London, Dec 15 – UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, and ADEC Innovations, the technology provider behind the supply chain SaaS platform CleanChain, proudly announce their strategic partnership to enhance chemical use management across global supply chains in alignment with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative for the apparel, footwear, and accessories industry.

This collaboration brings together UL Solutions’ unparalleled expertise in applied safety science testing, inspection and certification with ADEC Innovations’ innovative technology-driven sustainability solutions. With this partnership, ADEC Innovations’ CleanChain platform seamlessly integrates into UL Solutions’ services, offering a cohesive and data-driven solution for chemical management across the entire supply chain.

The integration allows businesses and their suppliers to gain greater visibility into chemical inventories, manage chemicals hazardous to human health and the environment, and drive continuous improvement in sustainability performance.

The bundled solution includes official ZDHC training for suppliers, wastewater testing and reporting, MRSL certification and monthly ZDHC Performance InCheck reports generation and on-site verification of Chemical Inventory Lists with ZDHC Verified InCheck.

“By combining UL Solutions expertise in comprehensive chemical testing and certification with CleanChain’s innovative capabilities, we are creating a more comprehensive solution that empowers businesses to proactively manage their chemical usage, mitigate risks, and contribute to a safer, cleaner future”, says CleanChain’s Director, Daniel Murray.

“As a strategic technical partner of fashion and luxury companies, we are committed to supporting them in improving sustainability along their global supply chains. Thanks to the collaboration with ADEC Innovations, our customers will take advantage of the innovative CleanChain platform to power data management and reduce the impact on the environment and communities,” said Josh Warren, VP & GM of Retail & Consumer Products at UL Solutions.

Key benefits of the UL Solutions and ADEC Innovations partnership include:

  • Streamlined ZDHC compliance: Companies can easily manage and maintain ZDHC compliance across their supply chains through a unified platform that combines accurate chemical testing and real-time inventory management capabilities.
  • Enhanced supply chain transparency: Businesses are able to gain greater upstream visibility into chemical use at each step of production, facilitating informed decision-making and fostering overall trust among stakeholders.
  • Data-driven insights: By leveraging advanced analytics and reporting functionalities, organizations can extract actionable insights from their chemical inventory data, driving continuous improvement and sustainable practices.
  • Improved risk mitigation: The combined expertise of UL Solutions and CleanChain equips businesses with the tools and knowledge needed to identify potential risks associated with hazardous chemicals, enabling proactive risk management and mitigation.

By harnessing the power of state-of-the-art technology and industry-leading expertise, the two companies are committed to supporting organizations in their journey towards responsible and sustainable chemical usage and a safer, cleaner future.

About UL Solutions:

A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers’ product innovation and business growth. The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. UL Solutions helps their customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future.

About ADEC Innovations:

ADEC Innovations, a leading provider of integrated expertise, software, data, and people, delivers solutions across Environmental Risk, Compliance & Assurance; Sustainability & ESG; and Outsourcing & Impact Sourcing. For nearly 30 years, ADEC Innovations has advanced sustainable business and operational practices around the world by harnessing and transforming information into knowledge and reshaping risk into positive impact and value. With a network of 4,000 employees across 19 countries, ADEC Innovations develops and offers innovative products and services that help governments, coalitions, and businesses worldwide meet their evolving needs and drive organizational value in a world where impact matters.

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