Desk Report: ZDHC South Asia Region is proud to announce its third Regional Conference on 29th April 2022 at The Lalit Hotel, Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai, India! The theme of the conference is “Moving together to create a better planet”. Chemicals impact our planet in terms of clean water, clean air and clean soil, hazardous waste, worker safety, circularity, biodiversity preservation and climate change (through GHG emissions). Sound chemical management is at the heart of reducing these impacts on the environment. The conference will showcase how the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme is ensuring that textile & leather production activities and a safer planet can co-exist.
Representatives from all stakeholders in the textile and leather value chain – Brands, manufacturers, chemical formulators, solution providers, industry associations and academia – are expected to attend this conference, where industry experts and peers will speak and debate on how we can collaborate and join forces to create a better planet through best practices and innovations in sustainable chemical management. Ms Dipali Goenka, CEO & Jt MD at Welspun India, will be our keynote speaker.
The event will be held in- person but will also be streamed live through the ZDHC Virtual Platform for a global audience. The topics that will be covered are:
- Building ZDHC Programme Excellence
- Scaling ZDHC adoption and accelerating impact
- Apparel Alliance collaboration – the key to the future
- ZDHC engagement model
- Brand journeys with ZDHC
- Role of stakeholders in accelerating ZDHC
- Innovations in sustainable chemistry, machinery (waterless dyeing technology), process optimization & resource efficiency and wastewater treatment technologies
- Tools for implementing sound chemical management at a factory
The conference will end with a visual experience on the theme through a dance ballet. Registrations to the Conference are now open through the Events page on the ZDHC website www.roadmaptozero.com. Go to “Resources” tab and click on “Events”. If not registered on the tool, you can ‘create account’ and then log-in with your credentials to ‘book an event’.
The Conference can be attended in -person OR virtual. The delegate fee for in-person attendance is Euro 60/- (Early bird fee till 15th April 2022), while for the ‘Virtual’ option through our Virtual Platform, it is Euro 40/- per delegate. The Conference will be conducted in English.