Vicenza’s Leather District becomes a model for circular economy.
On March 14th, DANI, ACQUE DEL CHIAMPO, ILSA and SAMIA opened their doors to more than 100 university researchers, to discuss sustainability, innovation and research projects.
Three issues stand out:
A structural relationship between universities and business is necessary: communicating, exchanging ideas, sharing projects and experiences. Biotechnology, biochemistry, enhancement of by-products, environmental oriented IT and supply chain responsibility are the areas which we can work together. Innovative ideas of young skilled and well-motivated society can find their place in companies that are able to apply new responsible business models; thus responding to the needs of shareholders who are increasingly sensitive to the issues of sustainability and the circular economy.
Sustainable products and traceability along the supply chain will increasily represent competitive advantage conditions. Final consumers and institutions are the parties most concerned.
A winning model of circular economy is only possible with the commitment and collaboration of the leather supply chain community. DANI, ACQUE DEL CHIAMPO, ILSA and SAMIA succeeded in presenting a united team to the Green Week participants.
Vicenza’s Leather District has cohesively shared issues and best practices, in favour of a bigger dream: to be a lighthouse of sustainability. “Investing in green projects – claims Cav. Dani – it’s not only a technical challenge or an economic opportunity, but it’s a cultural goal for the whole community”.