Designing together to be closer to the environment: EPD

Being closer to the environment and guaranteeing scientifically based information, transparent and verified by third parties on the impact of a product throughout its life cycle, starting from the raw materials.

This is the objective of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), developed under the international EPD® system, an authoritative global program based on the ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards.

Thanks to this tool we can:

  • collaborate with our customers in the design of new products, taking into account potential environmental impacts
  • cooperate with our customers in joint initiatives in order to limit the use of natural resources
  • communicate credibly and verified data, confirmed by external institutions, about our impacts and the efforts to reduce them
  • support customers who want to certify their products environmentally, providing complete information on the leather used for that product

Since 2012 Dani has EPD certification

In 2012 Dani was the first tannery in the world to obtain the EPD certification. We carried out a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

The LCA is a broad and systematic environmental analysis that has allowed us to identify and estimate the impacts related to the various areas. Among tham, we can find:

  • activities upstream of the tannery, related to agriculture, breeding, slaughtering and chemical products
  • the transformation of raw hides into finished leathers
  • transport of finished leather to our customers

In July 2017 we were again first in the leather industry to achieve the “EPD process” certification.

In this case, it is a certified system through which we can create and record EPDs for individual products quickly and independently, as we did for the Box Land as first.

“ZERO IMPACT” product line

In these two years we have developed EPD certifications for customers working in the automotive, leather goods and footwear sectors, and with these principles in mind we designed and built the “Zero impact” product line.

Zero Impact is the line of leathers made without the use of chrome and heavy metals, in compliance with ISO 15987, thanks to a process that reduces the use of water and chemicals.

Furthermore, for the items in this catalog, the residual CO2 emissions are then offset through a certified reforestation project in 4 important Italian parks.

To learn more about Dani certifications click here.

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