Shanghai, China (November 8, 2016) — ADEC Innovations (ADEC), a pioneer in environmental, social and governance (ESG) solutions that create positive social and environmental impacts, today announced that it has been named the preferred, strategic technology and data management partner of the ZDHC Foundation (ZDHC), a not-for-profit that oversees the management of the ZDHC Programme, which is a collaboration of organizations working to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the supply chain.

One of the initial solutions jointly designed and fully developed and managed by ADEC is the ZDHC Chemical Gateway, a centralized product information database that helps chemical producers, brands and textile and footwear suppliers make better sourcing decisions. The first-of-its-kind resource is being built as part of the long-term strategic technology partnership between the ZDHC and ADEC.

“As data and disclosure is an important foundation to the ZDHC mission towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the textile and footwear value chain, providing our varied stakeholders with underlying technology and data management solutions ensures that we make it as streamlined as possible to determine conformance against the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List,” said Frank Michel, ZDHC executive director. “We are excited to be working in partnership with ADEC Innovations to develop and launch the Chemical Gateway, and we look forward to furthering our technology partnership with ADEC as we grow and evolve to meet the needs of our constituents.”

“Our partnership with ZDHC is just one example of ADEC Innovations’ commitment to developing specific solutions that address some of the world’s most pressing issues,” said Robert A. Francisco, ADEC Innovations President. “We are very pleased to be side-by-side with ZDHC at the forefront of helping chemical producers, manufacturers and suppliers of all types take steps toward safer and more sustainable operations.”

ADEC and ZDHC will be jointly demonstrating the ZDHC Chemical Gateway at the 4th ZDHC-CNTAC Conference on Hazardous Chemical Control and Sustainable Manufacturing taking place in Shanghai, China.

About ADEC Innovations

ADEC Innovations environmental, social and governance (ESG) business advances sustainable practices around the world and helps organizations responsibly grow and operate. With access to ADEC Innovations global workforce of over 5,000 employees spanning five continents: Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North America, ADEC ESG is able to seamlessly deliver fully-integrated, cost-effective consulting, data management and software solutions to ensure we meet our clients’ ever-evolving ESG needs and help them save time, reduce costs, optimize resource use and drive operational efficiencies. Please visit to find out more.

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