ZDHC Focus on Sustainable Chemical Management at London Conference

ZDHC Focus on Sustainable Chemical Management at London Conference

The hot topic of sustainable chemical management through the leather supply chain will be presented by Dr Christina Raab, Implementation Director, The ZDHC Foundation at the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018 on 15th November 2018.

Developing robust chemical management systems in consumer product supply chains is currently a hot topic for many brands and retailers. One of the main challenges facing the industry is how to successfully implement sustainable chemical management throughout a complex global supply chain without compromising on speed of delivery and product quality.

The ZDHC Foundation (ZDHC) is committed to supporting brands and retailers with sustainable chemical management through the identification and elimination of hazardous chemistry in the supply chain through the Roadmap to Zero Programme. Currently formed of 111 global contributors within the sports, fashion, luxury and outdoor industry, ZDHC understands the chemical management complexities and has developed a number of tools and support for its members.

 

Collective Approaches to Scalable Innovations in the Leather Industry to be Presented by Dr Christina Raab

Dr Raab’s presentation will showcase how collaborative efforts on sustainable chemical management can accelerate and scale innovations in leather supply chains. Christina will also introduce and call for action on innovation projects in the leather industry that help reduce the environmental footprint. These will relate to chemical product innovation for circularity; water efficiency and water recycling in tanning processes, as well as treatment and reduction of air emissions from tannery sites.

 

Dr Christina Raab, Implementation Director ZDHC

With over a decade of experience in managing sustainability in leadership positions at non-profit and consultancy organisations – partly in the apparel and footwear industry – Christina Raab holds overall responsibility for ZDHC’s implementation activities. This includes oversight of the ZDHC Academy as well as establishing new collaboration and partnership models. Her role also foresees business and grant development to support further growth of the organisation.

The vision of ZDHC is the widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. ZDHC stands for Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals.

 

Are you interested in chemical management? Register Your Place Today

This year’s Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference will take place during the afternoon of November 15 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, UK. Delegates will include brands, retailers and leather manufacturers from around the world.

View the agenda and further information.

Register your place online.

 

Alternatively, you can contact info@leathersustainability.com to register or call +44 (0)1604 679 999

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Maria Wallace at maria@internationalleathermaker.com or telephone +44 (0)203 735 6537.

10 October 2018

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