Sustainability in the Supply Chain training course focuses on the key aspects of leather and sustainability, providing delegates with expert tuition. Leather and materials sustainability is a complex issue and one that covers a range of topics such as animal welfare, deforestation, and exotic materials. An up to date understanding of these issues can help those who work in the leather industry, or sell leather articles, to manage risk and make informed business decisions.

 

Key course topics

  • Overview of the leather industry. To understand leather sustainability, it is important to understand an industry that is known for its complex and international nature.
  • Raw materials challenges. Leather sustainability is inherently related to the sourcing of raw hides and skins, and it is important that organisations understand the key sustainability challenges associated with raw materials, and how such practices can be avoided.
  • Inputs and outputs, the leather making process. The leather making process involves the usage of chemicals and resources (e.g. energy and water) that have potentially significant impacts on the environment and people. Understanding these impacts is important for the implementation of sustainable business practices for those organisations operating in the leather industry.
  • Environmental Impacts and the Leather Working Group. The Leather Working Group is the leather industry’s leading organisation with regards to environmental stewardship, and engagement offers a clear avenue by which all organisations involved in the industry can implement best practice.
  • Chemicals and Restricted Substances. Delegates will learn about the need for chemical management within the leather industry and will explore how this relates to restricted substances.
  • Market drivers and Sustainability Risks. Leather sustainability covers a broad range of specific issues and delegates will learn about leather sustainability risks and their drivers.
  • Waste and End-of-Life. Delegates will learn about the importance of waste and end-of-life considerations to leather sustainability.


Course Speaker 



            Peter Hughes - 
Head of Sustainability Business Development at Eurofins | BLC
 

       


Peter leads the development of Eurofins | BLC Sustainability Services through expanding commercial opportunities, delivering specialist communication support to clients and implementing traceability systems for global supply chains. Peter is also involved with bespoke projects around circularity of leather and other materials, research into emerging material innovations for the sector and measuring the environmental impact of materials.
 
Peter has over fourteen years of experience working in the field of sustainable development with private, public and third sector clients. Peter has previously worked in the food industry specialising in sustainability issues and supply chain mapping of the ‘food to go’ sector, concentrating on improving environmental and ethical performance. He has also worked with the public sector looking to utilise existing building stock to generate power and use energy more efficiently.
 

Who should attend?

Ideal for those involved in product compliance, customer services, product technologists, buyers, quality and legal staff.
 

What will delegates receive? 

All course delegates will receive:

  • A complete course manual

  • A certificate of attendance

 

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In order to register your place online and pay by card, select the appropriate 'Book Now' button below. Eurofins | BLC Members need to Login to this website by clicking onto the Login orange button situated at the top right hand corner first in order to obtain the Discounted Rate on our training courses. Non-Members can register online by selecting the Standard Rate button.

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Reference

Location

Dates

Status

Standard Rate (ex VAT)

Member Rate (ex VAT)

Reference: RCT021-012

Location: Northampton, UK

Dates: 09-12-2021

Status: Places Available

Price: £400.00

Members Price: £325.00

Directions

Postcode: NN3 6JD
 

By Car

M1

  • From the North: exit at junction 16
  • From the South: exit at junction 15


M6

  • Merges into the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange, exit M1 at junction 16


M40

  • Exit at junction 11, arriving in Northampton via B4525 and A43

 

By Train

  • Northampton Station is serviced by London Midlands and is on the Northampton loop of the West Coast Main Line.
  • Northampton is accessible by train from London Euston in the south, and Birmingham New Street and Crewe in the north.
  • A taxi rank is located outside the main entrance of the station.

Testimonials

"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International

India

“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”

ScS

United Kingdom

"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."

Next

United Kingdom

"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon

Netherlands

"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners

Australia

"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."

IKEA

Sweden

"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."

Mulberry

United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."

Asos

United Kingdom

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