Sustainable Leather

Based on the Company's sustainability DNA, customer demands, and future consumer requirements for the product, JBS Couros introduced, in 2019, a manufacturing innovation that results in exclusive lines of leather with a lower environmental impact – the Kind Leather.

With a more efficient and innovative production process, the product offers the industry and society a range of relevant environmental, social, and economic benefits through intelligent use of raw materials and traceability, sustainable origin, and eco-efficiency. Thus, waste reuse is one of the pillars of the program, reducing solid waste generated in the entire production chain by 93%.

Key benefits of Kind Leather:

  • Reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases: it emits 65% less CO2, when compared with a standard leather production (Wet Blue).

  • Reduction in water consumption: 52% of reduction in water consumption in the tanning phase.

  • Consumption of chemicals: it is, in average, 40% more efficient in the consumption of chemicals than a standard leather.

  • Reduction in power consumption: reduction of 62% in the use of energy.

To learn more, click here and visit the Program's website.

JBS 360

JBS Couros has also launched in the market the first platform for monitoring the leather production process. The JBS 360 system allows accessing information from the origin, in the farm, to the final product, through the website Click here to learn.

Each item has an identification that allows tracking the group of farms where the raw material was sourced, the location of each farm, and also identifies the production plants and tanneries where the leathers were processed.

This way, it is possible to explore the entire supply chain of the Company, comprised exclusively of raw materials produced in compliance with the highest standards, that is, leathers coming from areas without deforestation, invasion of indigenous lands or preservation units, with no slave work conditions or violence in the field and agrarian conflicts.