ICT statements on Sustainability and Animal Welfare

Published:  30 December, 2014

As part of the manifesto announced by the new Italian Presidency – Rino Mastrotto, representing UNIC – at the time of his election in March 2014, the International Council of Tanners has just published on its website - www.leathercouncil.org agreed statement on Sustainability and Animal Welfare.

The industry is rightly proud of its heritage as being based on a renewable resource that is essentially a by-product of the meat, dairy and woollen textile industries, and leather producers have long been well aware that what is good for the animal, in terms of husbandry and treatment, is good for the quality of the hides and skins, and for the quality of leather that can be produced from them.