Sustainable industrial practices
In today’s competitive leather market, being able to produce consistent and high-quality leather while demonstrating sustainable industrial practices is the expectation of many brands and consumers.
We understand that sustainability is a complex subject, and we look to address this in all areas of our business. View our latest Sustainability Report. For the leather industry, sustainability considers the entire leather value chain from raw input materials through manufacturing and into consumer use with a view to supporting the development of a circular economy. From a chemical supplier perspective this requires a focus on sustainable raw material sourcing, optimization of our manufacturing operations and, very importantly, technical support to help you produce leathers with reduced energy and water use along with minimized waste streams. These are all areas where existing products and future innovations will continue to actively support the leather industry.
In addition, Buckman supports industry platforms that drive sustainability progress such as the Leather Working Group and ZDHC where you can reference our products listed on the ZDHC Chemical Gateway.