Stahl expands ZDHC level 3-certified portfolio

January 25, 2024

Waalwijk, the Netherlands, 25 January 2024 – Stahl, the world leader in speciality coatings and treatments for flexible substrates, has achieved Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) MRSL 3.1 Gateway certification for 2,151 products in its portfolio. This achievement underlines Stahl’s ongoing commitment to the ZDHC mission of achieving the highest standards for sustainable chemical management.

ZDHC certification enables companies working in the footwear, apparel and accessories value chains to demonstrate their commitment to responsible chemical management, with the ultimate goal being zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. Level 3 certification represents the highest level of conformity with the ZDHC certification programme. To achieve this, Stahl’s formulated chemical products and raw materials were verified and tested against ZDHC’s latest Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL 3.1) by Eurofins | Chem-MAP®. The Chem-MAP® programme was also used to audit the chemical management and stewardship processes at three of Stahl’s manufacturing sites.

Michael Costello, Group Director Environmental, Social & Governance at Stahl: “This latest expansion of our ZDHC-compliant portfolio is another key milestone in our journey towards sustainable chemical management. We will continue to work tirelessly with our value chain partners to achieve the ZDHC vision: A world in which better chemistry leads to the protection of life, land and water.”