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JBS Couros will seek CSCB certification for all its tanneries
2018/6/26 11:08:39 Source: footwearbiz Author: 点击率:

The leather division of packer group JBS, the largest leather manufacturer in the world, has said it will ask all of its Brazilian tanneries to seek certification under the CSCB sustainability programme.

The certification programme was set up in 2012, with standards agreed and published in 2014. Detailed criteria cover four “dimensions of sustainability” that the programme has identified: sustainability management, as well as economic, environmental and social aspects.

There are four levels of certification that tanners can achieve, depending on how many of the criteria they fulfil. Provided they meet at least 50% of the indicators, they can earn a bronze certification. Silver is for those meeting 75%, gold 90% and diamond 100% of the criteria.

To date, two Brazilian tanning groups have achieved certification: Fuga Couros achieved a silver award in January 2018 and, two months later, Curtume Courovale achieved a gold award.

In an official statement, JBS Couros said it regarded CSCB as endowing Brazilian leather with “a national identity” that puts sustainability at the forefront. It will start by helping its tannery at Marabá in the state of Pará pursue CSCB certification. Its other facilities will follow.

JBS Couros has 16 wet-end and finishing tanneries across Brazil at the moment, as well as leather manufacturing facilities in Italy, Vietnam and other overseas locations.

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