New ZDHC-Approved System for MRSL Certification Announced: The BLC Chem-MAP Programme

New ZDHC-Approved System for MRSL Certification Announced: The BLC Chem-MAP Programme

The BLC Chem-MAP Programme is a new, innovative way of certifying the MRSL compliance of supplied chemical formulations to ZDHC conformance level 1 and level 3. This unique and easy-to-use programme has been developed in partnership with Vert-Tex, a supplier of chemical-based consultancy services, and has recently been approved by ZDHC.

Peter Gregory, founder of Vert-Tex, will be launching the BLC Chem-MAP Programme exclusively at the half-day Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference on Thursday 16th November 2017.

A ZDHC-Approved System
The BLC Chem-MAP Programme is one of only a handful of ZDHC approved systems and provides chemical manufacturers the coveted option of achieving level 3 according to the ZDHC conformance criteria.

How Chem-MAP Benefits the Leather Value Chain
Chem-MAP 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.

Register your place today - Complete the registration form.

Find out more about the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017.

 

About Peter Gregory, Vert-Tex

Peter 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.

Peter returned to the UK in March 2017 where he is currently consulting to brands and BLC. Peter’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.

Peter was born in England and is a Chartered Colourist. He has received the President’s Diploma of Honour from the Society of Dyers and Colourists. He also has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Salford and a Management Diploma from the Open University in the UK.

View the Chem-MAP presentation synopsis and Peter Gregory’s profile online.

 

Conference Agenda

This year’s recently confirmed conference agenda incorporates exciting and forward-thinking leather sustainability topics:

12.15      Registration Tea/Coffee

12.45      Opening Remarks

13.00      NEXT on Modern Slavery - The Importance of Transparency
Chris Grayer, Next Holdings Ltd

13.30      Modern Slavery Act Update
Michelle Linderman, Crowell & Moring

14.00      Full Traceability in Cattle Supply Chains, New Opportunities in Brazil
Simon Hall, National Wildlife Federation

14.30      Product Passport – Transparency in Chemistry
Pim Wilgenburg, Smit & zoon

15.00      BREAK

15.30      Cleaning up the Ganges: A Public Private Partnership for the Kanpur leather cluster
Michael Costello, Stahl

16.00      ZDHC: The Implementation Experience
Frank Michel, ZDHC

16.30      Introducing ChemMAP – a new system to verify upstream chemical formulations
Peter Gregory, Vert-Tex

17.00      Open Panel Discussion – Sustainability: The Big Picture - Sponsored by TFL

Panel Members:

Dr. Jürgen Christner, TFL 
Hugues Pichon, LVMH 
Phil Townsend, Marks & Spencer 
Tara Luckman, ASOS
Michelle Linderman, Crowell & Moring                                     

17.30      Close

View the agenda and find out more about the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017.

 

Prices

The cost of the conference will be £310 + VAT per delegate and will be invoiced at the time of registration.

Discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same company:

  • 5% discount for the second delegate registered
  • 10% discount for the third delegate and any subsequent delegates registered

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.

 

Register Your Place Today

Don't miss out on this leading leather sustainability conference. Register your attendance today by completing the registration form and returning it to Deborah Taylor at: deborah@blcleathertech.com

 

Sponsorship opportunities

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

View the agenda and find out more about the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017.

30 October 2017

Latest News

Meet Emily: Our New Starter... New ZDHC-Approved System for MRSL Certification Announced: The BLC Chem-MAP Programme

Emily Carter has recently started as Marketing Executive at Eurofins | BLC. Find out more about her and her role.

9 January 2019
Eurofins | BLC Develops... New ZDHC-Approved System for MRSL Certification Announced: The BLC Chem-MAP Programme

Brands and retailers can take advantage of the new Chrome VI Risk Profiler Tool to support chemical management of the...

8 January 2019
Do You Need Support with... New ZDHC-Approved System for MRSL Certification Announced: The BLC Chem-MAP Programme

See how Eurofins | BLC Membership supports your business with access to material and chemical specifications, as well as...

3 January 2019
New Year, New 2019 Dates for... New ZDHC-Approved System for MRSL Certification Announced: The BLC Chem-MAP Programme

Browse our 2019 range of leather and chemical compliance courses, covering leather making, technical leather processes,...

20 December 2018
Turkey is Now the Latest... New ZDHC-Approved System for MRSL Certification Announced: The BLC Chem-MAP Programme

Suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers need to be aware of this new POPs regulation and the chemical compliance...

18 December 2018
Staff at Eurofins | BLC Take... New ZDHC-Approved System for MRSL Certification Announced: The BLC Chem-MAP Programme

See some of our staff in their festive woolies in aid of the Save the Children charity.

14 December 2018

Send An Enquiry

Contact Eurofins | BLC to discuss your enquiry with friendly and helpful experts and to get a quotation. For Eurofins | BLC to receive your enquiry, you must complete all 3 sections of the contact form below. To receive the Monthly Technical Update email, you simply need to complete this form. Eurofins | BLC aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

  • Step 1 Tell us about your enquiry
  • Step 2 Tell us about your business
  • Step 3 Tell us how we can contact you

Select your enquiry category








Type your enquiry

Tell us about your business

Tell us how we can contact you