A pioneering cattle procurement monitoring system provides daily assessments of all the farms that supply our leather to ensure none are involved in deforestation or invasion of indigenous or environmental conservation areas. Animal welfare is also another major aspect of the responsible sourcing process ingrained in our everyday activities.
We have a robust animal welfare policy focusing on the five animal freedoms, which includes initiatives to ensure ethical treatment and freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from pain, injury and disease, freedom from fear and distress and freedom to express their normal behavior.
Our traceability system focuses on product sourcing and safety and we keep a production record of all processes, inputs and tests carried out to promote ongoing product improvements. This system can trace leathers back to the farms from which they were sourced. It offers a complete and highly detailed tracking record, including technical specifications, to support product integrity.
The Kind Leather concept presents a new approach to leather processing, which means we only use the best parts to produce leather and make use of the rest in other important areas, such as nutrition, health and beauty.
We assess and select the areas that will be processed before the tanning stage, which helps to reduce the amount of water, energy and chemicals used throughout the process, generating considerable environmental benefits. At the same time, the process produces more consistent and higher quality leather, which substantially reduces the amount of waste produced across all phases of production.