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SATRA Sustainable Footwear Forum

Thursday 5th December 2019


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This event is available to SATRA members only

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Consumer pressure is mounting to ensure that all consumer products are produced in a way that meets the most commonly recognised definition of sustainability: products manufactured in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. It has three main pillars: economic, environmental and social, more typically referred to as People, Planet and Profits.

Producing footwear is no exception to the demand for sustainable products, but due to the number of materials, components, constructions, geography of manufacture and end user locations, meeting sustainability criteria is very challenging throughout the value chain. The footwear industry may not have all the answers but there is a desire to work towards constant improvement.

With this in mind, SATRA is hosting a forum for members to review the current industry situation and to hear a selection of speakers talk about some of the steps that are being taken in the direction of sustainability.

The initial SATRA Sustainable Footwear Forum will be held at SATRA's head office in Kettering on Thursday 05 December 2019 with additional forums being held in China and the United States early in 2020.

Places will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment by emailing and returning the attached booking form.


Event programme:

10.00 - Registration and coffee
10.30 - Official Opening and Welcome Address
10.45 - Keynote Presentation: Enabling Traceability in the Value Chain
11.15 - Where we are now? – Product Environmental Footprint and Industry Schemes
11.30 - Sustainable Design
11.45 - The Journey Towards Sustainability - Airwair
12.00 - The Journey Towards Sustainability - Wolverine 
12.15 - Panel Discussion
12.45 - Lunch and Networking
13.45 - Controlling Chemicals in the Value Chain
14.00 - Towards 100% Circular Footwear Production
14.15 - Stepping Up – Making a Difference and Changing Lives
14.30 - The Sustainable Challenge
14.45 - Panel Discussion and Future Actions
15.30 - Close

Please download full details and booking form below.