Deichmann and Primark to join Supply Chain Panel at Hong Kong Conference

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We are delighted to announce that Deichmann and Primark will both be joining our Supply Chain Panel at the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference in Hong Kong on 30th March 2017.

Dorothea Flockert, Global Project Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility | Sustainability at Deichmann SE

Dorothea has been part of the Corporate Social Responsibility division in Deichmann since August 2015. Her role within sustainability at Deichmann focuses on supply chain transparency, social and environmental audits, and the management of harmful substances.

Deichmann is the market leader in the German and European shoe business. The family owned business was founded in 1913 in Essen, in the Ruhr river area. Deichmann SE is currently active in 24 countries with around 3,600 local shops and employs approximately 36,150 people.

Charles Dickinson, Environmental Sustainability Controller at Primark

Charles Dickinson is the Environmental Sustainability Controller for Primark, with over 20 years’ experience embedding sustainability and environmental strategies within global apparel and footwear brands. Charles joined Primark in 2015, and is responsible for leading the fashion retailer’s sustainability initiatives across its UK and international supply chain.

Primark has been a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative since 2006, and achieved ETI Leadership in 2011; ranking it in the top 5% of member brands. As a Board Member of Zero Discharge (ZDHC), Charles represents Primark and plays a central role in leading 22 global brands towards zero discharge of certain chemicals by 2020.

Read Dorothea’s and Charles’ full speaker bios on our conference speakers page. 


Have you registered? Only 2 Weeks to Go – Don’t miss out

Platinum sponsor, Stahl.

With only 2 weeks to go to the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference, BLC and APLF are set to host one of the industry’s leading leather supply chain conferences.

The final agenda is confirmed:


12:30 Welcome
Victoria Addy, Technical Director, BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd

12:40 ZDHC – Chemical Gateway and MRSL Conformance for the Leather Supply Chain
Frank Michel, Executive Director, ZDHC

13:20 Walking the Talk: How the leather chemicals industry is taking action on transparency
Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability, Stahl

14:00 DNA Labelling: an opportunity for leather supply chain transparency
James Hayward, Chairman & CEO, Applied DNA Sciences


15:10 Update of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) for Leather
Dietrich Tegtmeyer, Vice President, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

15:30 Corporate Sustainability Goals and Chemical Management Targets – The Way Forward
Austin Davidsen, Senior Manager, Footwear Materials – Leather, Adidas

16:10 Supply Chain Panel on Topical Issues Within the Supply Chain
Panel members: AdidasDeichmann SELVMH, PrimarkSmit & ZoonZDHC.

17:00 CLOSE
Read about our speakers.


Essential Information

Date: Thursday 30th March 2017
Duration: 12:00 to 17:30
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Room: N101B, Level 1


Don’t miss out – Register today

BLC Members & APLF Exhibitors USD$370
Non-Members USD$385

Register your place today online with APLF – Discounted rates for BLC Members.


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