Leather chemicals manufacturer Lanxess has claimed the distinction of becoming the first to achieve the Chem-MAP Multisite Award.

Chem-MAP is a manufacturers’ restricted substance list verification system that secured approval from the ZDHC programme at the end of 2017. The system was developed Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre in partnership with UK-based consultancy Vert-Tex.

The award is for companies aiming for ZDHC Level 3 conformance across multiple production sites. Manufacturers that complete two or more audits are entitled to receive award. Each production facility is awarded a grade using a credit based-system, ranging from ‘Grade A’ to ‘Grade D’

After the successful completion of on-site audits at its Leverkusen site in Germany (pictured) and its Changzhou in China, coupled with an MRSL testing programme, Lanxess has achieved ‘Advanced Status’ in the Chem-MAP Multisite Award and ZDHC Level 3 conformance of the chemicals manufactured at these production sites.

From leatherbiz.com