Scivera Joins ZDHC Contributors to Expand Support and Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals in the Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Industry

Charlottesville, USA — 7 January 2019 — Scivera and the ZDHC Foundation are proud to announce that Scivera has joined the ZDHC Contributor community. Since 2017, Scivera has supported ZDHC goals by screening and certifying textile chemicals as an authorized Service Provider of the ZDHC MRSL Conformance Programme. By joining as a ZDHC Contributor, Scivera increases its ZDHC engagement with a growing number of global brands, suppliers, and broader stakeholders on the work of finding safer chemicals for apparel and footwear products and processes.

The ZDHC Foundation oversees implementation of the Roadmap to Zero Programme and is a global multi-stakeholder initiative within the fashion and footwear industry. The vision is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Through collaborative engagement, standard setting and large- scale implementation, ZDHC advances the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. ZDHC takes a holistic approach to sustainable chemical management and supports the industry with practical tools and solutions, training and Implementation experts, capacity building including innovation projects

Founded in 2008, Scivera is recognized as an innovator and leader in making the identification and replacement of hazardous chemicals in products simple, fast, and cost-effective. The company has built the most comprehensive resource for Chemical Hazard Assessments (CHA) verified by board-certified toxicologists. This information is made available to subscribers through the innovative cloud-based app, SciveraLENS®, bringing scalable, data-driven, chemicals management and safer alternatives exploration to all participants in the global consumer products supply chain.

Joe Rinkevich, President and Founder of Scivera says “We are excited to expand our role in the ZDHC community. Scivera has developed innovative software solutions to accelerate achievement of the ZDHC goal. We are proud that so many ZDHC participants are using SciveraLENS software to screen textile chemicals for hazards and also search for potential safer alternatives.” Rinkevich adds “With our team of board-certified toxicologists and innovative approach to delivering critical chemical information, we help our customers enhance business processes to gain valuable insight on chemicals decisions.”

Scott Echols, ZDHC Programme Director, notes “Scivera brings critical technical solutions to the textile supply chain. With thousands of participants worldwide, the need for speed and scale in delivering critical chemicals knowledge is essential to reaching ZDHC goals. We are thrilled Scivera has joined as a ZDHC Contributor.”

Scivera is also a ZDHC Accepted Provider for ZDHC MRSL Conformance Certification (Level 1) as well as an authorized certifier for several other sustainable chemistry standards across multiple product categories.

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