Montblanc in support of sustainability

Create to Change is the new green project joining Montblanc and Dani spa, a Vicenza-based leather processing giant. Initiated by the latter, it is based on offsetting CO2 emissions through the purchase of credits intended to finance sustainable growth projects in developing countries. Montblanc will offset 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions related to production in the year 2020, transforming a proven business partnership into a partnership for the defence of shared values of environmental sustainability. The site identified for this project is the San Antonio El Sitio Wind Power Project in Guatemala, the first wind power plant developed in the country. "We are proud to launch this important initiative: the offsetting project developed by Dani will help us offset the 100% of the life cycle of the leathers we work together, with the common goal of progressively reducing emissions through new organisational models, innovation processes, and research and development," said Nicolas Baretzki, CEO Montblanc, to which Dani supplies high-end leather goods leathers. Create to Change starts with traceability, which allows the real impact of each product to be known. "It's called the Life Cycle Assessment System, our system that allows us to assess the environmental impact of a product by considering the entire life cycle of the leather, from origin to destination, without stopping only at the intermediate production and transformation processes that take place within the tannery," explained Giancarlo Dani, President and CEO of the Group. "To our customers, and first and foremost to Montblanc," Dani continued, "we offer a complete package that, together with the best made-in-Italy leather, also offers the offsetting of the emissions produced to make it.