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Ask a DetoXpert Webinar Series

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 28, 2021 6:33:42 PM
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Discover best ways to reduce chemical risks and increase sustainability

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Enhancing your Detox profile does more than reduce and mitigate risks. It can also improve brand reputation, enhance stakeholder trust and make entering even the most tightly-controlled markets faster and more profitable. Further, sustainability never goes out of fashion.

In our series of complimentary, insight-packed webinars, you’ll discover how you can capture your fair share of the growing market for cleaner, chemical-free textiles, clothing and footwear.

Delivered by some of the world’s most experienced experts, the Ask a DetoXpert Webinar Series (#AskADetoXpert) is designed to help enterprises across the entire value chain deep-dive into the details of chemical management and drive the development of Detox-compliant processes.

Our webinars are available on-demand, so you can watch them whenever you like. Remember to keep an eye open for upcoming events too!

Alternatively, feel free to visit us at www.tuv.com/detox for more information.

 


MRSL Conformance Role-Play > Something for Everyone (Brand/Factory/Chemical Formulator)

MRSL Conformance Role-Play > Something for Everyone (Brand/Factory/Chemical Formulator)

Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes | Actual Webinar Date:  2 December 2021

Chemical manufacturers play a crucial role in realizing the fashion industry’s sustainability ambitions – making it safer and sustainable with proof of ZDHC. At the same time, Brands, Vendors, and Factories are faced with situation whereby they need a strong argument to invest resources locally and further upstream to convince their immediate supplier of passing the message one level deeper into the supply-chain.

In this webinar, our featured speakers will be sharing the entire decision-making process of how a responsible brand, factory and chemical formulator can adopt to level up their over MRSL conformance efficiently.

DetoXperts: Chau Ngo Minh Nguyen, TÜV Rheinland Group | Arrow Shi, TÜV Rheinland Group | Ata Bayraktar, TÜV Rheinland Group | Monjurul Hoque, TÜV Rheinland Group | Steffen Tuemptner, TÜV Rheinland Group | Sesadev Pradhan, TÜV Rheinland Group | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Scaling Rooftop Solar across Fashion Supply Chain > Purpose, Preparedness, Possibilities

Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes | Actual Webinar Date:  1 December 2021

With billions of fashion articles being produced every year and MSMEs looking to scale production/exports further, decentralized renewable energy has the potential to modernize and accelerate this growth while reducing emissions.

With the textile sector being one of the highest energy consuming sectors amongst consumer products, Rooftop Solar gives textile manufacturers control of one of the critical cost variables, power.

In this webinar, our featured speakers will be sharing the key financing opportunities for installation of solar PV (SPV) plants.

DetoXperts: Kristin Sommer,  GIZ Fabric | Vitor Rodrigues, LONGi Solar | Hieu Tran, Indefol Solar | Jigar Bhatt, Asian Development Bank | Sebastian Petretschek, TÜV Rheinland Group | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Addressing the Textile Microplastics Challenge

 

Addressing the Textile Microplastics Challenge

Duration: 1 hour 29 minutes | Actual Webinar Date:  16 November 2021

Many of our favourite garments have been found to be the source of significant microplastics in the ocean. It is estimated that between 0.2 and 0.5 million tonnes of microplastic fibres from textiles enter the marine environment each year. To date, much of the attention has focused on the shedding, washing and disposal of synthetic textiles by consumers.

In this webinar, our featured speakers will be sharing on the latest microplastics research and how they can be scaled regionally to weave the eco-system together. 

DetoXperts: Dr. Cindy Lam, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Emily Choi, Invest Hong Kong | Dr. Lei Yao (Gloria), HKRITA | Dr. Frank Lam, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Preparing to Excel with your Environmental Performance

 

Preparing to Excel with your Environmental Performance

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes | Actual Webinar Date: 30 September 2021

As governments and businesses pushes for a more sustainable future, there is an increasing focus to assess the overall impact of textile factories globally. Understanding the full range of frameworks and resources available is essential to kick-start your journey to level up your sustainability capabilities. To improve both the environmental and social performance of textile factories, a multi-prong approach will be required to achieve cohesion.

In this webinar, our featured speakers will be sharing the current situation in the APAC region, along Higg FEM, ZDHC TIG best practices and how one can gain access to finance.

DetoXperts: Hoang Thanh Nga, WWF Viet Nam | Nguyen Thanh Huong, WWF Viet Nam | Bob Assenberg, Good Fashion Fund | Gundolf Klaehn, GIZ | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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The Future of Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain - The Road Ahead

 

The Future of Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain - The Road Ahead

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes | Actual Webinar Date: 16 June 2021

With savvy consumers desiring to make a positive environment impact via the clothes they wear, it is important for all stakeholders of the fashion industry to re-define how the industry can truly achieve sustainability across the fashion supply chain – end-to end.

In this webinar, we have the privilege to gain first-hand insights from a panelist of global experts on how we can be one step closer to achieving fashion sustainability.

DetoXperts: Nazma Akter, Awaj Foundation | Dr. Catherine Tubb, Planet Tracker | Gundolf Klaehn, GIZ | Conor Boyle, ILO | Klaas Nuttbohm, ZDHC | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Deep dive into the International Labour & Environmental Standards Application for Pakistan's SMEs (ILES)

 

Deep dive into the International Labour & Environmental Standards Application for Pakistan's SMEs (ILES)

Duration: 1 hour 4 minutesActual Webinar Date: 19 April 2021

With WWF-Pakistan spearheading the International Labour & Environmental Standards Application for Pakistan's SMEs (ILES), its overarching goal is to enhance the capacities of the textile and leather sectors to adopt Smart Environmental Management Practices (SEMPs).

In this webinar, we will be hearing from our expert representatives on how the overall energy and water footprint can be reduced effectively.

DetoXperts: Engr. Adeel Younas, WWF Pakistan | Furqan Ullah Mir, Al-Karam Textile Mills | Usman Muzaffar Elahi, Samad Apparel | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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PFAS No More: Avoid, Reduce, Eliminate

 

PFAS No More: Avoid, Reduce, Eliminate

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes | Actual Webinar Date: 17 December 2020

NGOs such as Greenpeace have highlighted the dangers from PFAS used in textiles to repel water and oil. However, regulators and policy makers all over the world have started to take action.

In this webinar, our invited guest speakers will providing an overview of the latest PFAS developments and explore the linkages between PFAS in environment to that in consumer products.

DetoXperts: Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute | Dr. Hanna Joerss, Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH | Dr. Jonatan Kleimark, ChemSec | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Open Letter: Time to Speed up Sustainability of the Fashion, Apparel and Textile Sector

 

Open Letter: Time to Speed up Sustainability of the Fashion, Apparel and Textile Sector

Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes | Actual Webinar Date: 10 December 2020

The fashion industry having created one of the largest consumer goods markets, with highly sophisticated value chains of significant economic importance. With that, it has an important responsibility to take steps towards a resilient recovery as the pandemic come to past.

In this webinar, we will be exploring with our panelist of global experts on how we can collectively take sustainability commitments to the next new level.

DetoXperts: Prachi Gupta, GOTS | Alexis Morgan, WWF | Sohail Ali Naqvi, WWF Pakistan | Johannes Furst, Drip by Drip / Montebelo | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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How Green are your Jeans? – Insights into Innovation & Resource Efficiency

 

How Green are your Jeans? – Insights into Innovation & Resource Efficiency

Duration: 1 hour 59 minutes | Actual Webinar Date: 30 September 2020

With at least 2 billion pairs of jeans manufactured each year, there is a good chance you are either wearing a pair right now or have a few in your wardrobe. But do you know whether your coolest trousers are truly clean when it comes to the water, chemicals, and energy used to create them?

In this webinar, we will explore the requirements for developing a sustainable Denim industry with our panelist of global experts.

DetoXperts: Eren Atak, WWF Turkey | N. Sebla Onder, Orta Anadolu | Riaz Ahmad, US Apparel & Textile | Shafqat Ullah, Cleaner Production Institute, Lahore Pakistan | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Enabling Informed Choices from Factory to Fashion

 

Enabling Informed Choices from Factory to Fashion

Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes | Actual Webinar Date: 20 August 2020

Various NGOs have highlighted how toxic chemicals being discharged from wet-processing factories are having an adverse impact to workers and our environment at large. With that, industry associations such as SAC, ZDHC, AMFORI and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) have set guidelines to enable resource efficiency during the manufacturing process.

In cooperation with GIZ and Green Button experts, this webinar outlines the steps to enable informed choices from factory to fashion.

DetoXperts: Gundolf Klaehn, GIZ  | Paul Steimer, GIZRakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Fast Forward: Higg FEM and Sustainability Goals 

Fast Forward - Higg FEM and Sustainability Goals   

Duration: Part 1: 1 hour 18 minutes | Part 2: 42 minutes
Actual Webinar Date: 9 August 2021

With thousands of facilities manufacturing apparel, footwear, and textiles globally, each manufacturing facility is critical to the industry's long-term viability and sustainability goals.

To achieve that, the Higg Facility Tools is available to provide standardized social and environmental assessments which facilitate conversations among value chain partners - to improve every tier of the global value chain on both a social and environmental level.

In this 2-parts webinar, our DetoXperts will deep-dive into how one can ace the Higg FEM across Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

DetoXperts: Fatema Jahan, CSR & Sustainability Services | Md Wakil Hossain, TÜV Rheinland Bangladesh | Venkataramaiah HR, CSR & Sustainability | Rashid Mansoor, Environmental Services | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Accelerating RCA: The Relevance of MRSL Parameters in Waste Water

Accelerating RCA - The Relevance of MRSL Parameters in Waste Water

Duration: 57 minutes | Actual Webinar Date: 8 July 2020

As the textile industry moves ahead with plans to have clean inputs by enforcing MRSL conformance of chemical products, many factories will need to conduct thorough Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

DetoXperts: Arrow Shi, TÜV Rheinland Greater China | Shivendra Parm, TÜV Rheinland India Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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Fast Tracking Input Chemical Compliance with ZDHC MRSL 2.0

 

Fast Tracking Input Chemical Compliance with ZDHC MRSL 2.0

Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes | Actual Webinar Date: 29 April 2020

Implementing MRSL requirements is going to change the way facilities that process textile and leather perceive chemicals management. This starts with procurement, where preventing chemicals from entering the facility can reduce the need to treat and clean-up effluent water and solid waste.

In summary, our in-house DetoXperts will share with you the risks, challenges and opportunities for MRSL.

DetoXperts: Steffen Tuemptner, TÜV Rheinland Germany | Dr. Anh Ba Hoai Nguyen, TÜV Rheinland Vietnam | Rakesh Vazirani, TÜV Rheinland Group

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