Technology and innovation are part of the entire leather value chain. The chemical industry is an important link in this process, and the company ATC/SA is at the forefront of responsible practices and offers solutions for those in the tanning sector. ATC/SA is a Silver Sponsor of the 2021 CSCB Sustainability Forum, bringing along its reputation and work values to this great event of the leather industry.
The CSCB Sustainability Forum will take place on December 8 and 9 and its central theme will be Our Environment Connected. Simultaneous translation Portuguese / English will be available. Register here. The full program will be available soon.
The event is organized by the Brazilian Leather project, an initiative of the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). Gold Sponsors: JBS Couros, NBN, and Smit & Zoon. Silver Sponsors: ATC/SA, Euro-América, Sincurt-MT, Units Brasil, and Buckman.
Read below the testimonial of Zulfe Urbano Biehl, director of ATC do Brasil Produtos para Couro Ltda and ATC® BIOCIDES, about the CSCB Sustainability Forum and the importance of sustainability for the industry:
"The leather industry is one of the pillars of sustainability of the animal protein industry. A sustainable and efficient leather production process not only offers environmental, social, and economic benefits but is, historically, commercially relevant. Consumers need to be constantly informed about the industries and leathers importance and sustainability.
Sustainability is a central philosophy of ATC/SA. Our goal is to create value for customers by reducing the environmental impact our products have. For decades, ATC has developed chemical specialties that have enabled modern leather processing to advance and technologies that allow the reduction of water and chemical use. Our product portfolio features sulphide-free hair removal processes; pickling free of salt and strong acids; chrome-free tanning; and bactericides and fungicides composed of less toxic substances. We continue to seek new levels of sustainability so that our customers can find a way to improve not only their environmental profile but also their social, economic, and commercial activity.
Since its first edition, the CSCB Sustainability Forum has been vital for the implementation of a sustainable culture in the leather industry. Considering the environment and society before making any decision is only possible if the environmental values have already been assimilated by the entire chain. The event has presented several examples of actions that prove that environmental and industrial sustainability are allies of and essential for economic sustainability. I believe that this edition will present several actions, programs, and strategies of social responsibility and sustainability that will raise awareness of the consumer, the industry, and the market."