First Shipment of Full Traceable Leather to China
In December 2023, Minerva Leather carried out its first shipment of full traceable leather. This marked a significant milestone for the entire leather industry, showcasing the commitment to producing with quality, sustainability, and a constant pursuit of innovation. It also reaffirms our position as one of the leading leather suppliers in Latin America.
The term “full traceable” is used to characterize leathers that come with a guarantee of origin. This means that the product was developed following processes that allow for traceability and monitoring throughout the entire chain, from the birth farm of the animal to reaching the end consumer.
This inaugural shipment was destined for China, a demanding and crucial market for Brazilian leather exports. The production originated from our facility in Palmeiras de Goiás (GO), with shipment from Curtume Centro-Oeste (CCO). With this initiative, the company once again takes a pioneering role in the industry, being among the first globally to commercialize a product that is 100% traced and audited.
Leather is inherently a sustainable material, derived from the meat industry and transformed into a high-value product used in various segments and purposes that are part of people’s daily lives. With the full traceable certification, we guarantee the origin of each hide, recount its journey, and provide all this information transparently through a stamp accompanying each piece.
It’s worth noting that currently, Brazil is the third-largest exporter of leather in the world, having moved over $2 billion in sales in 2022 to more than 80 countries, according to data from the Agricultural Policy Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. This market is continuously growing, driven by the potential of the country’s commercial cattle herd, considered the largest globally, as well as its quality and responsibility, demonstrated through achievements like this.
Minerva takes pride in promoting innovations aligned with its values and societal needs. With this additional step, the company contributes to adding value to the production chain, showcasing to the international market the efforts dedicated to technology and sustainability for the evolution and modernization of the Brazilian leather industry.