Why do you need to map your supply chain?

  • Do you have a policy on traceability of leather product sourcing and animal welfare?

  • Are you compliant with modern slavery requirements?

  • Is your policy realistic, achievable, measurable and enforceable?

Without understanding your supply chain beyond your tier one suppliers it is unlikely that any policy would stand up to scrutiny.


Understand your supply chain beyond tier 1 suppliers

In order to understand your supply chain you need to know what it looks like and the first step towards this is to map it.

Our experience is that for each T1 supplier there are probably 10 others that may not be visible.

Eurofins | BLC's product will provide you with a geographical map of your supply chain and identify risk hotspots; giving you the tools to manage supply chain reporting, respond to policy scrutiny and comply with legislation.


Mapping Supply Chains for Other Materials

In addition to leather, Eurofins | BLC can also map supply chains of other materials to provide comprehensive product traceability and sourcing. Other materials Eurofins | BLC can map, include:

  • Textiles
  • Synthetics
  • Rubbers
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Paints & pigments
  • Wood

Eurofins | BLC can provide an in-depth assessment and digital map of your supply chain, plus an assessment of relevant risks, through the following consulting services:


Practical Consulting Support from Eurofins | BLC

Eurofins | BLC provides a complete supply chain mapping service using our tailored data collection system, verification, and software mapping service. Our leather mapping service covers:

  • Data collection system for leather to extract key supply chain data
  • Sense-checking of returned data and verification of locations where possible
  • Building of the supply chain map using our online mapping interface
  • Risk summary of supply chain hot spots, that would include NGO activity, pollution areas and other topical elements such as animal welfare and deforestation


Eurofins | BLC Training Courses & Workshops

We offer bespoke corporate courses tailored to your needs. Our corporate sustainability courses can include information on supply chain mapping and other topics by request.

Eurofins | BLC also offers a variety of sustainability training courses, which include introductory information on supply chain mapping and chemical risk:

  • Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain
  • Managing Chrome VI workshop


What is Supply Chain Mapping?

Supply chain mapping is the process of identifying every material, process, and shipment to make and sell a product or service.

Many businesses in the leather industry have global supply chains. Therefore, managing the risk in these protracted supply chains can be complex. Managing risks in upstream suppliers is a constant challenge made more difficult by a dynamic supply chain.

The visibility provided by supply chain mapping can help you address the following:

  • Modern Slavery
  • Animal Welfare
  • Chemical Footprint
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Land Use Impact
  • Shareholder & Investor Assurance


How is Supply Chain Mapping recorded?

At Eurofins | BLC, we provide a unique supply chain mapping tool which allows you to track your raw materials from one manufacturing process to another, all over the world. For further information on how to use this supply chain mapping tool, contact us today.

Eurofins | BLC has been working in the leather industry for over 95 years and has detailed knowledge of how the supply chain works. It's critical that your mapping consultant fully understands the materials being mapped so that responses from suppliers can be verified and sense checked.


As standard, we provide:

  • Highly competitive pricing
  • Technical back up and support from experts in the UK
  • An assured pedigree with 100 years' experience


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member, and you’ll also get:

  • Discounted prices
  • Access to advanced technical support

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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