A Disusssion Paper from Industry and Academia

The project “More Sustainable Chemistry along the Leather Supply Chains” at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) aims to support the leather industry in its transformation towards more sustainable chemistry. It is based on a co-creative collaboration between actors within the leather context and the interdisciplinary university team.

In the project, the actors developed together an optimistic future scenario for the year 2035, in which the industry – on a global scale – successfully masters the challenges of a more sustainable leather chemistry. To specify the desired future scenario, some actors developed a mission statement “More Sustainable Leather Chemistry” in a further process step.