Life Cycle Assessment Methodology applied to leather manufacturing

Worldwide
Published:  06 June, 2018

ILM is pleased to announce that Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability global leather chemical makers and suppliers, Stahl will be one of three presenters during the upcoming “ILM Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain – part 2” free webinar taking place on June 20, 2018.  

Michael Costello is Stahl’s Director of Sustainability since October 2015. He and Stahl strongly believe in taking a leading role in achieving a more transparent and sustainable supply chain by stimulating cooperation between its stakeholders. 

Costello’s presentation will discuss the system that is available to capture the environmental impact of leather. Using Life Cycle Analysis methodology and the Product Category Rules (PEFCR) launched by the European Commission, this cradle to gate approach can quantify leather production data and report the environmental impact on global warming, acidification, ozone depletion, resource depletion and eutrophication of the leather manufacturing process. The presentation will summarise how the methodology works and the importance of the output data in the final Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).

About Michael Costello

In his position, Michael plays a vital role in integrating sustainability into Stahl’s corporate strategy. He works closely together with all departments within Stahl to ensure sustainable innovations and other related initiatives are on the daily agenda of his colleagues. As Stahl’s Director of Sustainability, Michael participates in conferences around the world focussed on reducing the environmental footprint of the industry and other corporate social responsibility topics. He presents the company’s case to customers, brands, industry associations, NGO’s and universities. Michael is member of the Executive Committee of the Leather Working Group.

Register and attend the webinar for free

To listen to Michael Costello and two other keynote presenters from Tyson Foods and Deckers Outdoor Brands, please click here and register (subject to approval) for the free-to-attend ILM Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain webinar. 

Co-sponsored by Stahl and Tyson Foods, the webinar is open to any company or professional individual connected to the leather supply chain and traceability.

Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability, Stahl