Sustainability is one of the common threads at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), which recently began in Marrakech, Morocco. The Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification (CSCB) is present at this utterly relevant event, as part of a special Mission from the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) led by Minister Blairo Maggi. CSCB is promoted by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) with support from Brazilian Leather, project dedicated to the promotion of leather exports and coordinated by CICB in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). CSCB’s participation in the Mission also has the support from Brazilian Leather.
Taking CSCB to important audiences present at the convention in Marrakech and also bring to the program new information in order to contribute to its improvement are all part of CICB’s Commercial Intelligence department, represented at the event by Rogério Cunha.
“We’re also in contact with companies and entities with connections to our sector in Morocco through an intense agenda of meetings”, says Cunha. Morocco is the second largest leather importer in Africa, and its closer relation to CSCB and the Brazilian tanning industry means an strategic move towards the country’s exports planning.
After the Mission at MAPA, Cunha will join the Leather & Sustainability in retail conference in London, promoted by international publication International Leather Maker (ILM). Confirmed at event are representatives from major international brands such as Puma, Kering Group and ZDHC (group of 21 leading global brands such as Burberry, Gap and Adidas that works towards zero chemical waste).
About Brazilian Leather - Dedicated to promote Brazilian leather in the international market, the project is coordinated by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). The consolidation of local leather in foreign markets is strengthened by a series of strategic actions, such as the incentive to the participation of tanneries in the world’s major trade fairs and Business Missions focused on tightening relations between Brazilian suppliers and international buyers. For more information, please visit www.brazilianleather.com.br