GLOBAL CHEMICALS’ commitment to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals

Chemicals Manufacturing Restricted Substance List

GLOBAL CHEMICALS is strongly committed to the highest standards of product safety and, through intensive analytical monitoring of chemical products actively supporting the objective of removing hazardous chemicals from the textile and clothing supply chain.

In the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Joint Roadmap, Version 2, ZDHC member brands are committed to define and develop a Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) for the textile and apparel industry. The ZHDC MRSL addresses hazardous substances potentially used and discharged into the environment during manufacturing and related processes, not just those substances that could be present in finished products.

The ZDHC MRSL is a list of chemical substances subject to a usage ban, meaning that the MRSL-listed chemical substance or group of substances may not be used to achieve a desired function or effect during production of the raw material or product (that is, no intentional use). Due to the existence of manufacturing impurities in chemical formulations, a minor or trace amount of the restricted substance is permitted within defined concentration limits. Chemical formulations containing restricted substances that exceed these limits are not compliant with the MRSL.

Restricted substances and groups of substances according to MRSL of ZDHC (details on chemicals and individual limits see MRSL) are:
    Alkylphenol (AP) and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates ( APEOs)
    Chlorobenzenes & Chlorotoluenes
    Dyes – Azo (Forming Restricted Amines)1
    Dyes – Navy Blue Colorant
    Dyes – Carcinogenic or Equivalent Concern
    Dyes – Disperse (Sensitizing)
    Flame Retardants
    Halogenated Solvents
    Organotin Compounds
    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
    Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)2
    Phthalates – including all other esters of ortho-phthalic acid
    Total Heavy Metals
    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

Please be advised that based on the information available to us from our raw material suppliers the current products offered in the product lines listed in this formulation list do not contain any of the substances or group of substances (i) as intentionally added raw materials or (ii) as impurities above the limit specified in the MRSL3 (current version: June 2014) of ZDHC. To the best of our knowledge, none of these substances are intentionally generated during production.
    1 azo dyes that can undergo reductive cleavage of the azo bond(s) to release carcinogenic amines as defined in Annex XVII of REACH
    2 GLOBAL CHEMICALS’ products are produced by telomerization. PFOA is not used in this process, nor is PFOA added to the commercial products in subsequent production steps.

Aligned with GLOBAL CHEMICALS’ commitment to work towards the elimination of PFOA and related chemicals, our research and development efforts, as well as continuous improvement of our manufacturing process, have led to our products environment-friendly.

We will continue to keep you informed about our latest research progress to get PFOA free and fluorine free alternatives. We are dedicated to find with you sustainable solutions for the water and soil repellency as well as soil release performance of textile articles.

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Programme June 2014.

If you need clarification for any local product, please contact us.
    This document is in addition to, but not replacing, the information on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
    Please read the MSDS of the product in order to comply with legal requirements and the requirements of the brand’s Restricted Substance List (RSL).
    Analysis for detecting chemical impurities is routinely carried out on GLOBAL CHEMICALS’ products to ensure compliance.
    Any user of this product is responsible for determining the suitability of GLOBAL CHEMICALS’ products for its particular application.