Frank Michel's Profile

Frank Michel

Frank Michel

Executive Director

ZDHC Foundation

ZDHC:  The Implementation Experience

The ZDHC Programme includes a collaboration of 22 signatory brands, 24 value chain affiliates, and 10 associates who work collaboratively to support the implementation of safer chemical management practices in the textile and footwear value chains thereby protecting consumers, workers and the environment. 

The ZDHC programme covers four key areas; Manufacturing Restricted Substance Lists (MRSL), waste water guidelines, audit Protocol and research. Data disclosure and training are cross-cutting areas which work across the four main work streams.

Frank will discuss the latest development of the programme in the context of the leather value chain. Specific discussion points will include the MRSL conformance guidelines for the testing and verification of chemicals, audit protocols for suppliers and waste water guidelines for leather.


About Frank Michel

Frank Michel is the Executive Director of the ZDHC Foundation an organisation responsible for implementing the ZDHC programme.

Since August 2015, Frank has led the ZDHC Foundation as Executive Director, bringing with him more than twenty years’ leadership experience in establishing and growing multi-stakeholder initiatives. 

Frank’s earlier career years include managing technical advisory groups and environmental initiatives for a leading German retail trade organisation, GS1 Germany GmbH, and working as Director of Regulation & Sustainability Management at 1WorldSync, where he was able significantly grow the size and outreach of the organisation by founding several subsidiaries.  

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