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Traceability tools across supply chains

The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Chemicals in Products to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals in Products (CiP). This is a summary of the discussion on Traceability tools across supply chains, which took place on 12 May 2022.

Presenters: Virginia Cram-Martos (UNECE), Lorenzo Zullo (Chemchain), Deborah Taylor (UNECE)

With increasing pressure for environmental and social due diligence in global value chains, traceability has become a necessity. Without traceability, there can be no transparency and no accountability for the impacts of production and consumption decisions. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), jointly with key industry stakeholders, have been working since 2019 on a project, funded by the European Union, to improve the sustainability of value chains in the garment and footwear sectors through greater traceability and transparency. The second discussion of the Chemicals in Product CoP was titled “Traceability tools across supply chains” and was presented by Virginia Cram-Martos, UNECE, Lorenzo Zullo, Chemchain and, Deborah Taylor, UNECE.