Marie Claude Gazarossian

In Memoriam

gazarossianCOTANCE shares the grief of CTC (Centre Technique du Cuir) and all its collaborators as Mrs Marie-Claude Gazarossian, assistant to Yves Morin, passes away during surgery.

Mrs Gazarossian had been working for CTC since 1975 and had assisted its General Directors since 1987. As such, she had been in frequent contact with COTANCE as liaison person in the framework of GERIC. Both her human and professional qualities were always appreciated.

COTANCE expresses its deepest condoleances to her family, as to her colleagues.



Eco-Footprinting of Leather

COTANCE welcomes the results of the UNIDO Leather Panel Meeting in Shanghai on Eco-Footprinting of Leather

At its Autumn Council meeting held in Bucharest on 26 September 2012, COTANCE delegates from Italy (UNIC), Spain (ACEXPIEL), France (FFTM), Germany (VDL), United Kingdom (UKLF), Netherlands (FNL), Sweden (SG) and Romania (APPBR) expressed their satisfaction on the results of the debate on Eco-Footprinting of Leather at the Shanghai UNIDO Leather Panel meeting of last 3 and 4 of September.

UNIDO Leather Panel members made up from renowned experts in the sector reviewed a Technical Report presented at an advanced state of completion providing the methodological key for sustaining the Leather sector’s claim to exclude from the LCA system boundaries of the leather value chain the burden of the livestock industry. The methodology is called “System expansion” and was developed in Denmark in the late 1990s for addressing the case of natural resources generating by-products and co-products.

The experts in Shanghai expressed clearly their view that the system boundaries of the leather value chain start at the slaughterhouse with the generation of the hide or skin as a by-product free from the environmental burden of meat and milk production, the actual drivers of their production.

Read more: Eco-Footprinting of Leather


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