Our LEATHERPRINT® is our ongoing commitment to implementing a conscientiousness of the environment, society and economic activity.
Our LEATHERPRINT ® is a platform that brings our sustainability commitments into one place where we can share them, build on them, and use them to guide us in manufacturing.
It is an opportunity to innovate. It shows us how to benefit society and the environment by the way we conduct our business.
Leather is more than we think.
MOSSOP IS MORE THAN JUST A TANNERY.
(Portulacaria Afra)(Port-u la-car-i-a -Afra) is a succulent plant found in South Africa. A small bright green leaf with a contrasting red stem
WHAT AND WHY THE SPEKBOOM
We chose “Spekboom” in our manifesto because it offers many benefits. The plant is
indigenous to South Africa. It is deemed a miracle plant by many for the
• It is a favourite habitat for insects and birds.
• It has medical values such as relief for a sore throat.
• Spekboom is a water-wise alternative to the high maintenance garden it replaced.
• The Spekboom is a powerful carbon sequester.
Compared to many arid or desert plants, “Spekboom” has a sequestration rate more akin to plants occurring in tropical
or wet environments.
• The plant can capture and store between 2.9 and 8.6 tonnes
of carbon dioxide per hectare per
year in its aboveground biomass.
Our Spekboom Garden
We have created a physical manifesto of our LEATHERPRINT®, reflecting our efforts to become a sustainable manufacturer. We planted a garden of Spekboom, also known as “Pork bush”. The three circles in the garden represent our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to positively impact sustainability.