Our investment with Impact Incentives 

In 2023, ZIMMERMANN started investing in Impact Partnership Incentives to support an approved on-the-ground program partner which helps cattle farmers in the states of Mato Grosso and Goia, Brazil, to have their farms third-party verified as deforestation/conversion-free (DCF) and improve their animal welfare practices with the goal of becoming certified to a Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA)-approved standard.

Verification to the LIA DCF Protocol confirms that no deforestation (as defined by the Accountability Framework initiative) has occurred on the farmers’ land since December 31st, 2020, as a result of conversion to agriculture.

The Impact Partnership Incentives allow brands and retailers to support on-the-ground program partners to help producers meet best practices.

Learn more at ImpactIncentives.org and LeatherImpactAccelerator.org.