the protocol: our way to chem

The CHEM 4sustainability® protocol for the elimination of toxic and harmful substances is based on the synthesis between what brands ask companies in the supply chain and the analysis of relative verification methods. A bringing together of demand and ability to respond oriented towards the gradual achieving of shared goals through a single management system aligned to the ZDHC Supplier to Zero Programme.
Brachi Testing Services is the technical partner for chemical risk assessment.

from the initial commitmentto the monitoring of results


organisational structure

management procedure

mapping of the production process

assessment and monitoring of the supply chain

assessment of the chemical inventory

annual verification of the level of implementation

programme of controls regarding raw materials, chemical products, processes and waste

traceability of production

internal and external training for suppliers and clients

system reporting and data analysis

credible communication


chemical managers trained since 2016


ZDHC accredited courses: open sessions

For companies in the fashion supply chain who decide to undertake a specific learning path on Chemical Management, an additional opportunity is represented by the ZDHC training program – provided by Process Factory as an accredited training provider.

the guarantee: communicating progress

Being able to declare to the market the nature and scope of the commitment to chemical management is a clear competitive advantage. Those adopting the 4s CHEM protocol can count on tools that also are useful for communication purposes, for the assurance function that brands assign to them: the audit report for performance measurement, the 4s CHEM report, and the certificate with the implementation level achieved. The Advanced level of the 4s CHEM Protocol allows you to compete for the ZDHC Progressive level.

ZDHC In Check report: accredited support

A plus of the 4s CHEM protocol is the non-binding possibility to check the compliance level of one’s chemical inventory according to the ZDHC methodology. This possibility is usable through a module of the Ympact Platform accredited by ZDHC for generating Performance In Check Report.
Process Factory is the solution provider accredited by ZDHC for verification.

a proper approach to chemical management

Chemical management is a critical aspect of ensuring environmental sustainability and worker safety. The proper implementation of chemical management in the company requires the adoption of rigorous procedures for risk assessment and the selection of substances that are less harmful to the environment and human health. In addition, a constant monitoring system is essential to verify the effectiveness of the measures taken and ensure compliance with current safety and environmental protection regulations. Only through the elimination of toxic chemicals and the promotion of sustainable practices in their use can we ensure a better future for our planet and future generations.

Check the ZDHC compliance level of chemicals used in your production processes