Chemicals Management Toolkit

This is a collection of chemicals management practices and processes to ensure safe and sustainable products throughout the supply chain. Source: The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), a membership-driven trade organization for the outdoor industry.

SOURCE: Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)

CEO Water Mandate

This is a website for an Initiative of the United Nations Global Compact that mobilizes business leaders on water, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals. The website provides resources and encourages organizations to drive sustainability and security with water stewardship by signing a commitment. This website has been favored by members of our internal task force. Source: UN Global Impact.

SOURCE: UN Global Impact

Better Plants

This is a website for an Initiative of the US Department of Energy: Better Buildings. Better Buildings is designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.

SOURCE: US Department of Energy

ASTM International

This is a website for ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials), an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. They also provide training and e-learning to show how to test methods in action.


This is a website provides maps that can be used to identify and evaluate water risks around the world. 

SOURCE: World Resources Institute

Agreement on Characteristics of Wastewater Discharged to a Receiving Body

This is a document in Spanish that outlines the terms of the 2009 Salvadorian agreement regarding wastewater.

SOURCE: The Food Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

A Selection of Training Programs for Water and Wastewater Operators

This is a compilation of fact sheets from 2012 describing training programs, internships and mentoring programs that help new operators enter the water and wastewater industries, as well as enhance the skills and knowledge of experienced operators.


A Review of Environmental Policy and Legislation in Bangladesh

This is a paper written in 2006 that provides a brief synopsis of the content and applicability of the environmental policies and legislation dealing with industrial pollution of water, soil, and air in Bangladesh.

A Critical review on textile waste water treatments: Possible approaches

This is an academic journal article from 2016 that presents different treatment methods to treat textile wastewater along with the cost per unit volume of treated water. Treatment methods discussed in this paper involve oxidation methods (cavitation, photocatalytic oxidation, ozone, H2O2, fentons process), physical methods (adsorption and filtration), biological methods (fungi, algae, bacteria, microbial fuel cell). This article also recommends the possible remedial measures to treat different types of effluent generated from each textile operation. 

SOURCE: Elsevier

2016 Wastewater Guidelines

This is a document created by the ZDHC in 2019 that sets a single, unified expectation across the textile and footwear industries for wastewater discharge quality. ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) is a group of apparel and footwear brands and retailers working together to lead the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. 

SOURCE: Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Programme (ZDHC)