European trade body COTANCE has formed the Leather Traceability Cluster to align leather traceability schemes in a bid to reduce audit fatigue in tanneries and avoid unproductive costs for the leather value chain.
A recent council meeting of COTANCE has decided to negotiate with leather sector certification bodies to work out a standardisation of the core requirements for traceability. A proliferation of certification systems and requirements have been resulting in audit fatigue for leather companies.
Against backdrop of recent EU policy developments, a new social dialogue project — Towards Zero Adverse Impact of the European Leather Industry – Green Deal Leather — has been initiated. texfash.com reports.