EC backing for environmental footprint of leather

Published:  14 October, 2013

Following a COTANCE Council meeting held during the Lineapelle fair in Bologna on October 11, they have subsequently announced that the sector’s submission for an EU Pilot for Leather had been retained by the European Commission (EC) as one of the 14 successful Pilots from a total of 90 applications. 

The leather sector’s representatives from Italy, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Sweden and Romania expressed their satisfaction for getting the opportunity to drive the process that is to develop the sector’s official Product Category Rules for the Environmental Footprint of Leather say COTANCE.

The start of project activities will be delayed to allow a parallel development with the EU Pilots in the food industry whose call for candidate companies is to be issued in early 2014.

COTANCE understands that this opportunity is a success for the global leather industry and they are grateful to all international organisations, other non-EC leather sector institutions and bodies having sent letters of commitment, interest or support for the initiative when the application was prepared.

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