Training | Chemical management, Eliminating hazardous chemicals

Training of Trainers (ToT) on Chemical Management


This tool aims to guide trainers, learning facilitators, and service providers assisting textile and leather factories in implementing resource-efficient management of chemicals (REMC). It focuses on integrating the GIZ Chemical Management (CM) Self-Learning training/course, developed under the Promoting Sustainability in the Textile and Garment Industry in Asia (FABRIC) project, into training and advisory service activities. 

The GIZ CM Self-Learning course is linked to the GIZ REMC toolkit, which includes a handbook for factories, guidelines for trainers and service providers, and additional learning materials for training. The course comprises eleven topic-specific modules with submodules, quizzes, and practical assignments which can be accessed through the GIZ administered atingi learning platform, managed by GIZ, ensuring regular updates.

Main features and components

CM Self-Learning Modules:
The CM Self-Learning course comprises eleven topic-specific modules, with eight modules further divided into submodules. Each module encompasses:

  • Presentation: In-depth content with voiceover audio/text and reference links.
  • Quizzes: Assessment tools to gauge learning progress.
  • Practical Assignments: Real-world exercises to apply newly acquired knowledge effectively.

Target Groups:

  • Trainers, learning facilitators, and service providers involved in chemical and waste management in the textile and garment industry.
  • Factory representatives responsible for implementing chemical management in their factories.
  • Individuals seeking to familiarize themselves with chemical management principles in line with international textile/garment supply chain expectations.

Learning objectives:

  • Identifying and documenting chemicals, assessing hazards, and managing risks.
  • Utilizing safety data sheets, traceability, and chemical information sources.
  • Developing chemical purchasing procedures and supplier monitoring.
  • Managing chemical waste, wastewater, and pollution.
  • Integrating chemical management into organizational practices.
  • Monitoring and reporting key performance indicators for chemical management.
  • Understanding the context, trends, and legal requirements of chemical management.

Implementation and work steps

Options for Implementation:

  1. Stand-alone self-learning: Learners complete the course independently.
  2. Integration into a blended learning approach: The course is part of a broader factory engagement initiative, with follow-up sessions.
  3. Use in face-to-face workshops: Self-learning presentations can be integrated into workshops.
  4. Supplementing academic learning programs: Modules can complement existing educational programs.

Benefits of Blended Learning:
Blended learning reduces the time needed to deliver knowledge content and allows for more in-depth discussions and practical exercises.

Academic Integration:
Educational institutions are encouraged to use the CM Self-Learning materials, including assignments, for practical fieldwork or group activities in their courses.



Phase of intervention

Operating SIA, Climate change

Level of intervention

Park management





Target groups

Company, SME, Industrial area management and operator