NICCA CHEMICAL Group – Commitment to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Manufacturing Restricted Substances List –Ver. 2

   NICCA Chemical Group promises to be responsible for environmental issues as a member of the textile manufacturing supply-chain.

  ZDHC※1, a group of apparel brands has created MRSL※2 to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their supply chain by 2020.
Accordingly, NICCA has reviewed all products to publish a NICCA Positive List (the “List”) beginning in July, 2015 Ver. 1 which completely fulfill the ZDHC MRSL. The products on the List have no intentional addition of harmful substances restricted by ZDHC MRSL.

  The List, Ver. 2, reflects the ZDHC MRSL Version 1.1※3 released on December, 2015. NICCA will update the List whenever ZDHC has updated the MRSL, NICCA produces new products and/or ceases producing any products.
  In addition, products on the List are general sales products.If products you are using are not on the List, please do not hesitate to ask a NICCA sales representative. Please be sure to inquire before ordering since production lead time varies depending on the product.
(Annotations※ are mentioned under NICCA Positive List past updates.)

Yoshihiro Saya
Operating Officer
Assistant Director,Chemical Unit
May 19th,2016

On October 10th, 2017, NICCA CHEMICAL was awarded “2017 ZDHC Global Top10 ZDHC Gateway-Chemical Module pioneer reward”
[NICCA Positive List]
June 30th, 2016 Released the latest version NICCA Positive List Ver.2.1 (Updated Indonesia)
NICCA Positive List 20160630.pdf

[Past updates]
・May 19th, 2016 Released NICCA Positive List Ver.2 which completely fulfill the ZDHC MRSL Version 1.1
・September 1st, 2015 Released NICCA Positive List Ver. 1.1 (Modified)
・July 21st, 2015 Released NICCA Positive List Ver. 1 which completely fulfill the ZDHC MRSL Version 1

※1.ZDHC:Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
  Participants include Adidas, BENETTON, BURBERRY, C&A, ESPRIT, G-STAR RAW, GAP, H&M, INDITEX, Jack Wolfskin, LEVI’S, Lbrands, LI-NING, M&S, NB, NIKE, PUMA, PVH

※2. MRSL: Manufacturing Restricted Substances List
  Restricted substances and groups of substances specified by ZDHC MRSL (As of December, 2015 Version 1.1):
• Alkylphenol (AP) and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEOs)
• Chlorobenzenes & Chlorotoluenes
• Chlorophenols
• Dyes – Azo (Forming Restricted Amines) ※4
• Dyes – Navy Blue Colorant
• Dyes – Carcinogenic or Equivalent Concern
• Dyes – Disperse (Sensitizing) ※4
• Flame Retardants ※4
• Glycols ※4
• Halogenated Solvents
• Organotin Compounds
• Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
• Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) ※4
• Phthalates – including all other esters of ortho-phthalic acid
• Total Heavy Metals
• Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) ※4

※3. ZDHC MRSL Version 1.1

※4. Restricts only individual substances and not the whole substance group