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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the leather sector

2021-09-22T17:26:20+02:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

The SDGs at a glance In 2015, the UN approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an international agreement signed by 193 countries, which means an opportunity for countries and their societies to embark on a new path towards a better and more sustainable future. This initiative seeks to address the global challenges the world is facing, from eradicating POVERTY and reducing INEQUALITY, to reversing CLIMATE CHANGE and ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, among others. This is how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came about, which in turn include 169 action targets, which will be measured through a general framework of 230 indicators [...]

Training in response to the needs of companies and workers in the TCLF sectors in Spain

2021-08-12T13:08:53+02:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

To enable the recovery of the Spanish economy due to the recent health crisis, it is necessary to enhance human capital and workers´ employability. To reach this goal improving professional skills and adjust the supply and demand of qualified workers in the labour market is the key. The vocational training system for employment, as one of the essential parts of active employment policies, must anticipate companies´ demand. It must also offer young people and the working population in general training to fill those needs. Social partners play an essential role in the design, planning and programming of workers´ training in the [...]

Materials and the importance of authenticity for the TCLF industries

2021-04-30T17:17:30+02:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Wool, alpaca, cashmere, mohair, silk, cotton, flax (or linen) or hemp and cellulose acetate, modal, viscose, lyocell, polyester. Natural or synthetic. These are just some of the fibres listed in Annex I of the EU Regulation on textile names and labelling (Regulation (EU) 1007/2011). Regarding footwear, the designations are limited to four: Leather Coated leather Textiles and ‘all other materials’ With the latter defined in the EU Footwear labelling Directive (Directive 94/11/EC). What all these names have in common? It’s the legal obligation to be used appropriately in the designation of the materials that make up textile products or shoes placed [...]

The importance of circularity in the TCLF industries

2021-04-30T18:05:15+02:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

The TCLF sectors are often accused of being among the most polluting industries, and it is true that in the past much pain to the planet could have been avoided with foresight and responsibility. While modern TCLF production sites in Europe have long since changed and today operate under strict environmental considerations, there are still far too many non-EU countries that supply materials, components, and finished goods that do not comply with international environmental standards, thus continuing to taint the image of the sector. This will change! Indeed, the EU has the ambition to put an end to pollution driven through [...]

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