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French Leather Industry re-elects Frank Boehly as President of the Conseil National du Cuir

Jun 30, 2021 France
French Leather Industry re-elects Frank Boehly as President of the Conseil National du Cuir
Frank Boehly was re-elected as President of the Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) and SIC S.A. (the commercial branch of the French Leather Industry) on the 24th of June 2021 during the General Assembly of both bodies. He is now starting a third term at the head of the French leather industry
Frank Boehly, President du Conseil National du Cuir commented: "In its role as a professional confederation, the CNC in conjunction with all the member federations, is tasked with facilitating the social and environmental efforts of companies, and as a result a number of initiatives have been put in place by the industry. Working with CTC and leather professionals, we have, for example, created CSR reference criteria that allow companies in the sector to assess their performance in this area. With a desire to move things forward, CNC co-leads the working group on animal well-being within the PARIS GOOD FASHION association and we are also involved in the work led by CSF Mode et Luxe on CSR. It is therefore essential to listen to and talk to the entire ecosystem, and notably consumers who are increasingly demanding”.

Since 2014, as President of the CNC, Frank Boehly has represented the 21 member federations in discussions with the authorities and has defended their interests and their projects.

According to the Conseil National du Cuir, the priorities for Mr Boehly in its term from 2021-2024 are to “be the standard bearer for values and commitments that are firmly focused on sustainable development and responsible business”.

Mr. Boehly revealed that in the coming weeks the CNC will launch a study focused on the consumers’ perception regarding leather: “In a few weeks we will be launching a study to better understand their perception and their expectations with regards to leather. We also have to make it clear that leather is a natural recycled material, and we want to highlight all the virtues and qualities of this marvellous material, with a special focus on its sustainability".

On the 13th of September, the Conseil National du Cuir will be holding its Sustainable Leather Forum, an initiative launched three years ago.

Image credits: Patrick Alves

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