12 December, 2017 - 13 December, 2017
13 January, 2018 - 16 January, 2018
Riva del Garda (Tn), Italy
15 January, 2018 - 18 January, 2018
Sao Paulo, Brazil
23 January, 2018 -
26 January, 2018 - 28 January, 2018
Did you know over a third of manufacturers suggest sourcing environmentally compliant chemicals is a priority? A recent survey reported by Ecotextile suggests that transparency, environmentally preferred chemistry, MRSL awareness and compliance are some of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers and brands.
More detailed information will be presented on these topics at the upcoming Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017. Industry leading speakers will discuss the latest MRSL compliance and verification system, Chem-MAP; the importance of transparency and traceability in supply chains; waste water compliance and the potential negative impact of chemistry in waste water and water courses.
Where and when?
This year’s half-day conference will take place at One Great George Street, central London on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Places are filling up fast so don't forget to register to attend by filling out the registration form or by emailing Deborah Taylor; email@example.com or call +44 (0)1604 679 999.
Co-organised by BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd (BLC) and International Leather Maker (ILM), the conference is sponsored by Stahl, Smit & zoon and TFL, and is supported by Lonza.
The full conference agenda
This year’s recently confirmed conference agenda incorporates exciting and forward-thinking leather sustainability topics:
12.15 Registration Tea/Coffee
12.45 Opening Remarks
13.00 NEXT on Modern Slavery - The Importance of Transparency
Chris Grayer, Next Holdings Ltd
13.30 Modern Slavery Act Update
Speaker to be confirmed
14.00 Full Traceability in Cattle Supply Chains, New Opportunities in Brazil.
Simon Hall, National Wildlife Federation
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14.30 Product Passport – Transparency in Chemistry
Pim Wilgenburg, Smit & zoon
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Cleaning up the Ganges: A Public Private Partnership for the Kanpur leather cluster
Michael Costello, Stahl
16.00 ZDHC: The Implementation Experience
Frank Michel, ZDHC
16.30 Introducing ChemMAP – a new system to verify upstream chemical formulations
Peter Gregory, Vert-Tex
17.00 Open Panel Discussion – “Sustainability: The Big Picture”
Dr. Jürgen Christner, TFL
Hugues Pichon, LVMH
Phil Townsend, Marks & Spencer
Tara Luckman, ASOS
Michelle Linderman, Crowell & Moring