When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Time: 4pm (Central European time). 3pm UK time.

Duration: 40 minutes

Cost: Free to attend (participation subject to approval and spaces are limited)

How do I register? Follow this link to register your participation. Participation is subject to approval and spaces are limited.

Total transparency when dealing with tannery waste

In the first week of March 2018, ILM will be hosting the next in a series of its free-to-attend leather industry webinars where registered delegates can listen and watch from the comfort of their own offices experts discussing the latest clean technologies and chemistries to reduce the environmental load, energy and waste in leather making.

ILM is proposing a 40-minute long webinar which will be viewed by up to 100 pre-registered delegates. There will be a short introduction by ILM Content Director, Martin Ricker followed by three 10-12 minute presentations on subjects related to the core theme. After the presentations, there will be a short Q&A session followed by brief conclusions.

The webinar will take place at a time of day to maximise the largest international audience from around the world.


Introduction: Martin Ricker, Content Director, ILM. (3 mins)

‘Chemical transparency – lifting the lid’ – Dirick von Behr, Smit & zoon. (10 mins)

‘Reducing the pollution load in leather making – Case study – Kanpur India’ – Ivan Kral, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO. (10 mins)

‘Transparency is leverage for new business’ – Paolo Gurisatti, President, SSIP Stazione Sperimentale Pelli (Italian Leather Research Institute). (10 mins)

Questions and wrap-up – Moderated by Martin Ricker, Content Director, ILM (5 mins).


In depth Traceability in the leather supply chain report – available now

Available to purchase now, ILM has updated its comprehensive Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain report. The report features four new chapters on the following topics related to transparency and traceability:

  • Modern slavery – traceability
  • Beating counterfeiting with traceability
  • Chemical traceability (for compliance and transparency)
  • Tracing cut automotive leather parts

Covering twelve chapters over 60 pages, the report features the most up-to-date information relating to traceability in the leather supply chain from the farm through to the finished leather product. Exclusively available on theSauerReport, the report covers the seven drivers of traceability which have been identified in this, and reports from other industries where the ability to track products transparently through the supply chain is required. The report looks at what traceability and tracking really means in a practical sense and explores the need for traceability in the first place. The report authors have researched existing papers and publications and extracted the findings and best practice from other industries.

To register for the FREE to attend webinar, please click here.

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