ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
Our vision is that through our inheritance of craftsmanship and the use of natural raw materials we produce a premium product with the least environmental impact possible. To achieve this vision we live by the core values described below.
We have always conducted business with great respect towards mother nature. Already 1988, before sustainability was demanded from the end consumer, we made a corporate decision to integrate environmental respect as a core value when moving forward.
It is easy to say that one operates in a sustainable fashion but harder to execute. We, however, want to make it easy to understand and therefore we certify our business with available partners for such declaration.
CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Our CEP guides the focus of our sustainability efforts and sets forth the values and principles that direct our decision making. Tärnsjö Garveri exclusively sources hides from local farms and refines them through vegetable tanning methods that use a minimum of ecological, technical and financial resources.
We believe in continuous improvement and continuously set new goals for our business. A real milestone was reached in 2020 when our production switched to fossil-free energy and we reduced our carbon dioxide emissions by 93%.
Authenticity & Craftsmanship
As a quality-driven company we value knowledge in each part of our organization. Since 1873 we have developed a truly unique “hand feel” and a knowledge base you will not easily find elsewhere. We promise to you, our customer, to share this knowledge with you by consistently delivering premium quality in both material and craft.
After 140 years of experience our knowledge of leather is unmatched. We enthusiastically embrace innovation and actively participate in our customers’ product development so you and your consumer can rely on premium quality.
It is really very simple. The earth was here before us, not the other way around. It comes naturally to us to run our business according to industries best practices and with great respect for both the environment and people. We take responsibility for our part in nature’s cycles and will continually seek for new ways to increase our knowledge and improve the sustainability of our processes.