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  • Open or Close A Successful Meeting in Amsterdam!

    19 September 2019

    The ZDHC Focus Area Meeting in Amsterdam was very productive, and our ADEC team was very excited to meet with our CleanChain brands and ZDHC. The meeting covered many topics, including preparation for the ZDHC MRSL v2.0 release in early 2020, review of the scope and content for v2.0 of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines.

    September 19 was also the first official ZDHC Gateway Day, where ADEC’s own Dinali Mallikage and Neliana Fuenmayor presented on future Gateway developments.

  • Open or Close How Can Suppliers Promote Safer Chemistry?

    27 June 2019

    We are excited to release our first CleanChain white paper, "How Textile and Apparel Suppliers Promote and Validate Safer Chemistry." Topics covered include chemical use in textile production, how to minimize the use of hazardous chemicals, managing supply chains and measuring improvement, and shifting global attitudes toward chemical sustainability.
    Our team looks forward to continuing our work with the fashion and apparel community on its journey to sustainable and responsible chemical management practices!
  • Open or Close A Successful Meeting in Portland!

    30 May 2019

    ZDHC hosted in-person Focus Area Meetings on May 7-9 in Portland, Oregon. ADEC Innovations has a long relationship with ZDHC, including as the technology provider of ZDHC Gateway. Both our ADEC ZDHC team and our ADEC CleanChain team had an opportunity to participate in the events. And together with ZDHC, we reaffirmed our collaboration and aligned on our common vision. The meetings also gave us the opportunity to strategize on how to ensure that development of CleanChain aligns with ZDHC initiatives to improve efficiencies with brands and suppliers and avoid duplication of effort. 

    For more information on how CleanChain, Gateway, and ZDHC work together, contact Alicia Godlove.

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  • Open or Close ADEC Innovations at the UNEA: Transforming the Fashion Industry

    2 April 2019

    ADEC Innovations and members of the CleanChain team recently traveled to Nairobi to attend the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The week-long meeting included member states, coalitions, NGO’s, and the private sector, and had an overriding theme of addressing sustainable consumption and production as well as finding innovative solutions for environmental challenges.

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  • Open or Close Lowering the Costs of Auditing Through Automation

    28 February 2019

    Audits are costly. Managing supply chain connections, conducting assessments, tracking corrective actions, and aggregating all this information into useful reports are necessary tasks that are both time-consuming and labor-intensive. However, an effective automated solution can greatly reduce these costs, taking on much of the labor of auditing.

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  • Open or Close Screened Chemistry in Action

    31 January 2019

    ZDHC Signatory Brands C&A, H&M, Levi Strauss & Co., and NIKE, recently announced that they have aligned their Screened Chemistry tools and approaches. These brands are converging within the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme in order to encourage broader adoption and innovation. All four brands have adopted the ZDHC MRSL, and Screened Chemistry is a process to assess, score, and certify formulations to help find and identify safer alternatives.

    Visit Scivera and ToxServices to learn more about Screened Chemistry.

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  • Open or Close ADEC Innovations Recognized with OutSystems’ Environmental Impact Award

    27 December 2018

    ADEC Innovations has been awarded the 2018 OutSystems Innovation Awards’ Environmental Impact Award. It is the fifth award ADEC Innovations has received in the past year for our software solutions.

    Speaking on the decision to grant the award, OutSystems cited our industry-changing software solutions: “With the ability to repurpose functionality from several applications to solve similar challenges in other markets, the team developed four customized apps. The ZDHC Gateway Chemical and Wastewater Modules identify greener chemistry within textile manufacturing processes. CleanChain helps ensure sustainable operational practices in the supply chain. CDPInsights helps companies understand and benchmark their climate change performance. And MetricsTrac helps companies improve their sustainability performance organization-wide.”

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  • Open or Close Meet Us in Amsterdam!

    17 November 2018

    ADEC Innovations will be attending the ZDHC Annual Meeting (Dec 4-5th) and the Friends of ZDHC Event (Dec 6-7th) in Amsterdam. We are a ZDHC Value Chain Affiliate and the technology provider for the Gateway. Representing our team in Amsterdam will be Ben Wilde (Managing Director), Wendy Ye (Customer Success Manager), and Dinali Mallikage (Product Manager).

    We would love the opportunity to connect with you at these events! To set up a meeting with us in Amsterdam, please contact Wendy Ye.

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  • Open or Close We Want Your Feedback!

    17 October 2018

    In October, ADEC Innovations sent out our first round of supplier feedback surveys, a new program we are rolling out. Scheduled periodically, these surveys are specifically designed for each user. We want to continue to improve CleanChain and bring you value, and your input is crucial to this goal. Your responses are anonymous and will help drive the future of CleanChain.

    When you receive a survey, please fill it out promptly. You may complete the English or Chinese version. We always welcome feedback, so feel free to contact our team directly at

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  • Open or Close CleanChain's International Community

    17 September 2018

    ADEC Innovations team members are in Amsterdam this month, working alongside the ZDHC Foundation at the Input and Output Focus Area Meetings. ZDHC, ADEC Innovations, and members of the global apparel, footwear, and leather value chains came together to further our shared goal of eliminating the discharge of hazardous chemicals into our environment.

    ADEC Innovations presented to a group of 45 ZDHC contributors on new features released in the ZDHC Chemical Gateway and Wastewater Module during 2018, as well as updates from the last Focus Area meeting in May. The meetings also set agendas and targets for the coming year. Learn more about implementing CleanChain and ZDHC Gateway within your manufacturing processes by clicking the button below.

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  • Open or Close Happy One-Year Anniversary to Burberry!

    17 August 2018

    This month we are celebrating Burberry's one-year anniversary as a member of the CleanChain community!

    Burberry has set the target of eliminating the use of chemicals that may have a negative environmental impact by 2020.

    Burberry continuously strives to partner with industry associations, other brands, academic organizations, chemical suppliers, and other stakeholders to achieve further progress in this area. Burberry believes that CleanChain will enable collaboration among supply chain partners to effectively manage their chemical usage in their own facilities and with their upstream supply chain.

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  • Open or Close CleanChain Awards

    17 July 2018

    We are proud to announce that CleanChain has been recognized with three prestigious awards: the Top Environmental Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today Product & Project Awards, the Sustainability Product of the Year Award from Business Intelligence Group, and the Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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  • Open or Close MAS Holdings Makes a CleanChain Connection with ADEC Innovations in Journey Toward Elimination of Hazardous Materials

    17 June 2018

    As part of its zero toxic commitments, MAS needed a process and reporting system that provided inventory registration and management, usage tracking and dashboard views for each of their facilities around the globe. MAS selected CleanChain for its unique features, which allowed them to create these solutions.

    Working together, MAS and ADEC Innovations implemented CleanChain to fulfill their specific reporting needs. MAS has since facilitated the adoption of CleanChain at 20 chemical intensive manufacturing facilities in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Sri Lanka, the UK, the US, and Vietnam.

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  • Open or Close ZDHC e-MRSL

    17 May 2018

    ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) v1.1 is now available in electronic format! Now users can:

    • Search by substance or CAS numer.
    • Easily access guidance documents.
    • Export to PDF.


    Access the ZDHC e-MRSL

  • Open or Close Levi Strauss & Co. Customer Announcement

    17 April 2018

    Levi Strauss & Co. is deeply committed to reducing the use of hazardous chemicals and minimizing the impact on the environment and the surrounding communities for which their products are manufactured.

    And according to Szilard Szvaras, EHS Senior Manager, Levi Strauss & Co. Europe, “To improve the transparency and chemistry used in the manufacturing process of our products, Levi’s selected CleanChain to continue to advance our commitment to eliminating hazardous chemicals use throughout our supply chain."

    ADEC Innovations is proud to announce Levi Strauss & Co. is the newest member of the CleanChain community!