Why is Brazilian leather a sustainable material?

By its nature, leather is a sustainable material, linked to the circular economy: it is produced from skins, originating from the food industry. No animal exists for leather in Brazil.

Within tanneries, sustainability is part of the organizations' culture. Management, technology and the human perspective in search of continuous improvement allow the Brazilian leather industry to work with a focus on generating a positive impact on the planet, while conserving the environment, protecting and improving people's lives.

We work with control of the origin of raw materials and traceability projects, safety regarding chemical agents, reduction of energy consumption, water recycling and protection of people and communities. Covering products that last for generations, leather has sustainability as the essence, guide and purpose of its operations in Brazil.

  • 94,4%

    of tanneries in the country monitor daily treated liquid effluents

  • 100%

    of companies have a specific professional to deal with environmental issues in the organization, or a specific professional + external consultancy, or consultants

  • 100%

    have selective garbage collection of solid waste

  • 88,9%

    have control over the daily volume of water consumed

  • 78%

    of tanneries in the country have some sustainability certification, such as the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)

  • Brazil

    Brazil is the country with the largest number of companies certified in sustainability in the tanning sector in the world

  • Reduction in 28%

    the number of workplace accidents from 2018 to 2021

  • 88,9%

    control solid volumes generated daily

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