In 2015 and 2016, PUMA attended several meetings with stakeholders to train the supply chain on the implementation of the MRSL and chemical management systems. Some of the most important ones are listed below:
November 2016: ZDHC & CNTAC Joint Conference on Hazardous Chemical Control & Sustainable Manufacturing
A joint conference of the ZDHC Foundation and the China National Textile & Apparel Council aimed at suppliers within the textile and footwear value-chain to promote safer chemical management. The joint conference provided key information for suppliers to learn more about the ZDHC Programme and how to implement its standards and tools. It featured presentations from thought-leaders and provided interactive question and answer sessions.
August 2016: Formation of China Synthetic Leather Sustainable Supply Chain Industry Innovation Coalition including an implementation meeting for ZDHC
This meeting was held in conjunction with the Artificial & Synthetic Leather Committee of China Plastics Processing Industry Association and almost 50 companies from the synthetic leather supply chain were present. The next step for the coalition is to conduct a baseline investigation of the industry's hazardous chemical control, using ZDHC tools to pilot, identify best practices, and then work together with ZDHC to lead the industry towards hazardous chemical control.
June 2016: Chemical Management Training and other environmental issues at Roundtables in Vietnam, India, Mexico, China, Indonesia and Bangladesh
During the PUMA Roundtable Meetings, a session was dedicated to explain the importance of the implementation of the MRSL to achieve Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemical including wastewater testing, data disclosure, environmental audits and chemical management systems. The training focussed on how to control production processes and discharges, and our commitment to replace all PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals) by the end of 2017. New RSL requirements and the PUMA RSL management system were introduced to suppliers. Different external stakeholders such as Better Cotton Initiative or bluesign technologies attended the meetings to provide related trainings to our suppliers.
December 2015: Annual Meeting of China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC)
September 2015: Chemical Management Training at Supplier Roundtables
August 2015: Forum with China Synthetic Leather Association
May 2015: Chemical Supplier Training in Taipei, Taiwan