We place great emphasis on the traceability and sustainability of all the components we use in our manufacturing. Our main focus is Timber for frame construction and Leather for upholstery covers. These two products themselves represent the worldwide threat of deforestation and poor Animal welfare.
Leather is a by-product of the meat industry, we are very conscious of the potential to source from suppliers where there is a risk of animal mistreatment and, due to this risk, have embarked on a joint project with the British Leather Technology Centre (BLC) to comprehensively map our complete leather supply chain to ensure we only source from suppliers with high ethical standards of animal welfare. We have informed all our Tier 1 suppliers that, they must, by end 2020, obtain membership to te Leather Working Group and must reach at least the Bronze standard in the environmental audit carried out by the LWG. Currently, 9 of our suppliers, hold Gold level LWG status.