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Indian Tannery Ordered to Shut
A tannery in Ambur, India, owned by T Abdul Wahid (TAW) Tanneries, which is one of the largest exporters of leather to America and Europe, has been ordered to shut down immediately by...
India Cracks Down on Polluting Tanneries Ahead of Hindu Festival
Authorities in the Indian city of Kanpur have ordered the "immediate shutdown" of 91 leather tanneries that were offloading their waste into the Ganga river, causing widespread...
Pakistan Leather Industry Wants Government Action
In a meeting with Pakistan’s finance minister and the Federal Board of Revenue, The Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PLGMEA) expressed its concerns...
Swiss tannery equipment producer Hüni announces official support of ‘Tannery of the Future’ sustainability checklist
Swiss multinational The Hüni Group, producer of tannery drums and supplier of process control equipment for the leather industry, has signed a 3-year sponsorship deal with the Tannery...
JBS Couros invests in traceability and presents new platform at China trade fair
JBS Couros has developed a system that collects data throughout the leather production process, from sourcing at the farm all the way through to the end product
Four more tanners sign Brazilian pledge
Brazil’s efforts to encourage sustainability into its leather industry got a boost with the confirmation of four new members joining its Leather Certification of Sustainability...
Nine more companies sign on to Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) scheme
Among those signing on to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Roadmap to Zero Programme are Eurofins, Hermes Hansecontrol Group and Testex.
New tannery joins Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
Rhoma Peles is the newest company to adhere to the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB).
Five-year programme to clean up Ganges
Solidaridad Network Asia is collaborating with leather chemicals and coating company Stahl, PUM Netherlands and various Indian partners on a public-private partnership aimed at...
Smit & zoon to use recycled drums
From December 2016, Smit & zoon will take its corporate social responsibility (CSR) drive start a step further by using recycled polyethylene drums.
CBR joins Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
Brazilian tannery Couros Bom Retiro - CBR is the most recent name to join the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB).
Cobrasil Tannery joins the Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification (CSCB)
The Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification (CSCB), initiative promoted by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), has a new tannery among its participants.
JBS, AMCM and Mats join Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification programme
JBS Couros, AMCM and Mats Beneficiamento de Couro are the most recent companies to join CSCB, the Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification.
Washing-machine company zeroes in on the leather market
South Yorkshire company Xeros has announced big plans to revolutionise washing machines, and has agreed a development programme with one of the world's largest suppliers of chemicals...
Pressure for tannery flow meters
The Indian minister for water resources, Uma Bharati, urged tannery owners in the Jajmau area to install flow meters in their units to monitor tannery discharge in the Ganges (Ganga).
Indian scientists enhance gelatine production from tannery waste
Scientists at the Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR) in Chennai, India, have developed a technology to make high-grade gelatine from materials that otherwise would have...
JBS singled out for efforts to reduce deforestation
JBS has made bigger inroads than any other food company over the past year in efforts to stop deforestation in its supply chain, according to a report entitled 'Supply chains...
Tannery in Vietnam hit with record fine
The Ho Chi Minh City municipal administration has issued a VND6.39 billion ($300,330) fine on a particularly negligent tannery in what is deemed to be the most severe punishment...
China setting new emission limits
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection will establish a new discharge standard for water pollutants emitted from the leather and fur making industry.