Peter Gregory, founder of Vert-Tex, will be launching the BLC Chem-MAP Programme exclusively at the half-day Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference taking place in central London on Thursday, November 16. The Chem-MAP programme is one of only a handful of ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) approved systems and provides chemical manufacturers the coveted option of achieving level 3 according to the ZDHC conformance criteria. It addresses chemical verification early in the supply chain to mitigate the risk of restricted substances entering the manufacturing process.

Chem-MAP Chemical Verification

Chem-MAP verifies the supply of responsible chemical formulations into the leather supply chain via audit and supplier assessment modules, in addition to an intelligent testing programme.

Leather & Sustainability in Retail conference speaker, Peter Gregory has worked with chemical manufacturers for almost 45 years, including Chemische Industrie Basel (Ciba) based in Switzerland, and later for the international company Huntsman Textile Effects. Gregory’s consultancy work is based on his passionate commitment to improving the management of chemicals within the whole supply chain, and thus reducing impacts to both human health and the environment.

Register to attend

Do not miss out on this leading leather sustainability conference. Register your attendance today by completing the registration form and returning it to Deborah Taylor at: or call +44 (0)1604 679 999.

The delegate cost of the conference will be £310 + VAT (€360) per delegate and will be invoiced at the time of registration. A 3.5% administration fee will be applied to all credit card payments. Payment must be received prior to the date of the conference otherwise attendance may be refused. Discounts will be offered for multiple registrations.

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