7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

A standards-based platform to detox the apparel industry

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 13:30 to 14:45

The session will discuss practical approaches for encouraging companies in the textile and clothing industry to adopt sustainable business practices, in support of UN SDG 12. The aim is to devise approaches for protecting consumers, workers, and the natural environment while preserving the industry’s competitiveness. Such approaches include the development of:  A risk management based model regulatory framework; Traceability solutions; Reports to document and eliminate hazardous chemicals; Wastewater management tools along with targeted audit protocols; Trusted harmonised industry standards; Related labels and certifications schemes for traceability and measuring performance; A partnership on traceability in the textile and clothing industry, engaging key stakeholders.

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Supported by

    Antti Karhunen
    Head of Unit Private Sector Framework and Trade
    European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
    Maylis Souque
    Secretary General of the French OECD National Contact Point (NCP) for Responsible Business Conduct
    Ministry of Economic and Finance of France
    Dan Rees
    Branch Chief
    International Labour Organisation
    Markus Mueller
    Director Industry Engagement Apparel & General Merchandise
    GS1 Global Office
    Fabrizio Alessandro Goggi
    Global Communication Director
    REDA Group
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