The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation will kick-start its training courses in four countries namely Bangladesh, Vietnam, India and Italy. ZDHC had recently launched an online training academy to train manufacturers on safer chemical management. The ZDHC Academy will provide accredited training modules in up to 20 countries.
Aimed at the manufacturers and suppliers, the first course is introduction to chemical management in the textile industry. The training session in these four countries will begin from March.
The launch of ZDHC training is pivotal in moving the objective of the programme from development of tools to implementation.
“Developing safer chemical management standards is one thing,” said ZDHC training co-lead, Carmen Chan. “But to truly eliminate hazardous chemicals, the next step is to educate and support those working in mills, factories and even within brands, to understand how to implement these standards.”
The online platform offers the ability to organise and administer tailor-made chemical management training modules, and incorporates brand specific requirements. With time, the academy will expand by including additional courses and e-learning possibilities.
Currently, while all courses are administered via the platform, in person courses are offered by training providers namely, Intertek Consumer Goods GmbH, NimkarTek Technical Services Pvt. Ltd, Process Factory srl, Sustainable Textile Solutions.
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