Leather Policy

At C. A. Cornish, we are passionate about the sustainability and the environmental impact of the leather that comes through our manufacturing doors. We are not a tannery and as such, we have developed a number of relationships from trusted tannery companies from around the world.

We are very conscious of the chemicals used in the tanning of various types of leather. Our reputable suppliers strive to ensure that all environmental rules and regulations are met, in terms of both the chemicals and the processes used. All of the leather we use complies with strict European Directives covering PCP, CFC, Chrome VI and Azo dyestuffs during the tanning process.

Leather is produced in compliance with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Restriction of Chemicals) legislation. REACH is the system for controlling chemicals in Europe. It became law in the UK on 1 June 2007.

Depending on the end use of the leather, there are also additional regulations that we also consider. For example, upholstery leather requires additional standards such as the cigarette and match requirements of the Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1998. For a public space and buildings, the leather used needs to adhere to CRIB 5 (Contact Fire Treatment) standards.

There are also various accreditations that our suppliers have, which include ISO9001 (Quality Assurance) and ISO14001 (Environmental Management) concerning the environmental welfare issues within the standards of the European community.

If you require any further information then please contact us.