Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain

This online training course focuses on the key aspects of sustainability in the leather supply chain including understanding the environmental impact of the industry, animal welfare, deforestation, use of exotic materials, and managing chemical risks.

The course is designed for those who work in the leather industry, as well as brands, retailers and leather goods manufacturers looking to expand their sustainability knowledge. Following completion, delegates will be able to identify and manage potential risks across the leather supply chain.

-Members price: £240 plus VAT GBP

-Standard (Non-Members) price: £290 plus VAT GBP

Discounted rates are also available for multiple delegate bookings.

Duration:   3 hrs.

To sign up, please click the appropriate 'Buy Now' button at the top of this page. Members of Eurofins | BLC should use the 'Members buy now' button. From here you will be asked to register to our online training portal, after which you can make payment by card. If already registered to the portal, please just sign in.

Once paid you will be enrolled onto the course and have access to its content for 14 days.

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Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

    • What does 'sustainable' mean?

    • Sustainable Business Practices

  • 2

    Overview of the Leather Industry

    • Sensitivities and Risks in the Leather Industry

    • Most industries have sustainability risks

    • Market Trends and Drivers in the Leather Industry

    • The Leather Supply Chain

    • Leather Types & Sources

  • 3

    Raw Material Challenges

    • Deforestation

    • Animal Welfare

    • Farming Impacts

    • Leather as a By-product of the Meat Industry

  • 4

    Inputs and Outputs of the Leather Making Process

    • Overview of the Leather Making Process

    • Leather Lifecycle Analysis (LCA)

  • 5

    Environmental Impacts and the Leather Working Group

    • Environmental Impacts and the Leather Working Group

  • 6

    Chemicals and Restricted Substances

    • Chemicals and Restricted Substances

  • 7

    Market Drivers and Sustainability Risks

    • Modern Slavery

    • Consumer Trends

    • Critical Area - Kanpur

    • Traceability

  • 8

    Waste and End of Life

    • Waste and End of Life

  • 9


    • Conclusion

  • 11

    Course Feedback Survey

    • Course Feedback Survey


Head of Sustainability Business Development

Peter Hughes

Peter leads the development of Eurofins | BLC Sustainability Services through expanding commercial opportunities, delivering specialist communication support to clients and implementing traceability systems for global supply chains. Peter is also involved with bespoke projects around circularity of leather and other materials, research into emerging material innovations for the sector and measuring the environmental impact of materials. Peter has over fourteen years of experience working in the field of sustainable development with private, public and third sector clients. Peter has previously worked in the food industry specialising in sustainability issues and supply chain mapping of the 'food to go' sector, concentrating on improving environmental and ethical performance. He has also worked with the public sector looking to utilise existing building stock to generate power and use energy more efficiently.

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