WATER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM SETUP

Water Week 2024 is actually a period of 8 weeks from March 4 through the ZDHC April reporting period during which brands/retailers with a focus on water stewardship can use LINK Services at no cost. With your assistance in providing the necessary data, your water management program can be fully automated and generating real-time factory water testing results and compliance analytics in one week.

  • Monday: Upload data spreadsheets
  • Tuesday: Upload water testing specifications
  • Wednesday: Validate configuration
  • Thursday: Engage stakeholders
  • Friday: Compliance feedback/corrective actions

 

Water Surveillance Setup Week

HOW TO REGISTER

Submit your request using the form below, specifying your preferred week during which you can be available (by email) to work with our implementation specialists. We will make every opportunity to accommodate your requested week. The schedule below is updated daily on a first come-first served basis and current resource capacity. If none of these time slots fit with your availability, please provide 2-3 alternative dates in the request form below.

  • Week 1: March 4 – March 8
  • Week 2: March 11- March 15
  • Week 3: March 18 – March 22
  • Week 4: March 25 – March 29
  • Week 5: April 1 – April 5
  • Week 6: April 8 – April 12
  • Week 7: April 15- April 19
  • Week 8: April 22 – April 26

The April 2023 wastewater reporting period closes on April 30, 2024. Final factory surveillance data, performance reports, exports and dashboard analytics are available beginning May 1, 2024.

 


FAQs (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Q: Is it really a free trial?

A: Yes. If you are not an existing LINK subscriber, the implementation services cost you nothing, regardless of whether you cancel at the conclusion of the trial. If you are an existing LINK subscriber under Enterprise or Global Plan, you pay only for implementation services and only if you continue processing the water testing data and analytics for use in your business. Team Plan subscribers must upgrade in order to add more than one Program to their implementation.

Q: What about data confidentiality?

A: When you register we will send you a standard confidentiality agreement or you may use your corporate agreement if preferred. At the conclusion of the trial, we will send you a document certifying the return or destruction of all materials you provided. We do not disclose who participates in the program or any other information you provide.

Q: Do we need to be a ZDHC signatory brand to use the system?

A: No. Any brand or retailer in the apparel, footwear, equipment, home goods or other industry focused on supply chain water stewardship is eligible. If you are a signatory brand, you can leverage the direct API connection between LINK and the ZDHC Gateway, and eliminate the need to transfer or upload lab testing data. If you are not a ZDHC member, you can import your factory water testing results through a spreadsheet template. Your results will be validated for compliance against the latest version (v2.1) of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines.

Q: How do I cancel at the end of the trial?

A: Simply send your implementation specialist an email with your request. We do not have a mechanism for billing you without a formal purchase order from your organization, so there is no way for you to be billed unexpectedly. Really, there is no risk.

Q: Is there any requirement to follow the 2X/year April/October ZDHC reporting period cadence?

A: No, not at all. Many brands have their factories submit wastewater surveillance data (usage, treatment and testing data) throughout the year, and others require only 1X/year submissions.

Q: What about FAQs on using LINK, features and benefits, costs, implementation, etc?

A: Here is the general FAQs page for those sorts of frequently asked questions.

Q: What if I have other questions?

A: No problem. Submit the request form on this page with your additional questions and we will respond within 24 hours.

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