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United Nations Economic Commision For Europe

Traceability And Transparency For Sustainable Value Chains In The Garment And Footwear Sector

Traceability And Transparency For Sustainable Value Chains In The Garment And Footwear Sector

SLF is proud to support the work of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe having been involved in this transformative project since it was launched in 2019.

SLF’s Managing Director, Deborah Taylor, is a UN/CEFACT Consultant and has been part of the core project team since April 2020, working with the Secretariat to provide expertise and input on the leather value chain.

The aim of the project was to create a Traceability and Transparency standard for the garment and footwear sector which enables value chains to consider the use of a standardised set of criteria, data and information exchanges to support sustainability claims and good practice.

The initial project was completed at the end of 2022 and resources that have been published include:

 

Having drafted the Business Process Analysis for the leather value chain, which was peer reviewed by industry experts and associations, SLF adopt this same standardised approach and methodology to our certificate requirements and work towards greater alignment with other industry associations and standard setting bodies to provide a unified way to addressing key sustainability risks and mitigation in our industry.

SLF is proud to support the work of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe having been involved in this transformative project since it was launched in 2019.

SLF’s Managing Director, Deborah Taylor, is a UN/CEFACT Consultant and has been part of the core project team since April 2020, working with the Secretariat to provide expertise and input on the leather value chain.

The aim of the project was to create a Traceability and Transparency standard for the garment and footwear sector which enables value chains to consider the use of a standardised set of criteria, data and information exchanges to support sustainability claims and good practice.

The initial project was completed at the end of 2022 and resources that have been published include:

Having drafted the Business Process Analysis for the leather value chain, which was peer reviewed by industry experts and associations, SLF adopt this same standardised approach and methodology to our certificate requirements and work towards greater alignment with other industry associations and standard setting bodies to provide a unified way to addressing key sustainability risks and mitigation in our industry.

Training Workshops

Training Workshops

A series of training workshops took place between September 2021 and June 2022, starting in Italy and then held in different global geographic regions to provide education and understanding.  Each workshop spanned 3 days and the training was modular to meet the needs of different levels of participants.

Countries where the training took place included:  Uzbekistan, Chile, Egypt and the UK.

A series of training workshops took place between September 2021 and June 2022, starting in Italy and then held in different global geographic regions to provide education and understanding.  Each workshop spanned 3 days and the training was modular to meet the needs of different levels of participants.

Countries where the training took place included:  Uzbekistan, Chile, Egypt and the UK.

Leather Value Chain Blockchain Pilot

Leather Value Chain Blockchain Pilot

During 2021-2022 work took place on a tracebility and transparency blockchain pilot, project managed by Deborah Taylor, our Managing Director, in conjunction with the UNECE Secretariat.

The pilot included brands, product manufacturers, leather manufacturers, farms, chemical companies and standard setting certification bodies who all provided real data to trail and prove the efficacy of the Standard and Approach conceived under the project.

The geographic scope of the pilot included UK, USA, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore.

The result of the blockchain pilot concluded that it is possible to use a standardised approach to demonstrate robust traceability and transparency.

During 2021-2022 work took place on a tracebility and transparency blockchain pilot, project managed by Deborah Taylor, our Managing Director, in conjunction with the UNECE Secretariat.

The pilot included brands, product manufacturers, leather manufacturers, farms, chemical companies and standard setting certification bodies who all provided real data to trail and prove the efficacy of the Standard and Approach conceived under the project.

The geographic scope of the pilot included UK, USA, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore.

The result of the blockchain pilot concluded that it is possible to use a standardised approach to demonstrate robust traceability and transparency.

The Sustainability Pledge

The Sustainability Pledge

The UNECE invite all industry stakeholders to submit their pledge to improving sustainability in the garment and footwear sector.  The deadline for submissions is 10th September 2021.  Click here for more information.

The UNECE invite all industry stakeholders to submit their pledge to improving sustainability in the garment and footwear sector.  The deadline for submissions is 10th September 2021.  Click here for more information.

Want To Know More

For more information on the UNECE Project to Enhance Traceability and Transparency for more Sustainable Value Chains, along with access to  more useful documents, click the button below. 

Want To Know More

For more information on the UNECE Project to Enhance Traceability and Transparency for more Sustainable Value Chains, along with access to  more useful documents, click the button below.