The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation has announced that it has updated its online chemical management training portal, the ZDHC Academy. It was launched at the end of 2016 with the aim of making high quality and certified training courses available to all members of the textile, apparel, footwear and leather industries. The portal is populated with content from a pool of seven accredited training providers and there are more than 60 individual trainers involved.

As part of the upgrade of the ZDHC Academy, the organisation has made it easier for users to search for suitable courses, register for training and track their learning progress.  ZDHC is also now offering a new training course about wastewater management. It will introduce participants to key elements of ZDHC’s Wastewater Guidelines, show how to implement them, and how to conduct a root cause analysis should test results show non-conformance. It also offers an overview of each stage of the wastewater treatment process.

Announcing the launch of the updated platform, Christina Raab, who oversees the ZDHC Academy, said: “With more than 1,000 training participants and nearly 80 in-person training sessions in 2018 so far, we wanted to take our training platform to the next level in terms of clarity and user-friendliness. We are excited about the growing uptake of our Academy worldwide and committed to continuously setting the mark on training content and quality together with our accredited training providers and partners.”

ZDHC has also said that additional training course are being finalised and should be announced in January 2019.