The deadline for adopting ZDHC MRSL V2.0 has been extended to the 1st April 2021.

Published 21st December 2020


During 2020, the Chem-MAP team have certified over 2,000 chemicals to ZDHC MRSL V2.0, ensuring chemical substances used in textiles, apparel, footwear, leather, rubber, foam, and adhesives meet the updated ZDHC standard.

ZDHC MRSL V2.0 will replace ZDHC MRSL V1.1 and companies previously certified to level V1.1 are advised to adopt V2.0 to be certified on the Gateway.  Due to the recent climate, disrupted supply chains and industry convergence, ZDHC have now extended this deadline to the 1st April 2021 (previously 31st December 2020).


In summary:

  • Companies conforming to ZDHC MRSL V1.1 certification are advised to re-certify to V2.0 as chemical products will only remain visible on the ZDHC Gateway until 1st April 2021.


  • Chemical products available in the marketplace can be used up in stock by suppliers until 1st September 2021.


ZDHC MRSL 2.0 goes beyond the traditional approaches to chemical restrictions, which only applies to finished products.  Chemical formulations covered by restrictions in the ZDHC MRSL V2.0 include but not limited to cleaners, adhesives, paints, inks, detergents, dyes, colourants, auxiliaries, coatings and finishing agents used during raw material production, wet processing, process machinery maintenance, wastewater treatment, sanitation, and pest control.


For more information about the changes to ZDHC certification and how Chem-MAP can support you with this process please speak to one of our consultants on 01604 679 999 or


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