Resource Efficient Management of Chemicals in Textile and Leather Sector Companies
The objective of the handbook is to provide practical guidance to personnel of factories in the textile and leather sector who are involved in the implementation or upgradation of resource efficient management of chemicals in their respective factories.
The handbook contains worksheets, handouts, presentations as well as reading materials to provide a ready reference for the different steps of implementing chemical management systems elements and good chemical management practices.
The materials are arranged in form of training untils along the seven steps of "Resource Efficient Management of Chemicals" (REMC) cycle of change and closely follow the recommended structure and content of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Chemical Management System Guidelines.
The toolkit provides practical step-by-step explanations to the persons involved in the managament of chemicals in such manufacturing companies on how to
(i) set up a chemical management system;
(ii) implement chemical risk control; or
(iii) simply update specific aspects in the company´s exisitng management practices.
With regard to the setting-up of a chemical management system, the toolbox closely refers to the Chemical Management System Guidance (CMS) Manual published by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation in September 2015.
The toolkit is also meant to serve as a reference for service providers (e.g. service cells in industry associations, business intermedaries, training, advisory or audit service providers), who want to assist companies in these efforts.
Phase of intervention
Operating SIA, Management, Resource efficiency
Level of intervention
Chemical Management, Resource efficiency
Companies, SME, Industrial area management and operator