Sustainability

In 2017 Conceria Superior S.p.A., started a medium/long term project aimed at improving eco-sustainability awareness through a significant use of resources, training courses and implementation of “Best Practice” policy that has been fully embraced by its entire workforce.
Some of the key elements of this project are: compliance with EU regulations, compliance with our customers’ requirements, ethical and environmental quality certifications; every step of the production chain is involved: from the evaluation of raw material suppliers to product’s end-of-life management.

Our vision is based on different sustainability concepts, as shown below:

By committing to these few initiatives, we aim at offering a more sustainable, habitable and equal environment to our future generations.

Superior S.p.a

Economical Sustainability
  • The company increased its workforce from 40 employees in 2008 to 120 in 2017 creating occupation through a careful economical management, marketing awareness and customer care.
  • Conceria Superior S.p.A. is constantly monitoring the compliance of its supply (raw skins and chemicals) to EU standards (REACh regulation and biocides) and customers’ requirements.
Social Sustainability
  • The company has been keeping active in the leather district of Santa Croce with initiatives oriented to not just its employees’ welfare, but to the whole community’s as well.
  • In the last few years Conceria Superior S.p.A has been taking part to the development of the territory (reclamation of the garden on the Arno river bank) and to the diffusion of art and artistic culture (performance by Loris Cecchini “Sistemi di Visione” in collaboration with Galleria Continua and the Santa Croce municipality.
Environmental Sustainability
  • Our facilities are powered by 100% renewable sources.
  • We constantly analyse our consumption levels on our provider’s online platform in order to optimize the production cycle.
  • We are implementing a system that monitors our units singularly, as this helps us to identify potential abnormal energy consumption (the project will be fulfilled in early 2018).
  • 90% LED lighting (the project will be fulfilled in 2018).
  • Hot water management system with:
    – Complete steam recycle.
    – Temperature conservation tank and use of double boiler, in order to avoid gas consumption peaks.
  • Regular and demineralized water stocking system, aimed at avoiding any consumption peaks.
  • Installation of online-monitoring system divided into distribution lines that will show potential abnormal water consumption (will be fulfilled in early 2018).
  • Emission management:
    – Compliance with legal regulation at 90% of total limit.
    – Introduction of low-environmental impact cycles.
  • Discharge management:
    – Compliance with legal regulation at 90% of total limit.
    – Introduction of low-environmental impact cycles.
  • Noise management:
    – Substantial investments made it possible to protect the surrounding area from noise pollution.
  • Waste management:
    – Implementation of waste recycling. The separated materials are quickly collected and removed from all units.
  • Automatic management of the re-tan unit; the production cycle is digitalized and the drums can operate automatically (will be fulfilled in early 2018).
  • Feasibility study on shortening of chemicals absorption time and temperature reduction during the re-tanning stage, in collaboration with La Normale University in Pisa (will be fulfilled in early 2018).
  • Feasibility study on new technologies that aim at reducing the use of chemicals in the finishing stage while still achieving a certain physical performance on leather, in collaboration with La Normale University in Pisa.
  • In depth FootPrint and LCA analysis through the whole productive cycle in collaboration with professional consultants (will be fulfilled in mid-2018).