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Smit & Zoon is committed to making the leather supply chain sustainable, together. One of the focal points of this effort is zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in leather manufacturing. That is why receiving the highest level of ZDHC certification matters a lot to Smit Group CEO Hans van Haarst: “Certification is the result of our relentless drive and ongoing mission to make the leather value chain sustainable”, he explains.
Leatherbiz reports that multi-stakeholder certification body the Leather Working Group (LWG) has signed a memorandum of understanding with main Italian tanning industry association, UNIC. The LWG said this “new, more collaborative relationship” with UNIC was the result of nine months of meetings and discussions.
Following news of questions arising at the recent UITIC Congress about the possible effect on the running of the Leather Working Group (LWG) of the acquisition by Eurofins of BLC Leather Technology
Questions have arisen at the UITIC Congress in Porto about the possible impact on the running of multi-stakeholder body the Leather Working Group (LWG) of the acquisition by a Belgium-based research company Eurofins of BLC.
Brazilian tanning industry body CICB has given details of progress it has made in convincing companies inside and outside the Brazilian leather manufacturing sector of the benefits of the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability.
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