Delegates will learn what the deforestation issue means for their business procurement

Delegates will learn what the deforestation issue means for their business procurement

A new event is launching next month for brands, retailers and manufacturers working in the leather value chain who want to understand the latest developments in chemistry, compliance and sustainability. 

The 'Leather, Compliance & Sustainability Conference' is taking place in New York on 13 November, and will discuss how to manage risks within the supply chain and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

'Amazon Deforestation: What it means for your business' is one of the presentations on the agenda, with Mauricio Bauer, senior corporate engagement specialist at National Wildlife Federation (NWF), presenting an overview of the deforestation situation in Brazil and exploring potential supply chain solutions.

Delegates will learn what the deforestation issue means for procurement, some relatively straightforward options for immediate actions, what their business can do, how they can communicate publicly, and how to manage risk. Bauer will also contextualise the debate by providing information on the livestock farming structure in the region and existing traceability systems.

The event will include additional presentations that will cover topics such as 'Industry developments in chromium VI and the legal implications'; 'Microplastics/microfibre: What you need to know'; and 'The meat industry and why hides and skins are a by-product'.