Lonza joins the Conference’s Lead Sponsors Stahl and Smit & zoon in supporting the event, which will provide up to the minute leading industry presentations on sustainability issues relevant to the global leather industry.

A trusted and innovative supplier of technologies and services used in a wide range of industrial applications, Lonza’s vast product portfolio offers quality chemical technologies backed by expert technical and regulatory to meet their customers’ current and future needs. From fresh hide to finished leather, Lonza preservation systems offer protection for products, manufacturing process and in-can auxiliaries using safe handling, sustainable chemicals that are approved and supported under global environmental protection regulatory agencies.

The recently updated agenda for this year’s half-day conference incorporates exciting and forward-thinking leather sustainability topics, which include:

  •  ‘Modern Slavery – The Importance of Transparency’ by British retail chain NEXT, Chris Grayer followed by a presentation on ‘Modern Slavery Act Update’ (speaker TBC);
  •  ‘Full Traceability in Cattle Supply Chains, New Opportunities in Brazil’, Nathalie Walker, National Wildlife Federations;
  •  ‘Product Passport – Transparency in Chemistry, by chemical manufacturer Smit & Zoon; (Speaker TBC)
  •  Cleaning up the Ganges: A Public Private Partnership for the Kanpur leather cluster, by Michael Costello, Stahl;
  • ZDHC: The Implementation Experience, Frank Michel, ZDHC Foundation  
  •  Introducing ChemMAP – a new system to verify upstream chemical formulations, Peter Gregory, Vert-Tex

Register your attendance today by completing the registration form and returning it to Deborah Taylor  deborah@blcleathertech.com

If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maria Wallace maria@edifydigitalmedia.com or Jackie Trailor jackie@edifydigitalmedia.com

To view the agenda and find out more about the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference please click here.