The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Foundation (ZDHC) and the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), an industry federation representing textile-related industries in China, will jointly host a conference on better chemical management aimed at suppliers within the textile and footwear value chain. ZDHC oversees the implementation of the ZDHC Programme, a collaboration of more than 20 brands committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals from the textile and footwear value chain. The joint conference, which is scheduled to take place in Shanghai on Nov. 8, will provide suppliers with information on the ZDHC Programme and how to implement its standards and tools. The organizers expect around 1,000 participants at the event. Earlier this year, ZDHC and CNTAC announced a strategic collaboration alongside the start of CNTAC's Chemicals Stewardship Initiative 2020, a policy framework for the textile industry aimed at minimizing the negative impact of chemicals on the environment and human health.