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Sustainable management of raw material: Traceability, animal welfare and key ethical issues
Having a high level of control over the upstream supply chain is increasingly a strategic issue for tanneries. Traceability has become the key instrument to guarantee a sustainable management of raw materials, in terms of animal welfare, respect and responsible sourcing. To achieve this, a lot of initiatives are underway.
On deforestation, the DCFL project was pioneered by ICEC (Certification Institute for the leather sector) and NWF (National Wildlife Federation), and Italian tanneries have already been certified.

The webinar will be moderated by Sustainable Talks with N&N.

Mar 2, 2021 04:00 PM in Rome

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Maurizia Contu
Maurizia Contu has a degree in Political Economics from Bocconi University and has been part of the UNIC Economic Department since 2003. She develops market analysis on the sector and the reference supply chain, to support associate companies and internal activities. She is responsible for sectorial projects of an economic nature at international level and deals with institutional relations at national and European level. The main reference themes for her activity are sustainability issues and specifically traceability and animal welfare, authenticity and Made In, customs and trade agreements.
Sabrina Frontini
Director @ICEC - Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector
SF is Graduated with a degree in Engineering Management from Milan Polytechnic. Since 2002 SF works as the Director of ICEC, in Milan, the certification body that serves all the leather industry. SF is a lead auditor qualified to inspect management systems for quality, products, processes, as well as raw material origin and traceability. Remit includes training in relation to certifications for the leather industry. Cooperates with major technical committees and working parties in developing standards and protocols for the leather industry: the standards organizations concerned are UNI (Italy), CEN (the European Committee for Standardization). Has defined key ICEC proprietary certification schemes, widely subscribed to in the leather and fashion industries e.g raw material traceability ICEC TS for hides and skins. Responsibilities extend to promoting the culture of quality and sustainability of ICEC-certified companies at all main events.
Mauricio Bauer
Senior Corporate Engagement Specialist @NWF
Mauricio is part of National Wildlife Federation’s International Conservation team as a Senior Corporate Engagement Specialist. Mauricio built his career in the private sector in production and trading of agricultural commodities in Brazil, Australia and in the United States. He is responsible for NWF’s corporate engagement activities with companies in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, coordinating efforts with coalition partners, including market actors, nonprofits, academics, and government representatives, building consensus and providing strategic coordination. NWF International Team works to reduce the complexities and lower the costs associated with implementing commitments to catalyze sector-wide conversion-free production and sourcing, eliminating the loss and degradation of ecosystems that result from the production of key agricultural commodities, primarily beef, leather, soy and palm oil.