KISCO is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and publishes our own positive list of chemicals allowed under the ZDHC MRSL.
The SAC is an international association of manufacturers, brands and retailers that is developing a universal approach to measuring sustainability performance. Members include brands such as adidas, asics, nike, inditex and patagonia; retailers such as Walmart, H&M and Macy’s and manufacturers such as DuPont, Huntsman and Lenzing. The SAC’s key tool is the Higg Index which enables all participants in the apparel, footwear and home textile industries to measure their environmental, social and labor impacts.
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme is a framework for addressing the use of hazardous chemicals in the entire global textile and footwear supply chain. The ZDHC Joint Roadmap, Version 2, defines a Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) for the apparel and footwear industry. The MRSL covers chemicals that could be released into the environment during manufacturing and production processes as well as those that might be present in the finished product. KISCO has developed a list of dyes and chemicals which do not intentionally contain any of the substances in the priority chemical groups above the limits listed in the ZDHC MRSL and therefore can be used to supply textiles to brands that have signed up to Version 2 of the Joint Roadmap.