The UNECE, together with experts from governments, private sector, academia, international governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including the International Trade Centre (ITC), has looked into the risks and impacts of the leather and textile production and has launched a project for an international framework initiative on transparency and traceability for sustainability patterns in the sector.

All tanneries are invited to participate in the survey, described by Cotance (Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community) as an important exercise “for evidencing at international level the position of the leather industry with regard to this important issue”. The project aims at developing principles and policy recommendations, standards and implementation guidelines for traceability of sustainable value chains in the textile and leather industries.

The questionnaire should take about 20 minutes to complete and is available by clicking here. Deadline for submission is September 10, 2018. For further information, please contact Maria Teresa Pisani at