With the positive feedback from Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies already conducted, Kind Leather, currently standing as the leather with the lowest environmental impact in the world, reinforces its commitment to go Net Zero in its carbon emissions and invests in 32 new LCAs that are already in progress. The new studies, in partnership with the company Spin 360, cover four countries and evaluate 11 articles from different segments: footwear, furniture and automotive. The 11 articles, targets of the new studies, are being evaluated from the farm to finished leather to identify possible improvements or even to attest the success in sustainability indicators in the stages of raw material, pre-processing and production. In these phases the following items are considered: allocation of the impact of livestock, impact of each chemical product, use of by-products, among others, to obtain useful data that will be employed to prioritize investments in research, technologies and innovations aimed at sustainable initiatives.
Kind Leather represents a new manufacturing concept that guarantees a more sustainable and transparent production chain. The brand believes that investing in research and analysis of environmental performance data is the way to make leather evolve, adding credibility and transparency, and addressing questions about its commitment to the environment. The outcomes for the different articles provide means to identify and prioritize which process practices should be employed for improvement in environmental performance indicators.
This project is under development to ensure the pathway for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in the production of Kind Leather, which has the commitment to be Net Zero by 2040.
“Our aim is to be a benchmark in sustainable production, addressing the emissions of greenhouse gases according to international science-based indicators and standards. We understand, however, that this road is long and takes time, resources and a corporate cultural alignment to make proper questions and deliver the right answers” explains Kim Sena, Global Sustainability Manager at JBS Couros.
Recently the LCA studies conducted by Kind Leather were submitted to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg Index), a global platform that compares various materials used in the fashion industry such as cotton, leather, plastics, fabrics, metals and rubber.
The index analysed these life cycle studies and, in comparison to the leather alternatives, verified that Kind Leather’s production process achieved a lower impact on the environment. In addition, it was in line with many other natural or synthetic materials, repositioning leather within the Higg Index.
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