PrimeAsia, with two LWG Gold Rated tanneries located in Dong Guan, China, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam, is a founding member of the Leather Working Group. Today the company is proud to renew the certification of its operating unit in China with another Gold rated result and 100% score for traceability. This is the second Gold rated award the company received this year, after its operation in Vietnam obtained the same recognition in the first Quarter. Certified since 2006, PrimeAsia China has always used the Leather Working Group initiative as an integrated part of its environmental management plan, extracting from the protocol opportunities to further develop efficiencies, benchmark good practices and report its performance to the market in a transparent way.

 “It is rewarding to see that even after 15 years of engaging with the certification, we continue to present better efficiencies in areas such as chemical management, water and energy usage”, commented Sergio Da Costa – PrimeAsia China Chief Operations Officer.

 The positive result reflects a clear and continuous investment plan in human resources and technology. “We have just concluded the installation of a new automated dosing system in our retanning area and added new health and safety equipment across our unit, resulting in further enhancements in water, energy and chemical management, while ensuring the wellbeing of our team”, added PrimeAsia’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Clark.