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SGS is pleased to announce our Introduction to Footwear and Leather Customer Complaints and Restricted Substances seminar which has been designed to look at the fundamental of footwear and leather production, the challenges on the footwear and leather industry.


15 Dec 2015


15 Dec 2015


United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce our seminar which provides excellent course materials, with clearly defined objectives, and reliable, friendly course administration. Our seminar is interactive and involve delegate participation or demonstrations of tests. Delegates are encouraged to bring along their own samples for discussion.

Whether you are seeking knowledge that enables you to comply with regulations; improve performance, manage risk or develop talent, the CTS Seminars can help you and your business gain the knowledge you need to continually adapt in today’s fast moving markets. As the leader in professional training, we draw on years of worldwide experience to provide effective learning opportunities, see below for a selection of seminars available this year.

Courses to suit your needs

  • Affordable prices
  • Opportunity to meet professionals from other organizations
  • Opportunity to share best practice
  • Opportunity to share ideas
  • No office distractions
  • Effective learning environment
  • Wide range of dates and locations available

Delivery Method

Our trainings are offered in a variety of delivery formats so that you can choose those that are best suited to your individual requirements and the needs of your organisation. Our experts deliver face-to-face training in the form of public courses where you can join your industry peers or through in-house courses designed to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

Lunch and Refreshments

Lunch will be provided for full-day seminars. Please inform us in advance if you have any special dietary needs.

Course Overview

Sustainability is a top agenda in both the business and public sector. In light of recent sweeping changes in the world’s economy and the heightened attention of consumers’ awareness on sustainable production, the footwear and leather industry and their supply chains are now facing an increasing number of different challenges.

The seminar will look at the fundamental of footwear and leather production, the challenges on the footwear and leather industry sustainability as applied to the whole production process and supply chain. This seminar is designed to help brands/retailers/sourcing companies of footwear and leather goods and their manufacturers identify the supply chain and compliance issues the footwear and leather industry are facing, and master the key elements of chemical management and sustainable production.

Course Agenda

  • Understanding leather production process from raw hides to finishing.
  • Quality management of leather, how to select the right tanners, leather grading, measures to improve cost efficiency of leather.
  • Understanding footwear production and the current challenges in the supply chain.
  • Potential chemical risk in footwear & leather production process, understanding the most concerned restricted substances and requirements in footwear & leather products, how to manage the restricted substances along the supply chain.
  • Spreading the test cost through supply chain, reducing the possibility of finding restricted substances in the final products.
  • Workshop recap, Q & A.


Registration for this course is £135.00 plus VAT which includes lunch and refreshments.

Seminar Date, Time and Location

15 December - 10.00am - 4.00pm  – Ealing

How to Book

Please contact:

Sehin Fekadu
Client Project Manager
tel: 020 3008 7868