The way forward towards a sustainable textile industry – MRSL Standards, Business News


PHNOM PENH from Cambodia, 25 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – In recent years, TUV Rheinland has provided independent verification to numerous chemical manufacturers around the world to achieve fashion industry sustainability goals by demonstrating ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) and MRSL (Manufacturing) compliance. Restricted Substance List) (Level 1-2-3).

As Cambodia clothing sector, estimated at $ 7 billion, seems poised to bounce back in a post-COVID world, fashion giants, medium and small-sized textile players are all gradually building up their capacities to enable safe and sustainable textile production. To achieve this, a key strategy is to improve their environmental and social performance by reducing and mitigating risks during manufacturing. Performance is then measured and validated according to industry frameworks such as SAC Higg FEM and ZDHC Supplier to Zero (StZ).

“With over 800,000 garment workers in Cambodia, you can imagine the immense positive impact on safeguarding their well-being while making safer textile products! With more brands, buyers, market regulators and customers increasingly concerned with the environment, demonstrating that chemicals meet MRSL standards is sure to help build brand awareness and stakeholder confidence. in your company,“shared Dr Nguyen Ba Hoai Anh, Country Manager Vietnam, TUV Rheinland.

One of the crucial steps in this process for a growing number of environmentally conscious brands, buyers, market regulators and end-user customers is to demonstrate that the chemicals used throughout the manufacturing process and of sewage disposal meet MRSL criteria.


“With our constant engagement with the opinion leaders in the textile industry, you can rest assured that you are working with our own DetoXperts who are able to help you along the way to improve performance according to SAC Higg FEM and ZDHC Supplier to Zero (StZ). We also engage with chemical formulators to achieve ZDHC MRSL level 1/2/3 compliance, so factories can receive a higher ZDHC InCheck score. In this way, it helps to increase the possibilities of desirable results according to the ZDHC guidelines on wastewater. Overall, we strive to help companies across the value chain delve into the details of chemicals management and foster the development of robust processes to achieve DETOX or similar goals.,“underlined Mr. Rakesh Vazirani, Sustainable Development Manager (Products), TUV Rheinland.

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TUV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually all areas of business and life. Founded nearly 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading providers of testing services with more than 20,500 employees and annual revenue of 2 billion euros. TUThe highly qualified experts of V Rheinland test technical systems and products all over the world, support technological and business innovations, train people in many professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, independent experts generate confidence in products as well as in processes across global value chains and the flow of raw materials. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland is a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainable development and fight corruption. Website:

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