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IDFL Pakistan hosts Seminar on exploring and promoting transparency within supply chain

The pursuit of transparency in supply chains is a crucial undertaking in today’s globalized world, where consumers, stakeholders, and regulatory bodies demand greater accountability and ethical standards from businesses. IDFL Pakistan, a renowned textile and apparel industry leader, recognized the importance of this paradigm shift and hosted a seminar dedicated to exploring and promoting transparency within the supply chain.

IDFL Global Team members comprising Mr. Matt Lieber – CEO of IDFL West, Mr. Ercan Ucuzal – General Manager IDFL Pakistan and Turkey, Mr. Robbie Salmon – Manager of Business Development IDFL West and Ms. Lubna Khalid – Manager of Business Development IDFL Pakistan welcomed the chief guest Mr. Mian Anjum Nisar President SAARC and Mr. Tanveer Hussain – Rector National Textile University and all the honorable guests from all around textile sector.

Speakers at IDLF Seminar.

The seminar commenced with a warm welcome from the organizers, who emphasized the pivotal role of transparency in enhancing corporate social responsibility and ensuring sustainable business practices. A diverse audience, including industry professionals and experts, gathered to delve into this multifaceted subject.

The event’s keynote address was delivered by Matt Lieber – CEO of IDFL West, a respected authority in textile supply chain management and ethical sourcing and certifications. He introduced the IDFL and its evolution into mainstream textile testing, inspections, and certifications. He highlighted the changing dynamics of consumer behavior and its growing impact on supply chains. He underscored the fact that consumers are no longer content with just quality products; they seek to align their values with the brands they support. This shift, he argued, necessitates an era of transparency.


This discussion was further Promoted by Mr. Robbie Salmon – Manager of Business Development IDFL West with unique perspectives on the challenges faced by businesses in achieving transparency. He provided practical insights, and case studies from companies that have successfully implemented transparency measures. These case studies illustrated how transparency can lead to increased consumer trust and loyalty, improved operational efficiency, and reduced risks.

Mr. Tanveer Hussain – Rector of National Textile University explored various strategies, including the use of technology, blockchain, and sustainable sourcing practices. He highlighted some of the available technologies being widely used for effective transparency of material movement.

Chief Guest Mr. Mian Anjum Nisar President SAARC delved into the significance of certification in ensuring supply chain transparency. He emphasized that certification can be a powerful tool in building trust and transparency for both businesses and consumers.

In the closing remarks, Mr. Ercan Ucuzal – General Manager of IDFL Pakistan and Turkey ensured commitment to advancing the cause of transparency in supply chains and highlighted IDFL Pakistan’s dedication to being a role model in the industry. He encouraged attendees to take the lessons learned from the seminar and take the right measures to enhance business opportunities. He ensured that IDFL Pakistan would support diligently in all aspects of the certifications GOTS, Textile Exchange, etc.


The seminar on transparency in the supply chain hosted by IDFL Pakistan proved to be an enlightening and constructive event. It illuminated that transparency is not just a buzzword; it is a critical component of responsible business practices in today’s interconnected world. The event demonstrated that transparency is not a destination but a continuous journey that involves the concerted efforts of all stakeholders. As a result, the attendees left the seminar with fresh insights and a shared commitment to fostering transparency within their supply chains.
IDFL Pakistan’s initiative to host this seminar is a testament to its dedication to ethical practices, and it has set a positive example for the industry to follow. As the world continues to evolve, more businesses must embrace transparency as a core value, ensuring the sustainability of not only their operations but also the planet and society at large.

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