It’s a return. It’s a confirmation. But it is also something more. Italian leather together with UNIC – Italian Tanneries will once again be the protagonist at the next edition of the Green Week, centred in particular on the theme of water. In other words, as a note states, “the most important national event on sustainable economy with 70 events and 300 speakers”. It will take place in “Parma, the first days of May. While on the previous days Sustainability Factories open their doors”. Because the green transition must be told, but also (and above all) touched by hand.
Star of the Green Week
The Green Week, as per tradition, is divided into two parts. The first, dedicated to the Factories of Sustainability, is spread across the territory and will take place from 2 to 4 May. It envisages, “a tour to discover dozens of companies spread across eight Italian regions. Companies that invest, also as a competitive lever, in issues such as circular economy, reuse, sustainable waste management and emissions reduction”. But also “energy saving and new forms of energy, new construction techniques and sustainability regarding means of transport, corporate social and environmental responsibility”. The leather cycle will be represented by the Montebello Tannery, the Medio Chiampo purification plant, Dal Maso Group, Lapi Gelatine, and the Gi-Elle-Emme tannery.
Talks in Parma
The second part of Green Week will take place in Parma from 5 to 7 May. It will host testimonials and big names, including Andrej Gejm, 2010 Nobel Prize winner for physics. And it will put Italian leather in the spotlight in various talks, as can be discovered by clicking here. Fulvia Bacchi, general manager of UNIC – Italian Tanneries comments: “Our renewed participation in the Green Week is intended to testify to our companies’ commitment to those continuous improvements and development in a sustainable key that have led us to an undisputed international leadership”. All this, “despite a context that often makes unfounded accusations of harming the environment. These accusations can only be answered with precise, measurable, certified data: something that our sector is able to do”.
Who organises it
The Green Week, “Festival of the Green Economy, is promoted by ItalyPost, Fondazione Symbola and L’Economia by Corriere della Sera”. It is supported by “the collaboration of the Municipality of Parma, the University of Parma, the Unione Parmense degli Industriali e di Parma”.