Eco-friendly Tanning

“Sustainability is an aim to meet the current demands while preserving environment for the future” Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in the leather industry. With its “Sustainable Leather Management” initiative, Our Company isfirmly focusing on environmentally compatible and future-oriented leather production.

In the current scenario, In order to meet the on-going challenges the companies has to strictly adhere with the environmental and regulation standards and adopt a sustainable way of producing goods for it survival.

Water and Waste control management:

One of the major problems with the tanning industries is liquid effluent generated; these compromises of high volume of commonsalt used for preserving raw hides along with organic matter, sulphates and chlorides. Water is crucial in tanning process requires 3-4 litres for1 kg tanning.

All our wastewater is treated in Common effluent treatment plant (CETP) established as a common wastewater treatment plant (under Zero discharge concept) with chromium recovery for group of companies this protects uncontrolled discharge and discharge in sewage, having chromium recovery not only cleans the water but reduces the need for newly produced chromium as the recovered chromium can be used in production process again.

Inorganic salt like sulphate and chloride are soluble in water and chemically stable making it impossible to remove from a mixed effluent in wastewater treatment plant. Thus we are initiated to produce by using salt free chemicals.

Solid waste is one of the major threats for leather industries. For every 1000kgs of raw skins + 300 kg of chemicals only 250 kg of finished leather is produced this causes solid waste of 600 kg. In order to reduce the growing solid waste, our company is initiating sustainable method in which waste are used as products for other sectors.

Sustainable Procurement

Our sustainable procurement policy ensure that goods and services are environmentally appropriate and ethically produced, whilst cost competitive. We have initiate appropriate mechanism to underpin our commitments toreduce carbon footprint through zero waste, local purchasing and fair trade.

Over 95% of raw hides are purchased in and around southern regions of Indiadirectly from slaughterhouses for quality assurance and animal welfare assurance. Local sourcing is beneficial to economic and environmental factors, and this has been adopted where appropriate and sustainability requirements are being considered as additions to our standards for supplier selection.The eco-friendlyreliability of our supply chains is being developed to support our sustainability credentials and generate further reductions in our carbon footprint.

Moving towards eco-friendly tanning by:

• Sulphide-free unhairing and metal-free tanning with low water consumption

• Water-free automated re-tanning and dyeing

• Optimized logistics and production systems along the whole supply chain for processing fresh raw hides

• Extension of biotechnology application in leather production

• Recovery and optimization of process by-products in order to obtain new materials for agriculture and industry transparent.

• Establish our own effluent treatment plant.