The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation has released the ZDHC CMS (Chemical Management System) framework, which provides the textile, apparel and footwear industries with a united base to work from. The ZDHC Foundation helps companies in these industries reduce their chemical footprint. The CMS Framework is part one of the two-part structure of the ZDHC Chemical Management System. The CMS Framework lays out the minimum components of a CMS, while the second part – the ZDHC CMS Technical Industry Guide – will cover the implementation of a CMS in the supply chain.