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Multitakeholder event- SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CASHMERE SUPPLY CHAIN
Wed, 17 May 2017, 10:00 – Tue, 23 May 2017, 16:00 Ulan Bator Standard Time Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar) Time
A multi-stakeholder conference bringing together representatives of the cashmere supply chain to discuss current and future development of cashmere sector sustainability - To include environmental, social and economic challenges, promoting long-term sustainable development and innovative cooperation.
A changing cashmere industry - Exploring the issues facing cashmere production including the environmental, social and economic pressures affecting the cashmere supply chain.
Land management, biodiversity and animal welfare issues- Exploring the major risks and challenges for herders in addressing animal welfare, land management, land tenue, land rights, reducing environmental impacts, and building capacity for herder resilience.
Chemical compliance- eliminating hazardous chemical - Examining the potential of eco-friendly cleaning processes in scouring stages and beyond; providing an update on recent developments and discussions on the management fibre processing and the disposal of waste.
Collaboration, certification and traceability - Addressing the business role, how business can create scalable solutions to tackle future supply chain vulnerabilities, the process of embedding sustainability into cashmere value chain, the role and scope of standards and certification, and incentivising supply chain actors.
Economic viability of herding/farming - progressive solutions to securing future supply chains. How the SFA Sustainable Cashmere Standard and collaborative approaches can provide transparency and traceability in the cashmere supply chain.The side events on sustainable cashmere industry provides an opportunity to understand challenges and opportunities supply chain face - herding people, downstream cashmere in scouring dehairing and manufacturing.