A partnership that makes it possible to offset 1,000 tonnes of CO2 relating to 2021 production. And which is based on transparency, certification and traceability. Dani and Montblanc for the second consecutive year confirm their collaboration in support of Create to Change. Thanks to this, the Veneto-based tanning group and the Richemont brand support Hanuman Agro Industries Limited in India for the production of electricity from renewable sources. “We are very proud to continue our collaboration with Montblanc, a long-standing partnership of shared values and common goals,” commented Giancarlo Dani, President and CEO of Dani.
The partnership for compensation
The Create to Change project is based on traceability, we said. At Dani, they claim that with the certified Life Cycle Assessment System they are able to map the real impact of each product. Considering the entire life cycle of leather, from origin to destination, without stopping at the intermediate processes that take place within the tannery. At the same time, compensation is possible, the promoters of the initiative explain, thanks to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The mechanism, that is, foreseen by the Kyoto Protocol for companies to offset their emissions by purchasing credits to finance sustainable growth projects in developing countries.
“Access to these projects is through the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),” explains the press release, “which allows the purchase of credits called CERs (Certified Emission Reduction). One credit is equivalent to one tonne of CO2 not emitted or absorbed”.
“We offer our customers not only the excellence of leather made in Italy,” Dani continues, “but also the guarantee of raw material traceability, process reliability, ethical commitment and environmental sustainability. With the Create to Change project, we have taken a further step forward by offering our partners the possibility of offsetting 100 per cent of the life cycle of the processed leather”.
“By renewing the partnership for the second year,” adds Jean Charles Hita, managing director Montblanc Leather Division, “we reaffirm our commitment to our customers for a more ethical industry. This choice reflects the importance we give to the selection of materials and sustainable processes along with the craftsmanship and design that are Montblanc’s hallmarks”.