Our Responsibility

        

Fashion - made with sustainable passion

First and foremost: a Saddler accessory should make the owner look good. But it must also feel good to wear. We have a responsibility to ourselves and to the world - to do what we can to make our products in a sustainable manner. This includes everything from procuring raw material to manufacturing the finished product. We`re also responsible for using our knowledge and good reputation to influence partners and colleagues in the fashion and leather industries. Here are the focus areas we identified for our sustainability initiatives:

Product quality and safety

Delivering high-quality accessories is second nature to us; this in turn puts rigorous requirements on raw materials. To ensure that the leather we purchase is of the highest possible quality and doesn`t contain hazardous substances, we continuously check the leather`s chemical content. Because tanning-process chemicals affect product quality and safety, it`s important that clear guidelines exist regarding what chemicals to use and ways in which to use them.

Environment

Saddler`s basic principle is that its products should not contain substances that colud be harmful to people or planet. Saddler most promote environmental awareness among all employees. Our Our environmental initiatives must be continuously evaluated. We comply with legal requirements and integrate the environmental aspect into our procurements. We believe in the motto "every little bit helps". Reducing our daily impact on the environment is important to us.

Responsible supply chain

Our ambition is to take responsibility for our entire product chain - from raw material procurement to finished product. This includes working actively for greater raw material traceability and ensuring that our suppliers employyees work under fair, safe conditions. To ensure that our suppliers meet our requirements, we`ve been a member of the Business Social Compliance initiative (BSCI) since 2006. Through BSCI, we get tools and methods to conduct systamatic improvement in our supply chain as per the BSCI.