The Leather industry talks about CSR 13 September in Paris

The Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) is organising, under the patronage of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, and in the presence of Olivia Grégoire, Secretary of State for the Social, Inclusive and Responsible Economy, the third edition of its forum dedicated to CSR, the Sustainable Leather Forum. It will be held on 13 September at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.

The programming of the third “Sustainable Leather Forum” confirms the success of the event, which has found its place in the agenda of leather, footwear, leather goods and glove companies. The interest of an annual meeting on the issues of Corporate Social Responsibility was imposed on the actors of fashion, luxury and sport, who have perfectly integrated the fundamentals of this approach.

In recent years, the topic of sustainable development has progressed rapidly across the entire fashion and luxury ecosystem, with an acceleration since the Covid-19 crisis, which has increased citizens’ awareness of societal issues, particularly environmental ones. As we are just beginning to reflect on the world of the future, the SLF must take part in the debate on the evolution of our industries, but also of agriculture and distribution, in order to offer more transparent manufacturing methods and more sustainable products.

This year, four major themes will be explored with exclusive keynotes:

–       Vegan movement and animal welfare

–       Deforestation, carbon footprint and Leather Cycle analysis

–       Sustainable production and sourcing in sport and leisure markets

–       Transparency and consumer information: positive ways to communicate with stakeholders

The Sustainable Leather Forum will showcase best practices in the leather sector in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, from a social, environmental and economic perspective. It is aimed at anyone working in the fashion, leather, footwear, leather goods and luxury sectors, in France and abroad. This ranges from hide producers to tanneries, manufacturers of footwear and leather goods to distributors of finished goods, as well as public bodies, institutions and opinion leaders.

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