We strive to provide the most compelling leathers on the market.
Our Passion is to create usable fashion and creations that enhance our client’s products.
We know that getting what you want in leather these days can be tough.
At Asiatan, we try to provide a wide array of various looks, finishes and technologies, easy communication with full understanding of your end goal.
We go to great depths with our customers and our passion is your end product.
Tough Stand on Environmental Policy
We do what it takes to stand by our environmental policy. We work tirelessly to raise the bar by lowering our environmental impact.
As an environmentally progressive tannery, Asiatan is continuously adopting and implementing new ideas to reduce the environmental impact of its tannery process. From being amongst the first tanneries in Jiangmen to put an end to the use of steam boilers in its leather tanning process to the use of only water based chemicals in its finishing process, Asiatan continues to set a standard for other tanneries to follow. We work closely with raw material and chemical suppliers to offer the most sustainable and environmentally aware products.
Asiatan puts environmental management at the heart of its operations to achieve sustainable success. Asiatan is ISO 14001:2004 certified; an international standard for organizations to fulfil their environmental obligations and reduce the impact of their operations on the environment.
Asiatan EMS maps out a framework to follow, assisting us in continually assessing our environmental performance. Asiatan EMS is integrated with the leather manufacturing process to help improve and manage resources more effectively. All inputs including raw materials, water, energy and chemicals are managed to optimize resource consumption while reducing Asiatan’s environmental impact.
Asiatan Environmental internal audits and review meetings are conducted on a monthly basis with the aim to improve our environmental standards. Asiatan documents every aspect of its environmental performance which enables us to identify opportunities to improve while providing a benchmark for comparison against other tanneries. By closely monitoring and implementing energy, waste and water reduction programs, Asiatan continues to minimize energy and material input; thereby reducing our ecological footprint.
Click here for Asiatan EMS Policy
Click here for Results of Air Emissions Test
Click here for Results of Waste Water Treatment Test
Asiatan is continually trying to find new ways to recycle water, storage and packaging material. The following are just some of the ways in which Asiatan uses recycling to reduce its ecological footprint.
Asiatan recycles used water back into the facility, from drum cleaning to re-drumming during the tanning process.
Recycled water is used in the manufacturing process for the washing of leather and in the formula for particular leathers during drumming.
Asiatan only purchases and uses recycled cardboard packaging, for packing and shipping of finished leather to its customers.
Asiatan only purchases and uses wooden pallets made of recycled compressed wood for packing and shipping.
Used chemical plastic containers are cleaned and re-purposed for storage within the facility.
Polyethylene wrap is re-used in the packing and storage of wet blue leather in the facility.
Shaving waste is collected and sent for the manufacturing of particle board [/expand]
Keeping in mind the health and safety of the consumer and the environment, Asiatan follows strict guidelines for the procurement of raw materials and in the manufacturing of leather with regards to Restrictive Substances. The Asiatan RSL Standard is based on the most stringent worldwide legislation and RSL guidelines set forth by some of the largest footwear manufacturing brands. All suppliers of Asiatan raw materials are made to sign the Asiatan RSL Standard declaration annually. Additionally, all leather and chemicals are put through rigorous third party testing by accredited labs thru the year to make sure that Asiatan RSL standards are complied with.
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