GREEN LEATHER & ECO SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
Green Belt Tannery
More than 25,000 agroclimatic specific tree plantations in and around the SSC tannery zone to help control carbon emissions. 28 rainwater harvesting collection and storage areas to recharge the ground water. Next target is to reach planting 30,000 trees by 2025.
SSC has long developed and implemented raw material traceability suitable to the local domain and are working now maximum transparency on localised collection centres.
Organic Tan-Veg Tan
Traditional tanning process from beam house with natural tannin's derived from tree barks, nut, and fruit. These natural extracts make the vegetable tanned leather unique and eco friendly. It is a metal free tanning process & also free from all hazardous substances. Vegetable tanned leather has no negative mpact on the environment. Our goal is to become Green Tannery (100% sustainable tanning).
We are working towards ensuring a 100% ZDHC Roadmap to Zero compliant supplier base. Currently 60% of the suppliers are already ZHDC compliant, and we target to reach Level 3 compliance with them by 2023.
Zero Liquid Discharge
Implementing recycling of 95% water recovery of processed water by primary, biological 8 tertiary treatment with 3 stage Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Multiple Effect Evaporator (MEE) followed by Agitated Thin Film Dryer (ATFD) for salt recovery. Obtained certification from state pollution control board.
Circular Waste Management
From traditional waste management we have progressed and achieved regenerative circularity in the cycle. With responsible manufacturing we are working to zero plastic usage and other non- decomposable materials.
Usage of solar energy for hot water generation, biofuel used for boilers and thermic-fluid heater. Thus, saving fossil fuels. Continuous upgradation of production technology, minimized consumption of energy resources to achieve effective and efficient energy conservation, thereby monitoring the extent of LCA impact to reduce the net carbon footprint.
We promote safe and fair social and labor conditions for our valued workers. We closely measure the social impact of manufacturing across areas such as wages, working hours, health and safety, and employee treatment.