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UNECE-SDA BOCCONI Regional Workshop

UNECE-SDA BOCCONI Regional Workshop

21 September (9:30) - 23 September (17:30) 2021
physical and virtual Milan Italy
UNECE-SDA BOCCONI Regional Workshop
Accelerating action on sustainability and circularity in the garment and footwear sector with innovations that deliver on due diligence and informed consumer choice


A transition to circular economic models is key to improved sustainability in the garment and footwear sector - a shift that can be realised with verifiable production data, delivered through improved supply chain traceability and transparency.

This three-day training workshop is the first in a series of events that aim to provide industry stakeholders with the tools they need to drive action on sustainability and advance progress towards circular economy approaches on a national, regional and global scale. Attendees will learn about the UN-brokered policy recommendations, implementation guidelines, an information exchange standard and call to action, known as 'The Sustainability Pledge', adopted at the 27th UN/CEFACT Plenary in April 2021 and how they can be applied in a real-world context.

The workshop is co-organized by the UNECE and SDA Bocconi School of Management, in conjunction with the project "Enhancing Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable and Circular Value Chains in Garment and Footwear", jointly implemented with the UN's International Trade Centre (ITC), with financial support from the European Union.

Information - Details

Programme: Day 1 – 21 September 2021

  • Institutional introduction
  • Inspirational videos and keynotes
  • Roundtable 1: UNECE Policy Recommendations
  • Roundtable 2: Monitor for Circular Fashion 2021
  • Press Conference
  • Module 1: Scaling-up: The Sustainability Pledge and Toolbox
  • Module 2: Traceability and transparency as enablers of sustainability and circularity
  • Module 3: Principles and components of a traceability and transparency system: traceability and transparency principles
  • Module 4: Making TT, sustainability and circularity work for small actors and vulnerable groups

Programme: Day 2 – 22 September 2021

  • Module 5: Formulation and implementation of a traceability and transparency action plan
  • Module 6: The business process analysis (BPA) for a sustainable and circular textile and leather value chain
  • Module 7: The business requirements, data model and data exchanges for traceability and transparency of sustainable and circular value chains in textile and leather

Programme: Day 3 – 23 September 2021

  • Module 8: The technology model for traceability, transparency and due diligence in textile and leather
  • Closing ceremony