"No one country, one business, or one person can make a significant impact.
However, if everyone can make their contribution, together
we can all create a positive change"
Howe Leather's Sustainability Program is managed within a well-defined governance structure, through clearly established ownership and responsibilities at multiple levels in the organization. Howe is committed to maintain its legal, ethical, and social obligation of its operations in all its locations globally. Our policies reflect our commitment to address and exceed the expectation of our stakeholders. This includes ensuring compliance with all legislative, regulatory, customer, certification, and other requirements. Using our scale, resources, knowledge, and experience we build inclusive and prosperous economies capable to overcome the challenges of our people, planet, and product and to provide our customer with superb quality and service.
We are commitment to the priorities outline in our Management System framework for responsible and sustainable growth and to ensure that it is entrenchment in our organizational culture. It reflects our commitment to Customer Centricity, Anti-Corruption, Fair work, Responsible sourcing, Protection of human right, Animal welfare, Safety, and the protection of the Environmental.
All employees undergo Howe’s induction and annual re-induction training programs which includes Policies, Employment Code of Conduct, Product quality, safety & environmental awareness.
As a company, we comply with the laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate. Howe Leather is ideally positioned with the built-in flexibility, to partner with other companies, having the same interest to take care of our People, Product, Planet and Customer
Howe Leather's Global management system integrates and embeds sustainability principles in all operations. Each location has appointed managements representative to implement the business strategy, policies, and priorities aimed to continually improve our performance. Howe Leather subscribes to the following accreditations, ISO TS16949, ISO 14001, ISO45001, ISO 17025, and LWG.
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Reduce inequality within & among countries
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Ensure sustainable consumption & production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change & its impacts
LIFE ON LAND
Protect, restore & promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems
Monitor and improve on impacts through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Produce lower carbon products
Reduce use of harmful chemicals
Maximise impact through our supply chain
Reduce carbon emissions
Manage and conserve water
Reduce and manage waste
Promote fair remuneration, equal opportunity, and diversity
Promote employee wellbeing health, and safety
Support education and professional development
Engage with our community
Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emission by 2025
Achieve Carbon Neutral by 2039
Reduction in manufacturing and general waste by 2025
Reduction per sqmtrs of annual water consumption