Towards the first European Social and Environmental Report

COTANCE and ETUF:TCL kick off the third phase of the “Social and Environmental Reporting in the Leather Industry” initiative

The European Social Partners of the Leather industry, COTANCE and ETUF:TCL, represented by their respective chief executives, Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano and Mr. Luc Triangle, met on 6 December 2011 in Brussels in order to kick off their EU sponsored project on Social and Environmental Reporting in the European leather sector.

This project is the third phase of a 3-phase cycle whereby the EU social partners of the leather industry implement the Framework Agreement on Social and Environmental Reporting adopted in 2008.

The activities foresee the development of a new set of national reports and the generation of the first European report on the European leather industry’s social and green credentials.

With this exercice, the social partners of the European leather industry set a new milestone for good governance in the global leather industry, underscoring the principle of continuous progress for a sustainable development.

Update on the project will be posted on the dedicated website:

Brussels, 6 December 2011