We can define it as the long wave of the debate triggered just over a month ago in Glasgow, on the occasion of COP26. A debate that brought the Italian tannery into direct contact with SMI – Sustainable Markets Initiative launched by Prince Charles. And that, as a result, UNIC – Concerie Italiane has been invited to join the supporters of Terra Carta, the strategic document drawn up by SMI. A real, and very significant, green seal for the sustainable and responsible approach of Italian leather.
The green seal of Prince Charles
UNIC, therefore, has been welcomed into the group of 462 signatories of Terra Carta. A cross-section of the manufacturing and services sectors (mainly made up of Anglo-Saxon players) has thus signed up to a “relaunch plan that places Nature, People and the Planet at the centre of global value creation“. A process “that will harness the precious and irreplaceable power of nature combined with transformative innovation and the resources of the private sector,” the Prince of Wales explained in a note.
“Taking its name from the historic Magna Carta,” reads online, “which inspired belief in people’s fundamental rights and freedoms over 800 years ago, Terra Carta aims to bring people and the planet together. The goal: “To give fundamental rights and value to Nature, ensuring a lasting impact and a tangible legacy for this generation”. To achieve this, the initiative launched by Prince Charles identifies and co-opts those companies in the private sector that are “leaders in their field” and that “at the same time have a credible roadmap, supported by recognised scientific data” concerning the green management of their activities. A concrete and constructive recognition, therefore, for the mission of UNIC and the Italian tannery.