The company said that, with the fashion and automotive industries facing increasing pressure to reduce their Scope 3 carbon footprints, there is a growing demand for development of product environmental footprint calculations based on high quality life cycle assessment (LCA) data with a uniform methodology.

The project began at the start of this year and will involve a comprehensive analysis of all existing LCA standards, the development of a proposal for harmonisation, the discussion of the proposal with a selection of global stakeholders and the final issuing of the harmonised guidelines.

It will also include the creation of a Corporate Carbon Footprint Tool tailored specifically for tanneries.

The project results are expected to be delivered during the Science Based Fashion Talks at Lineapelle in September 2024.