Green Label for leather and footwear machinesAt Simac Tanning Tech, ASSOMAC presented the system that will indicate the energy-environmental performances of technologies in the sector.
“Traceability, sustainability, transparency, and eco-friendliness have become the essential requirements that we cannot ignore”, said Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, President of Assomac.
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues and the desire to purchase guaranteed products and this is driving the manufacturing industry towards energy-efficient production models that are less polluting and meet ethical and safety standards.
ASSOMAC, the National Association of Manufacturers of Footwear, Leather Goods and Tanning Technologies – has presented the “Supplier of Sustainable Technologies” project and announced the introduction of the “Green Label” initiative that focuses on a more careful management of the hot issue of sustainability.
Targa Verde is a voluntary process that enables companies in the sector to inform end customers of their efficiency parameters and the reduced environmental impact of their technologies. It is a user-friendly tool that confirms the efficiency and environmental impact of the machine examined through its Carbon Footprint, which is internationally recognised and calculated using Life Cycle Assessments.
Machines and technologies want to play a major role in the qualification of a manufacturing process, making it efficient and sustainable,” says Gabriella Marchioni Bocca. “Leather, footwear and leather goods will be made using more eco-friendly and efficient productions, boosting the value of Italian products already known worldwide for their quality, innovation and creativity.
Efficient manufacturing, waste reduction and the saving of energy and material is not only environmentally essential, but is also a socio-economic commitment to future generations. They also become a competitive advantage for the entire compartment with respect to other countries that are not paying as much attention to this type of innovation.