Know the value chain of JBS in the leather segment:
As the world's largest leather processor, it produces material in wet blue, wet white, semi-finished and finished segments, for the automotive, furniture, footwear and leather goods sectors.
The differential of the leather produced by JBS begins with access to raw material. Originating in the Company's animal protein processing operations, so the origin of the skins can be securely traced.
This practice adds value to the final product sold to its customers. The skins are worked by trained professionals and preserved until the moment of transport to the production sites, without using sodium chloride. In the tanneries, the treatment of the leather involves strict control of the use of chemical substances.
The business unit, which has a Global Research and Development Center in Arzignano, Italy, invests in technology and innovation to develop products with greater added value, which offer more versatility and allow greater use of material by customers, in addition to creating pioneering concepts in sustainable production.
JBS Couros caters to several markets around the world, with products targeted at the automotive, furniture, footwear and artifact segments, through the brands Authentic, Cambré, Virgus and Conceria Priante, and Kind Leather, a sustainable leather developed by JBS, a product that has a more efficient and innovative production process, which removes those parts of that are not as frequently used, right at the start of the process, since this material can still be directed to other industries.
JBS Couros has units certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG) – international initiative comprised of companies, retailers, tanneries and suppliers to debate and promote efficient and sustainable environmental practices in the worldwide leather industry – all of them with top score in traceability, and also participated directly in the development of protocols and discussion forums on best practices in this organization.
JBS Couros launched Leather ID, in 2019, the first global platform for the traceability of leather production, a tool that provides access to information from the origin on the farm to the final product