The half-day webinar for African industry actors will present the ZDHC Foundation Roadmap to Zero Programme, eliminating hazardous chemicals in the fashion industry. Preliminary results from the EU-funded SwitchMed programme will also be introduced by UNIDO, including future UNIDO projects for the African textile industry.
Click here to register for the event and learn how harmful chemicals can be eliminated in the textile, leather, footwear and apparel industry!
|CET||Name of session||Language|
|08:30||Opening and welcoming notes from ZDHC and UNIDO||English|
|08:35||Introduction to ZDHC, the ZDHC guidelines and solutions for better chemical management||English|
|09:00||Introduction to the Gateway platform||English|
|09:30||Introduction to the Supplier to Zero Programme|
|10:15||ZDHC’s engagement in Egypt||English|
|10:35||The SwitchMed Programme: initial results from four UNIDO pilot projects from Morocco and Tunisia. Followed by a panel discussion on opportunities, challenges and benefits of ZDHC certification.||English|
|12:00||Introduction to the Ethiopia and South Africa project||English|
|12:10||Ethiopia project ZDHC in collaboration with GIZ||English|
|12:40||An introduction to UNIDO projects in southern Africa||English|
|13:10||Conclusions from the day||English|
ZDHC is a multi-stakeholder organization comprising over 170 contributors across the industry, including Brands, Suppliers, Chemical Suppliers, and Solution Providers. The Roadmap to Zero Programme by ZDHC leads the fashion industry to eliminate harmful chemicals from its global supply chain by building the foundation for more sustainable manufacturing to protect workers, consumers and the planet’s ecosystems.
Under the EU-funded SwitchMed/MED TEST III project, UNIDO, together with ZDHC, is building local capacities in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia to implement sustainable chemical management practices that can help protect the environment and increase the ability of the textile and fashion industry to produce in line with international standards.
For questions related to the ZDHC Africa stakeholder engagement day, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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