06/12/2019 – A step towards globally sustainable textile production — auf Deutsch lesen

CHT Group joins ZDHC as Contributor

CHT Group became a Value Chain Contributor of the ZDHC Foundation, effective by July 2019.


CHT appreciates the effort of ZDHC to manage textile chemicals along the complete value chain by one global systematic approach. © CHT


CHT considers sustainability as long-term and successful part of its future strategy, rooted in the company vision.

Furthermore, it is the intention of CHT to strongly support initiatives that aim to eliminate unacceptable hazardous chemicals from the supply chains.

Sustainability in the textile field means to CHT that all partners along the textile chain need to cooperate in order to define the best solutions for chemicals and processes that ensure sustainable textile production. It is necessary that all partners within the textile supply chain cooperate and support the goal of constituting one evaluation systematic for chemical products and management instead of developing constantly new and individual requirements and standards.

Ralf Kattanek, CHT Group Vice President Textiles, responsible for the CHT textile business globally:

“With the effort and the progress ZDHC has made since its foundation in order to improve sustainability within the textile and leather supply chain, we think it is the right time to intensify the good cooperation of the chemical suppliers and the ZDHC Foundation in order to move the international textile supply chain towards a more sustainable textile production.”

Adreas Bayer, Head of Product Safety of CHT Group:

“CHT Group is supporting “The ZDHC Foundation since 2011. In the meantime, there are approximately 17,000 products for finishing textiel and leather articles uploaded in the ZDHC Gateway. CHT has a high share with more than 1,600 products in the ZDHC Gateway. By that we are showing a strong committment to ZDHC and we are proud that more than 85 percent of these up-loaded products achieved the Level 3 regarding conformance with the ZDHC gateway systematic.”