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Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue: Accelerating action for Sustainable and Circular Value Chains in Garment & Footwear

27 - 28 April 2020

WebEx Video Conference

This virtual policy dialogue is being held under the UNECE project ‘Enhancing Transparency and Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector’, to convene the multi-stakeholder project experts’ groups. The purpose is to review progress on the key project outputs and brainstorm on the next steps for the development of the policy recommendation, the technical standards for transparency and traceability of information exchange in the textile and leather value chain, and the implementation of the first project blockchain pilot for traceability and due diligence in the cotton industry.

   

Day 1 - 27 April 2020

Project progress, by Maria Teresa Pisani, Project Manager, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE

Item 2. Where do we stand with the transparency and traceability of industry value chains?

Interventions by:

Ebba Aurell, Policy Officer, Directorate General Development, Cooperation, European Commission

Maylis Souque, Ministry of Economics and Finance & National Contact Point to the OECD, France

Yvonne Chileshe, Expert in Commodities & Value Chains Development, Secretariat African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States

Mauro Scalia, Director Sustainable Businesses, EURATEX

Item 3. Policy Recommendation and call for action for transparency and traceability of sustainable and circular value chains

Policy Recommendation: Overview, by Virginia Cram Martos CEO, Triangularity and UN/CEFACT Trade Facilitation Procedures Domain Coordinator

Stakeholders’ Ecosystem Report, UNECE Secretariat

Relevant regulations, policies and experts’ in depth interviews: Key findings, by Francesca Romana Rinaldi, Bocconi University, Italy and Claudia di Bernardino, Lawyer, Italy

Policy recommendation & Guidelines: Architecture of traceability framework, by Rudrajeet Pal, University of Borås, Sweden

Day 2 - 28 April 2020

Item 4. The value chain, data and technology model for transparency and traceability of sustainable value chains: focus on the cotton value chain

Explanatory Note: Overview, by Virginia Cram Martos CEO, Triangularity and UN/CEFACT Trade Facilitation Procedures Domain Coordinator

UN/CEFACT Business Requirements Specification, by Gerhard Heemskerk, Data Modeller, UN/CEFACT project expert

UN/CEFACT Business Process and Data Modelling, by Frans van Diepen, State Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands

UNECE Transparency and Traceability Pilot Project, by Paolo Naldini, Director, Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T and Isabella Tonelli, CSR Coordinator, Vivienne Westwood

The cotton blockchain pilot progress, by Andrea Redaelli, Principal Project and Portfolio Management, UN/CEFACT project expert

Bridging the gap between digital product data and physical products, by Michela Puddu, CEO & Co Founder, Haelixa

From seed to fabric to shirt, by Benjamin Fuchs, CEO, Alba Gruppe

Item 5. Next project milestones

Next steps and upcoming meetings, Maria Teresa Pisani, Project Manager, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE

Date / Time / Webex: 27 April 2020 / 14:00 – 17:00 CET / Webex Link

Date / Time / Webex: 28 April 2020 / 14:00 – 17:00 CET / Webex Link

Registration:  Kindly inform Maria Teresa Pisani, UNECE Secretariat, in copy to Olivia Chassot and Olga Kharitonova

Instructions on use of WebEx for participants

Note

Due to the postponement of the 35th UN/CEFACT Forum in the emergency context of COVID-19, the UNECE will organize a virtual project meeting on the afternoon of the 27 and 28 April 2020 (from 14:00 to 17:00 CET) (WebEx video-conference).

With the support of: