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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our Ambition is to create a leather value chain that is socially and environmentally sustainable. We have chosen five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as our guideline in reaching this. With these five goals, we are certain to make the highest impact.

Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG 6)

The leather industry is consuming and emitting large amounts of water, that’s why we encourage and support leather manufacturers to improve water quality. This goal can be reached by reducing pollution, minimizing the release of hazardous chemicals, increasing water recycling, safe reuse of water and reduction of water consumption.

Decent work & economic growth (SDG 8)

Leather is produced globally, in countries with a wide variety of economic and societal circumstances. The leather industry has the potential to employ large amounts of people and thus increase prosperity for nations and all the people involved. We support this through the introduction of innovative technologies & processes that will provide decent work conditions and a good social environment. Training and education to work safely with chemicals is an important part of this development.

Responsible consumption & production (SDG 12)

Circularity is the principle that drives our Research & Development and our procurement practises. This helps us to create a product portfolio that is mainly built from renewable resources and will support creating a responsible end of life for leather. Our products are developed to have the least possible emissions to minimize the adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

Climate Action (SDG 13)

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and effecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme. This is why we will keep on focussing on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in our own premises, positively influence these in our supply chain and off-set our footprint.

Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17)

We believe that positive impact can only be created through collaborations. This is why we support the leading leather industry organisations to speed the process of creating a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain. We are open to collaborations in which we can share our knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources.

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