Leather tanning is one of the oldest and most sustainable practices in our world today.
Hides originate as a by-product of food sources and tanned leather is perhaps the greatest use of a waste product in the history of the world. Leather has clothed, sheltered and protected mankind since the dawn of time. Moore & Giles is aware of the impact leather production has on our world. In our procurement of tanned hides from around the globe we are committed to partnering with our suppliers to ensure full compliance with all government regulations that meet or exceed standards of environmental responsibility. We believe the use of natural leather plays an important role in our global sustainability efforts due to its longevity and wearability over time.
Modern tanning is a constantly improving process, using either mineral or organic methods, becoming more efficient and environmentally friendly. In mineral tanning, trivalent chromium is being reclaimed in modernized, efficient water treatment facilities to ensure the discharge of clean waste water. In many cases chrome is now being recycled and reused in the tannery production process. Organic methods such as vegetable tanning and various forms of chrome-free tanning as well as the continued movement to water-based finishing operations promote an even higher level of environmental awareness. Moore & Giles has product offerings in all these categories, and we continue to expand our offering of eco-conscious products.
Moore & Giles is committed to exercising faithful corporate citizenship through compliance with all environmental laws and regulations. Minimal impact to air, water and land by our practices and activities is the ultimate measure of our success for our employees, our families, our community and our future generations.