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How We’re Creating A More Sustainable Future

Bains Kloof

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHOS

At Mossop, conscious decision making is critical. Innovations in our leather making process help us to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. We are actively trying to offset carbon emissions and water recycling programs.

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SOCIAL ETHOS

Striving to create a better planet for our future generations, we are committed to ensuring a safe, compliant, and inclusive working environment for our people. We enrich the lives of both our team members as well as those operating in our direct community.

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ECONOMIC ETHOS

We offer transparency throughout our facilities and supply chain. We do this do to provide traceability on the product. It is this approach which is fundamental to being a sustainable company and supplier. Where and how we source our raw materials, f is an essential factor for reinforcing ethical farming practices and safe chemistry.

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHOS

At Mossop, conscious decision making is critical. Innovations in our leather making process help us to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. We are actively trying to offset carbon emissions and water recycling programs. We appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. We’re using the resources we have—our capital, our society, our decision and our creativity—to do something about it.


WATER & ENERGY

Our ongoing conservation efforts address issues around water scarcity in our region and the effective management of energy sources within our business operations.


THE "SPEKBOOM" GARDEN

We are the first tannery in the world to plant a (Porkbush)Portulacaria Afra garden and will reserve half a hectare to grow this wonderplant. The garden will sequester 5000kgs of carbon dioxide per year from the atmosphere. Follow our journey through our Instagram page.


COMPLIANCE

One of our main objectives is to be apart of this multi-stakeholder Leather Working Group by 2022. The Leather Working Group (LWG) has developed and maintained a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.


RECYCABLES

Our in-house Research & Development Centre drives sustainable innovations across our supply chain. Using a food industry by-product, we convert waste into renewable materials and take part in various recycling programs.

SOCIAL ETHOS

Striving to create a better planet for our future generations, we are committed to ensuring a safe, compliant, and inclusive working environment for our people. We enrich the lives of both our team members as well as those operating in our direct community. People are the heartbeat of our business. As one of the largest employers in Wellington, we look to build long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with all our stakeholders and have set up various initiatives to enable a circular economy.

People are the heartbeat of our business. As one of the largest employers in Wellington, we look to build long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with all our stakeholders and have set up various initiatives to enable a circular economy.


SMME FORMATION AND TRAINING.

We believe in empowering people to reach their full potential. To this extent, we have formed partnerships with our employees. From these partnerships, they have developed their own business in conjunction with Mossop.


HEALTH & SAFETY

As a diverse, uniquely structured company, we are committed to the wellbeing of our employees and various stakeholders.


TANNERY

Our Learnership Program gives people from our the Western Cape community of Wellington the chance to learn a skill, and the ability to manage their time, thus allowing them to take on their first job with confidence.  

Ma's Vir Wellington

Mossop Leather provides funds to the Ma’s Vir Wellington group. Whose main focus is caring, feeding and teaching 160 children between the ages of 3 and 6 years? These children cannot afford to be in a daycare, creche or preschool and are left to play in the street or surrounding areas where they can get hurt or abused. The children are in developing forming years, and laying a good foundation will help them make better decisions later in life. The group teach and inspire young and old children through different projects, song, dance and activities.
Ma’s Vir Wellington desire is to serve and equip and empower both children and parents. To help bring transformation and reformation to their communities, through a process of healing hearts and developing skills, which Mossop could utilize in our tannery someday.

ECONOMIC ETHOS

How and Where we Trade

We offer transparency throughout our facilities and supply chain. We do this do to provide traceability on the product. It is this approach which is fundamental to being a sustainable company and supplier. Where and how we source our raw materials is an essential factor for reinforcing ethical farming practices, and safe chemistry. Uncompromising quality, dependability and innovation are key drivers to our success. .


1. TRANSPORT

To reduce our transport footprint, we partner with distribution centres both locally and abroad. In this way, we minimise the need for inbound air shipments as well as small day-to-day road shipments.


2. WASTE

We are using our buffer and shaving dust to create byproducts for packaging, construction and fashion industry. We have also digitised various internal processes to reduce paper waste. We also reduce, reuse, and recycle our packaging material to decrease the waste generated in the sale of our products.


3. WATER

We recycle 15 million cups of coffee worth of water each year as part of our tanning process. Our rainwater harvesting systems and recycling initiatives continue to lessen our reliance on municipality water supply.  


4. ENERGY

While we are still reliant on state power, we run ongoing feasibility and scalability trials to help reduce our energy footprint. We also create energy through steam power for several of our finishing machines.


5. TANNERY PROCESS

All chemicals supplied to us are REACH compliant. REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health as well as the environment.

Traceability map

Our suppliers use an electronic identification system (EID) to ensure traceability from farm to customer. Our sourcing of raw materials is from suppliers both at home and abroad. Our suppliers are ISO certified. Our largest suppliers actively measure the impact their product has on the environment through the lifecycle assessment.
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