IUE Environment Commission

International Union of Environment Commission (IUE)

Technical guidelines for environmental protection aspects for the world leather industry

The IUE Commission is one of the Commissions of International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS). The IUE Commission with representation from nearly 30 countries meets every year in one of the member countries and interacts on the environmental issues and technological solutions to tackle the pollution problems in the tanneries. IUE has developed technical guidelines for environmental protection aspects for the world leather industry based on the field developments and experiences in different countries.

The IUE Environment documents consists of 12 chapters starting with “IUE 1 – Recommendations on Cleaner Technologies for Leather Production” and ending with “IUE 12 – Guidelines for Minimum Environmental Standards”. The 10th chapter of IUE document “IUE Guidelines for Restricted Products in Leather” is still in the draft stage and is likely to be finalized shortly.

The IUE recommendations are the basic guidelines subject to suit the local conditions and environment regulations of that country and not to be referred for any legal or Governmental regulatory aspects. The contributions of the members of IUE Members, International Organizations such as United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Leather Research & Development Institutions, Leather Industry Associations from various countries are greatly acknowledged.

IUE Chairman

Dr Wolfram Scholz

Environment Documents

New Website!

Welcome to our modern website that has been optimized for mobile devices and will give you a great experience. We thank Dr. Patricia Casey, Julian Osgood and ATC (thank you Jean-Pierre) for the support on the website design. Patricia and Julian will continue to update...

Incoming President’s Message

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Young Leather Scientist Awards 2021

The Executive Committee of the IULTCS is pleased to announce the 2021 grants to be awarded to three young scientists, under the age of 35, for research projects in the categories: Leather Research, Machinery / Equipment and Sustainability. International Union of...

New Members

IULTCS welcomes UNIDO-Leather Panel and Leather Naturally as new Observer Members. We will work closely with the members to promote Education and Training. IULTCS will be the Scientific arm of Leather Naturally.

IULTCS Merit Award

The IULTCS Merit Award For Excellence In The Leather IndustryBackground The preamble to the Statutes of the IULTCS state that the Society was founded for the purpose of encouraging the technology, chemistry and science of leather on a worldwide basis. It is...