In 2016, JBS Couros – an important leather processing industry – sought the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB), working on the 173 indicators of norm ABNT 16.296 in one of its production units.
Now, it is looking to integrate the certification programme into all their units in Brazil.
"JBS' commitment is to have all their operations certified," highlights the official note sent out by the company in regard to this news.
The CSCB has the support of Brazilian Leather, a project that stimulates exports of Brazilian leathers and hides and is developed by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CSCB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
The JBS Couros official note regarding adhesion to the CSCB in its entirety:"JBS reinforces its partnership with the CSCB and recognises that it's an important step for having a national identity with respect to sustainability. To start, the Marabá unit will be the first one certified from JBS Couros. JBS' commitment is to have all its operations certified.
"This is an important recognition of the relevance that both the CICB and the CSCB have for the Brazilian national industry.
"JBS believes that CSCB certification is a positive action not only in helping the company to continually improve its processes, but also for creating parameters of improvement for the sector as a whole, aligned with market trends. CSCB also adds other factors of extreme importance that are related to sustainability, like social issues which are generally not part of environmental certifications.”