Baby Leather and Sean Couros are seeking the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB). They're the newest participants in the certification program, which promotes better environmental, economic, and social practices within Brazil. The CSCB has the support of the Brazilian Leather project, which stimulates the export of Brazilian hides and is developed by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
Take a look at what both companies have to say about this new stage in their industrial and productive processes:
"By entering the CSCB program we mean to assure the best working conditions for all our collaborators, ratify the fact that all our processes/products satisfy current legislation, and systematize our work so that our efforts may also generate further economic results”, André Sehnem, export manager from Baby Leather. The company is located in Estância Velha (RS) and is a specialist in finished leathers for the fashion sector.
“Upon analysis of the CSCB concept proposal, we found that its central ideas meet those that we value and prioritize. Adheirng to the certification and its indicators will bring innumerable benefits and strengthen public confidence of our tannery in the marketplace” Klaus Schneider, manager of Sean Couros. The company is located in Ivoti (RS) and specializes in vegetable tanned leathers and other finished leathers for the footwear and artifact segments.
About the CSCB: to become certified, each participating tannery must pass through a preparation stage in which they work on the indicators established by the norm ABNT NBR 16.296 – Leathers – Principles, criterion, and indicators for sustainable production. After that, they can solicit an audit from an INMETRO certified organ for certification. There are four levels: Bronze (for those that meet up to 50% of applicable indicators in each of the four dimensions of certification), Silver (75%), Gold (90%) and Diamond (100%). In Brazil, two tanneries have already been certified: Fuga Couros (Silver level) and Courovale by BCM (Gold level).
About Brazilian Leather - it's a sectorial project for the internationalization of Brazilian leather conducted by Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency). Various strategies for consolidating Brazil's leather in external markets include incentivising tannery participation in major trade fairs around the world and business missions focused on forging and strengthening relationships between Brazilian tanneries and their buyers in other countries, among others. More information at www.brazilianleather.com.br