One Welfare Silkworm is a new project designed to support the sustainable development goals and global trade by supporting the creation of a unique accreditation scheme. One Welfare Silkworm is here to bring together assurance bodies certifying high standards in the areas of animal welfare, labour and environmental protection.
This project brings together collective expertise across the world to develop a unique accreditation system that can enable customers identify products manufactured in compliance with legal requirements and global standards as well as with the highest animal welfare, labour and environmental protection standards at global level.
Why a Silkworm? The silkworm built global trade networks by producing a raw material that produces one of the most famous fabrics in the world. In the same way, this project is designed to bring change and improvements to purchasing and consumer services, by enabling the implementation of the concept of One Welfare within local and global trade markets; In the same way multiple goods were traded via the Silk Road, One Welfare Silkworm will facilitate multiple industries and sectors benefiting from this novel accreditation scheme.
We are currently recruiting advisory board members, sponsors and partners to join the One Welfare Silkworm Project. If you are interested in the project please send your completed application form and / or get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31st August 2020.
This project supports the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal targets, including SDG 3: substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination; ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and progressively improve land and soil quality; SDG 6: Improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials, Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally; protect and restore water-related ecosystems; SDG8: achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value; SDG12: encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle; support public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities; SDG13: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development; SDG 15: promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss .