Country of Origin and Process

Country of Origin and Process

The Country of Origin and Process Production Stage covers the agriculture and animal husbandry stage for each material, through the initial processing in the slaughterhouse.

  • Cow hides, global average is the default selection for cow leather and should be used unless another process selection is applicable.
  • Cow hides, Brazil should be selected if the cattle are farmed and slaughtered in Brazil.
  • Cow hides, US should be selected if the cattle are farmed and slaughtered in the United States.
  • Cow hide {JBS and Asiatan}, Brazil should only be selected when using the “Kind Leather {Asiatan}, (includes tanning, re-tanning, drying, and finishing)” process in Tanning. This process represents the specific supply chain for Kind Leather from Brazil and should only be selected when combined with Kind Leather processing.
  • Cow hide {PrimeAsia}, from Steers (US and Australia) should only be selected when using the “Finished leather, from Steers (US and Australia) {PrimeAsia}, (includes tanning, re-tanning, drying, and finishing)” process in Tanning. This cow hide is also referred as Prime Asia Group A (Steers).
  • Cow hide {PrimeAsia}, raw hides (South America) should only be selected when using the “Finished leather, from South American raw hides {PrimeAsia}, (includes tanning, re-tanning, drying, and finishing)” process in Tanning. This cow hide is also referred as Prime Asia Group B (South America).
  • Goat hides, global average is the default process selection for goat leather and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Pig hides, global average is the default process selection for pig leather and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Kangaroo hide, Australia is the default process selection for kangaroo leather and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Piñatex Fibre {Ananas Anam} (contains data for tanning, drying, finishing) is the default process selection for Plant Based Materials in Leather and is currently the only process selection available. This production process contains the full impact data for this material type, so if using this option, the other Production Stages should be set to “None”. Due to the specificity of this dataset, this material should only be selected if using Piñatex Fibre from Ananas Anam. Using this as a proxy for other plant-based leather alternatives is not considered representative.
  • Python skin, Indonesia is the default process selection for reptile leather and is currently the only process selection available.
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