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ZDHC chemicals management system

Certification according to ICEC TS 420 "Chemical management system according to ZDHC requirements”

ICEC has obtained ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) recognition for the ICEC TS 420 (Chemical Management System) technical specification as an indicator for levels 1-2-3 for registering chemicals in the ZDHC Gateway . All levels provide for the chemical analysis, in the three-year certification period, of all the products that the company intends to register in the Gateway. Level 3 also includes an inspection at the production site by ICEC.

Verification of the chemical management system includes the presence of laboratory tests confirming compliance with the ZDHC MRSL for all products for which compliance is claimed. These products must be managed according to the good practices expressed by the requirements of the technical specification, which include the management of all chemical products placed on the market by the company and which also concern environmental management and the health and safety of workers. In fact, for companies already certified ISO 14001 or ISO 45001, facilitations are provided for obtaining certification according to the technical specification ICEC TS 420. 

ICEC TS 420 document is available upon request (write to icec@icec.it)