How to become an Approved Solution Provider

Scale up your expertise and solutions by being an Approved Solution Provider.

benefits

Seamlessly integrate your services with ZDHC's implementation tools and guidance. We equip our Providers with data and solution infrastructure. Accelerate your business and get the key to gain new customers by becoming an approved Roadmap to Zero Approved Solution Provider.

together for sustainability

A guided path for the industry

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When it comes to safer chemical management, we know that the industry has the potential to achieve a lot.

But to unleash this potential and have a real impact, clear guidance and qualified support are needed - for every organisation. This will help to navigate through the vast amount of information out there while identifying the most suitable solutions.

To maximise the impact, we scale our efforts with our Approved Solution Providers who have the know-how - based on years of expertise and ZDHC knowledge - to fast-track chemical management programmes.

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Solutions for the industry

Certification body

Accepted Certification Bodies offer services related to ZDHC MRSL certification.

Wastewater Laboratories

ZDHC Accepted Laboratories are allowed to submit wastewater test report data into the ZDHC Gateway for the creation of a ClearStream Report.

Consultants & Experts

Approved Consultants and Experts support Suppliers in continuous improvement and might also link to other ZDHC solutions.

Training Providers

Approved Training Providers host courses to help understand how to implement the ZDHC Chemical Management, Wastewater Guidelines and related environmental improvements.

 IT Solutions & Data Verifiers

Approved IT Solutions and Data Verifiers connect with the ZDHC IT systems and thereby enable progress and conformance monitoring based on verified resources (e.g. Approved Performance InCheck Solution Providers).

Certification Standard

Certification Standards form an umbrella for several certification bodies or laboratories that assess chemical formulations against this standards requirement and for ZDHC MRSL conformance.

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Benefits of being an Approved Solution Provider

  • Access to ZDHC Gateway infrastructure
    (subject to contract)
  • Knowledge base - Data sharing
  • Exclusive implementation expert network Government initiative support
  • Access to brand customer base
  • Global facility community
  • Listing on Solution Provider Platform
  • Co-creation of Roadmap to Zero guidelines
  • Access to exclusive events
  • Access to relevant ZDHC materials and platforms
  • Earning Reward Point based on your in-kind contribution and service delivery in ZDHC development from 2023 on.

Application process

Everything narrowed down to simple steps

Application process

This is what you need to become an Approved Solution Provider

ZDHC approves third-parties capable of evaluating the MRSL conformance as per the ZDHC Conformance Guidance. To earn acceptance, the third-party and its respective processes will be thoroughly assessed.

Laboratories must meet ZDHC’s minimum acceptance criteria. This is crucial to sample and analyse based on the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines, and to submit test data to the ZDHC Gateway - Wastewater Module. For consistent data quality, insight is needed on the personnel, equipment and processes being used. With that in mind, the ZDHC Laboratory Acceptance Programme was created. 

Organisations that qualify to be Accredited Training Providers must prove that they have training experience in the textile, footwear and leather goods manufacturing sector. To qualify for generalist training modules a minimum of 3 years training experience in similar topics is required.

To qualify for specialist training modules a minimum 8 years proven track record in organising similar trainings is required.

Organisation must meet integrity and compliance standards that enable them to commit to a data sharing agreement with ZDHC. To ensure data quality the Implementation HUB will run a due-diligence check and have a look into customer and staff training approaches.

Solution Providers are required to connect via REST-based API to our infrastructure.

In order to become an Accredited Expert, the organisation and the individual experts within the organisation must fulfil the following criteria.

‍The organisation must have existing track record of services that support the goal of ZDHC with a minimum of 3 years proven experience in conducting technical consultancy in the textile, apparel, leather and footwear manufacturing sector.

All Experts must communicate in the local language of the country which the Expert operates. English is required for Programme business communication purposes.

Rather than creating our own certification standard, it makes more sense to leverage those already available in the market. We do that by awarding ZDHC Accepted Status. To earn acceptance, a standard will be thoroughly assessed. We will need to understand if and how well the standard indicates a formulation's conformance to the ZDHC MRSL.

certification body

Application CriteriaZDHC approves third-parties capable of evaluating the MRSL conformance as per the ZDHC Conformance Guidance. To earn acceptance, the third-party and its respective processes will be thoroughly assessed.

process

Step 1

Register your laboratory or certification organisation on the ZDHC Laboratory and Certifier Management Platform and complete the application.

Step 2

ZDHC will conduct a due diligence. After the acceptance by the ZDHC team, you will be approved to provide certificates as an indication of conformance to the ZDHC MRSL.

Step 3

You can find more information on the requirements for acceptance in the ZDHC MRSL Conformance Guidance.

training providers

Application CriteriaOrganisations that qualify to be Approved Training Providers must prove that they have training experience in the textile, footwear and leather goods manufacturing sector. To qualify for generalist training modules a minimum of 3 years training experience in similar topics is required.

To qualify for specialist training modules a minimum 8 years proven track record in organising similar trainings is required.

process

Step 1

Organisations can send their applications to info@implementation-hub.org.

Step 2

We will contact you and conduct initial interviews.

Step 3

Applicant organisations will be asked to arrange a Pro Bono training to demonstrate technical competence in delivering training.

wastewater laboratories

Application CriteriaLaboratories must meet ZDHC’s minimum acceptance criteria. This is crucial to sample and analyse based on the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines, and to submit test data to the ZDHC Gateway - Wastewater Module. For consistent data quality, insight is needed on the personnel, equipment and processes being used. With that in mind, the ZDHC Laboratory Acceptance Programme was created.

process

Step 1

Register your wastewater laboratory on the ZDHC Laboratory and Certifier Management Platform and complete the 'ZDHC Wastewater' application.

Step 2

Laboratories are accepted by ZDHC based on criteria including staff experience, equipment and processes in place to analyse wastewater and sludge samples. 

Step 3

You can find more information on the requirements for acceptance in the ZDHC Wastewater Sampling and Analysis Plan, and the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines.

 IT Solutions & Data Verifiers

Application CriteriaOrganisation must meet integrity and compliance standards that enable them to commit to a data sharing agreement with ZDHC. To ensure data quality the Implementation HUB will run a due-diligence check and have a look into customer and staff training approaches. Solution Providers are required to connect via REST-based API to our infrastructure

process

Step 1

Use the pre-registration to be invited for the opening of the application platform.

Step 2

You will be contacted by the Implementation HUB and the due-diligence process will start.

Step 3

Upon approval by the Implementation HUB, you will need to sign the Data Sharing Agreement with ZDHC.

Approved Consultants & Experts

Application CriteriaIn order to become an Accredited Expert, the organisation and the individual experts within the organisation must fulfil the following criteria.

The organisation must have existing track record of services that support the goal of ZDHC with a minimum of 3 years proven experience in conducting technical consultancy in the textile, apparel, leather and footwear manufacturing sector.

All Experts must communicate in the local language of the country which the Expert operates. English is required for Programme business communication purposes.

process

Step 1

Use the pre-registration to be invited for the opening of the application platform.

Step 2

On the application platform, you will be invited to fill in and submit the application.

Step 3

Organisation to submit the full application to Implementation HUB.

Step 4

After you have received the Approved Status, sign a Service Agreement. This will include the list of Accredited Experts within your organisation.

Certification Standard

Application CriteriaRather than creating our own certification standard, it makes more sense to leverage those already available in the market. We do that by awarding ZDHC Accepted Status. To earn acceptance, a standard will be thoroughly assessed. We will need to understand if and how well the standard indicates a formulation's conformance to the ZDHC MRSL. 

process

Step 1

Register your Certification Standard or oganisation on the ZDHC Laboratory and Certifier Management Platform and complete the application.

Step 2

ZDHC will conduct a due diligence. After the acceptance by the ZDHC team, you will be approved to provide certificates as an indication of conformance to the ZDHC MRSL.

Step 3

You can find more information on the requirements for acceptance in the ZDHC MRSL Conformance Guidance.

Application process

Everything narrowed down to simple steps

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Choose one of the Approved Partner applications and apply today.

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