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Kelheim Fibres joins ZDHC programme

Guidelines provide uniform criteria for measuring indicators such as wastewater, air emissions and other process-related parameters.

15th April 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bavaria, Germany

Medical/Hygiene

Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has joined the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero programme.

The non-profit organisation with more than 160 contributors worldwide has set itself the goal of completely eliminating harmful substances from the textile value chain.

The ZDHC guidelines provide producers of manmade cellulosic fibres with uniform criteria for measuring indicators such as wastewater, air emissions and other process-related parameters.

The measured data is independently monitored and published. Kelheim, the world’s first EMAS-validated viscose fibre producer, sees its ZDHC participation as another building block on the road to even more sustainable fibre production.

“We want to develop our industry with our know-how towards a greener future,” said Kelheim CEO Craig Barker. “We fully support ZDHC’s vision of a widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers workers and the environment.

“ZDHC provides us with access to a range of best practices in chemical management and gives us the opportunity to network and learn from each other with like-minded industry partners. Its collaborative approach will accelerate the shift to a more responsible industry and we want to contribute to that.”

www.kelheim-fibres.com

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