As one of the largest tanning groups in the world, Sadesa assumes total responsibility to prevent and minimize negative impacts on the environment.
With that purpose significant investments in infrastructure, research and human resources are made, as well as a rigorous controls of substances used during production processes.
Sadesa assigns 25 percent of its investments to environmental protection, resulting in a total amount of 25 million U.S. dollars during the last 10 years.
All Sadesa’s industrial facilities operate under a rigorous environmental protection system, which include state-of-the-art water treatment plants at high maintenance operational costs.
According to analyses performed by BLC Leather Technology Centre, different tanning agents, like chrome, vegetal and aldehyde all have the same environmental impact.
These studies have also shown that a significant part of the environmental impact of leathers is defined by the manufacturing process, rather than by the tanning agent used during production.
Sadesa uses chrome III during its production processes, which not only is not toxic, but constitutes an indispensable element in human diet based on normal glucose, protein and fat metabolism characteristics.
In addition, Sadesa takes all necessary precautions during each stage of the process, for example, use of chromium recovering and recycling system in all the tanneries that process skins from the raw material stage.
Restricted Substances Management
Through a rigorous Policy of Restricted Substances, Sadesa supports the limiting of use of environmentally harmful substances in the processing of its products in order to protect the environment.
Our customers and suppliers are expected to assist us to achieve the objective of full compliance with the restrictions on harmful substances listed in the Policy and any other products which may be restricted now or in the future in all countries we do business.