TÜV Rheinland, the German multinational corporation operating in the inspection services field, has got an approval to provide Level 3 testing and conformance certification for the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List 2.0 (MRSL 2.0). The company is now an established global provider of chemical management solutions for the Textiles, Apparel, and Footwear Industry.

Once certified by TÜV Rheinland, the chemical formulation can be registered and listed on the ZDHC Gateway: Chemical Module. This development means that TÜV Rheinland now offers customers a genuine, one-stop solution for all three focus areas of the ZDHC’s ‘Roadmap to Zero’ initiative and Greenpeace’s Detox campaign – inputs, processes, and outputs – through its next-level Toxproof testing and certification programme.

Level 3: products certified as not dangerous to human health and environment

The new Level 3 approval, the highest level in the current programme, covers TUV Rheinland’s extensive global testing and certification network, including APAC locations such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam, along with labs in Bangladesh, India, Turkey, and Germany. It complements the MRSL 2.0 testing and certification services, which are already in high demand.

Conformance as per ZDHC MRSL Level 3, is a reliable and trusted indicator that the chemical formulation (and the process that produced it) has undergone a recognised, in-depth product and facility assessment, independent testing and on-site auditing – and will continue to undergo random product checks after the test mark is issued. Buyers and end-user consumers can be confident that, to the best of current knowledge, the product presents no danger to human health and meets recognised environmental sustainability standards.