This episode from ILM’s regular podcast series features an exclusive interview with Michael Costello, Group Director of ESG at global chemical specialist Stahl and is a follow up to a podcast related to lowering the carbon footprint during leather making which was first broadcast in April 2020. ILM Content Director, Martin Ricker asks Costello what constitutes a renewable carbon feedstock and why this is an important development for leather sector as we move away from fossil fuel derived chemical feedstocks. 

Michael Costello, one of the most respected industry experts on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), also explains why Stahl joined the Renewable Carbon Initiative as a founding member and updates listeners with the latest developments from Stahl in the field of renewable carbon chemicals developed over the past year. He introduces Stahl’s new Ympact series which includes a new group of polyurethane finishes from renewable carbon feedstocks and more. 

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