Looking after our Environment is of paramout importance to Richard Hoffmans, it is a constant development, which has to be permanently addressed and maintained. The only way to attain this is through constant Innovation and Investment into environmental protection.
Through the Installation of a co-generation system, we were able to Switch from crude oil to natural gas, this Systems generates enough electricity for the tannery to become self-sufficient and also to generate its own heat. With this Investment, one of our main objectives has been reached and that was to curb the Carbon dioxide Emission. As a member of the Leather Working Group, a Holding Company comprised out of Brands, chemical suppliers and leather manufacturers have the common objective to reduce the Pollution of the leather industry and to increase sustainability.
Our Team of technicians constantly engages in developing new, fashionable and sustainable products by using Best Available Technology (BAT). Furthermore, all our chemicals are from REACH-certified manufactures, who guarantee to be working without any restricted chemicals. A Team of chemical technicians work closely with us to produce new products and application methods.
LWG Leather Working Group
The Leather Working Group (LWG) is a multi-stakeholder group, comprised of brands, retailers, leather manufacturers, chemical companies and other relevant parties in the leather supply chain, with the goal of raising the environmental performance of the leather industry.
ECO₂L label (energy controlled leather)
ECO₂L is the world’s first calculation and auditing model for determining the energy efficiency and the CO₂-emission of a tannery. ECO₂L was developed by the Forschungsgemeinschaft Leder (Leather Research Foundation) as an active contribution of a responsible leather industry towards climate protection and as a significant aspect to evaluate a sustainable leather production.