ZDHC Academy Training Courses

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals or the ZDHC group has developed training courses for the textile, apparel, leather, and footwear industry. These trainings are designed to support the implementation of ZDHC Standards and Guidelines throughout the Supply Chain and are delivered through the ZDHC Academy by Accredited Training Providers (ATPs).


NimkarTek is accredited by the ZDHC group to provide approved training courses through our E-Learning Platform – NOTES. We offer trainings on topics including Chemical Management and Wastewater Management.


The trainings are delivered in the form of e-Learning courses, which provide you with flexibility in Learning. You can start as you wish and learn at your own pace. 


On completing the e-Learning courses, participants are required to take the Final Exam through the ZDHC Academy. Participants who pass the exam receive a Certificate of Completion.


For more information, click on the course of your interest below.


Higg FEM Training

The Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) is a valuable self-assessment tool that standardizes the measurement and evaluation of environmental performance in facilities. It enables manufacturers, brands, and retailers to identify areas for improvement and implement sustainable practices.


The Higg Index covers seven key areas – Environmental Management Systems, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Use, Wastewater/ Effluent Handling, Air Emissions, Waste Management and Chemicals Management.


The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has approved Trainer Bodies to support the Supply Chain with information on the Higg FEM.


NimkarTek is one of the Approved Trainer Bodies. We offer Online Higg FEM training in the form of E-Learning courses for all Supply Chain Partners. The E-Learning courses are tailored to best suit our Learners. Developed by the very best in the Industry, the Higg FEM E-Learning courses provide strong knowledge and practical guidance in the fun, interactive manner – thereby creating an impactful learning experience.


By successfully completing our training, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement from SAC.


Courses for Chemical Manufacturers and Suppliers

Product stewardship is one of the most important and rapidly growing necessity in almost every industry.


It is an act of minimizing the environmental, and social impacts of a chemical product and its packaging throughout all its lifecycle stages, while also maximizing economic benefits.


Under this course category, the learners will receive an in-depth understanding on the topics such as-

  • Hazards covered under the GHS;

  • Hazard Communication;

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods;

  • Chemical Management Legislations and Initiatives; and much more.


These courses are highly recommended for chemical manufacturers and suppliers.


Courses on Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs)

The purpose of Restricted Substances List (RSL) and Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) is to reduce the use of hazardous substances in consumer goods and in the supply-chains.


These E-learning courses will help the learners to understand the RSL/MRSL Requirements and guide you to conform with these requirements.


During this training, the learners will gain knowledge on-

  • Purpose of RSL and MRSL documents;

  • How these restrictions apply to the textile industry.


The courses under this category can be taken by any tier of the supply chain to acquire knowledge on ensuring compliance of products with constantly evolving RSL and MRSL requirements.


Courses on Individual Restricted Chemical Groups

The courses under this category are designed for learners interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge on the restrictions and limitations on the specific restricted chemical groups.


The content in these training courses will help the learners to understand -

  • Use of these restricted chemicals in the textile industry;

  • Harmful properties of these restricted chemicals;

  • Test methods used for the detection of such chemicals;

  • Maximum Permissible limits for the Restricted Substances; and,

  • Elimination strategies to monitor the presence of the Restricted Chemical Group and to ensure its conformance to the global requirements.


The training audience for these training courses are- Chemical Suppliers, Facilities with dyeing and washing processes, Production and quality managers and Personnel responsible for chemical compliance.


Courses on General Topics

These set of courses provide the learners with an overview on important sustainability and chemical topics.


These courses also give a quick and brief understanding on-

  • Importance of chemical compliance;

  • Basics of relevant eco-terms used in the industry; and,

  • Regulations on chemicals in textiles.


These courses are designed for learners with beginner as well as advanced levels of knowledge and experience.


Courses on Chemical Management

Chemical Management System (CMS) is important for all the suppliers and facilities who handle, store, or use chemicals, especially at the wet processing tiers of the textile supply chain.


This set of courses provides the learner with a holistic understanding on-

  • Development of chemical strategy;

  • Chemical Hazard Communication;

  • Managing chemicals during use or production; and,

  • Correct methods of discharging chemicals into wastewater.


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