LANXESS Leather commitment to ZDHC MRSL

 

In the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Joint Roadmap, ZDHC member brands committed to define and develop a Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) for the apparel and footwear industry. The 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 will assist brands, their supply chains and the broader industry to adopt a harmonized approach to the control of hazardous substances.

The ZDHC MRSL is a list of chemical substances subject to a usage ban. There should be no intentional use of the MRSL-listed substances in facilities that process materials used in the production of apparel and footwear. MRSL limits apply to substances in commercially available chemical formulations and not those from earlier stages of chemical synthesis.

The current edition 12/2015 of the ZDHC MRSL for leather manufacture is available at http://www.roadmaptozero.com/

LANXESS leather fully supports the ZDHC Joint Roadmap and aims to achieve elimination of all MRSL listed substances from the range of products sold for the manufacture of leather.

By a combination of smart testing, chemical know-how, raw material specifications and product surveillance LANXESS does safeguard that threshold values for all MRSL-listed substances are observed.  


For the complete LANXESS range of ZDHC MRSL compliant products please contact us.

Threshold Limit values on restricted substances in chemical formulations are in some cases substantially higher than limits on restricted substances in finished products. This is because substances in finished products are usually found in smaller concentrations than in the chemical formulations used to produce them. Chemical formulations are highly concentrated before dilution upon application

The MRSL does not replace applicable national environmental or workplace safety restrictions. Worker exposure to the listed and other hazardous substances must not exceed occupational exposure limits.