ILM will provide some background and context to this topic and will highlight some best practice and best available technologies in this area during the webinar. This will be supported by information from Stahl and Lectra, following the supply chain from farm to finished leather product.

In the second part of the webinar, Michael Costello, Sustainability Director for global leather chemicals supplier Stahl, will outline the company’s policy in this area and will provide more details about a project it was involved with called ReVeal. Michael Costello makes the following comments:

“Stahl believes that the road to sustainability starts with transparency. We also recognise that consumers, brands and designers are increasingly taking the whole (apparel, shoe & automotive) supply chain into account when they make decisions. This is why transparency is a corporate goal for Stahl and our activities are aimed at opening up supply chains for key stakeholders.

For example, in 2016, under the ReVeal name, we joined forces with livestock trading company PALI Group, Vitelco, Rompa Tanneries and Rompa Leder and organized an event to show how the (calf) leather supply chain can be managed in a responsible way, with an emphasis on traceability. This initiative reveals the process stages from calf to designer bag. The integrated nature of the Dutch veal example makes it possible to check and control every step of the supply chain at every given time, and to make every calfskin fully traceable. We expect that more actions designed to highlight good practices and supply chain management will be adopted as a result of the ReVeal project.”

The webinar is co-sponsored by Stahl and Lectra. Participation is subject to approval and spaces are limited. 

Click here to read more and to register for free for the webinar.


Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain in-depth report

The webinar theme ties in with a recently published in-depth report, “Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain” published by ILM and theSauerReport. For more information about the report click here or contact Maria Wallace, Tel: +44 (0)203 735 6537, to purchase or discuss the report in more detail.