• cotance@euroleather.com
31May 2018
Andreas Kindermann becomes President of COTANCE in Verona   Austrian Andreas Kindermann, CEO of Wollsdorf Leather, was unanimously elected by his peers as President of COTANCE at the General Assembly that took place on 29 May in Verona (Italy). Mr Ki...
07May 2018
The WORTH project makes the leather sector its priority COTANCE calls for candidates in the leather sector to take advantage of the promotional (and financial) opportunities offered by the WORTH Project. The European Commission has launched the second cal...
19Apr 2018
Leather Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules officially approved Brussels, 19 April 2018 On 18 April 2018, the Leather Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (Leather PEFCR) were officially approved by the Environmental Footprint Steerin...
08Mar 2018
Joint Statement of the EU Social Partners of the leather industry on EU-Mercosur FTA negotiations COTANCE and industriAll-Europe reviewed the state of play of EU-Mercosur negotiations in their Social Dialogue meeting of 27 February 2018. They understand th...
01Mar 2018
Industry statement on ECHA REF-4 REACH-EN-FORCE project press statement   COTANCE lines up with other sectors for defending the reputation of leather - download the joint statement here. Leather is perfectly safe when produced by responsible tanners...
06Feb 2018
A Blueprint to Revitalise Skills and Jobs in the TCLF Sectors in Europe   The need to anticipate and enhance adequate skills and learning methods as well as to attract and qualify workers has brought together 21 public and private stakeholders of the...
13Oct 2017
The Council of COTANCE requests the European Commission to use its power of legislative initiative for regulating leather authenticity labelling in the EU market The representatives of the Italian, Spanish, French, British, German, Portuguese, Austrian and...
20Jun 2017
In Igualada (9 June 2017), the COTANCE Council adopted a position statement on certifications of leather. The document is available for download.
05Feb 2016
The Social Partners of the European Leather industry met on 30 October 2018 for reviewing the overall results of their joint project on Due Diligence for Health & Safety at tannery workplaces. COTANCE and industriAll-Europe are pleased with the success...
30Nov 2015
Projects ends in Arzignano on 15 December After 19 months of experimentation, greenLIFE presents innovations in the tanning industry, which aims for environmental and economic sustainability. Is it possible to reduce the environmental impact of the tannin...