Specialist on carbon footprint confirmed speaker at 2nd CICB Sustainability Forum

6 June 2013

Brugnoli, who is an expert in Sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment and Leather Performance Management is confirmed for the panel Technical Barriers: Certification, Legislation, Rules and Procedures. The event takes place in the afternoon of August 28, at Fenac's Exhibition Venue, during the next Courovis√£o (International Fair of Components, Leather, Chemicals, Equipment and Accessories for Footwear and Manufactured Goods), with organisation of theCentre for the Brazilian Tannery Industry (CICB).

Brugnoli has recently coordinated the preparation of a technical report for UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), which concerns the carbon footprint in leather or Leather Product Carbon Footprint. The term Carbon Footprint is a measurement of the carbon emissions associated to a specific activity or company, working as a marker for the assessment of natural resources being used by the organisation to make viable its operations, including water consumption, energy and inputs generation, waste origination among others.

The report prepared by Brugnoli for UNIDO analyses the nature and typology of the raw material used by the leather industry and contains methodological recommendations on key elements needed for the correct calculation of carbon emissions.

ABQTIC (Brazilian Association of Chemists and Leather Industry Technicians) is in charge of the co-organisation of the 2nd CICB Sustainability Forum. The event is supported by Fenac (Exhibition and Business Center), Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), IBTeC (Brazilian Institute of Technology for Leather and Footwear), and AICSul (Association of Tanning Industries of Rio Grande do Sul state). The main sponsor is JBS Couros. Further information regarding the event's registration will be announced soon.
Visit www.brazilianleather.com.br or www.cicb.org.br for more details.

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