Home / Knowledge / News / Leather firm commissions waste treatment plant; row ends
Leather firm commissions waste treatment plant; row ends
Sep '11
With institution of a N1 billion effluent treatment plant, the row going on for years between the Kano's Unique Leather Company and the host community people of the Sharada Industrial Estate, where the factory is situated, has come to an end.

The disagreement between the leather firm, which holds to be amongst the State's most successful leather firms and Sabuwar Gandu, a community in Sharada industrial estate in Kano metropolis over discharge of contaminated water from tanneries had been fuming for years. However, the company's action of setting up a Biological Effluent Treatment Plant has now ended this row.

Mr. Helmut Goldenitz, Managing Director of the firm, while speaking at the formal inauguration of the effluent treatment plant stated that the company's setting up of the plant came as a part of its efforts to discharge its corporate social responsibility towards the host community.

It was also aimed at complying with the stipulations of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), the regulatory agency for environmental issues, he added.

As revealed by Mr. Goldenitz, the project was accomplished with assistance of and under strict supervision of Alhaji Abbas Sunusi, State Commissioner for Environment and other officers of the regulatory agency.

Mr. Goldenitz stated that establishment of the effluent treatment plant undoubtedly involved intensive capital expenditure and it did not happen without affecting the firm's liquidity and cash flow.

However, the paramount interest of corporate social responsibility and the yearning to adhere to best practices in all the business arenas compelled them to set up the effluent treatment plant, he elaborated.

Mr. Goldenitz said that the investment opportunity generated by Export Expansion Grant policy (EEG) helped the company to acquire Tanarewa, one of the oldest tannery firms of Kano.

Post acquisition, the firm's tannery expanded its size as well as operations that resulted in a growth in production turnover and thus in emission of liquid effluents from the firm, he added.

Further, he said that large scale emission of liquid effluents from primary treatment plant has wide-ranging effects on the environment and this has compelled the firm to set up a Biological Effluent Treatment Plant.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Indian fashion industry

Cotton consumption will keep growing in the Indian fashion industry

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search