The carbon footprint project involved mapping individual leather product’s lifecycles within the business, analysing the energy used in each stage of the leather making process, and then equating the GHG from each stage to equivalent carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e).

The CO2e emissions of PrimeAsia’s leather products will be used as a benchmark to analyse the impact of present and future energy reduction programs. The carbon data will be made available to customers to enable them to make informed decisions regarding the environmental impact of different PrimeAsia leather products. In 2012, PrimeAsia’s footprint program will continue by measuring water usage per unit of leather and company human resource environmental impacts.

A square foot of PrimeAsia’s Comfort E 1.2-1.4mm leather manufactured in China consumes 5.28 metric kilograms of CO2e while in production at PrimeAsia.