Cotance will offer its support so that the 32 fashion leaders who have signed the Fashion Pact can achieve the established sustainability goals. Cotance, who’s aim is to keep European tanning associations together, announces it with a press release: “European leather shares these priorities and is committed to making its own contribution to achieving the common goal”. The Fashion Pact, promoted by François-Henri Pinault (Kering Group) and presented during the recent G7 in Biarritz, is a programmatic document to make the fashion supply-chain more sustainable.
What European tanning is already doing
The European tanning industry, on the other hand, is so committed on certain themes that it has already achieved results. Cotance is a pioneer in initiatives for the environmental and social sustainability of the sector, developing ad hoc tools available for all continental companies. Meanwhile, European tanners are leading the way in initiatives such as PEF. Cotance, on the other hand, collaborates with both intergovernmental organisations (OECD, UNIDO and UNECE) and private institutions, such as ICEC and ZDHC.