Sustainable environmental protection is an integral part of our corporate philosophy. This is expressed by the responsible handling of resources at our production facilities including, but not limited to, the reintroduction of purified waste water into the biosystem or the prevention of emissions for the benefit of employees and residents.
This also includes recovering a large amount of the tanning agents, necessary for leather production, in a special recycling facility.
We have always accepted the challenge, at an early stage, to diligently attain ecologically progressive production. For example, BADER introduced water-based finishing systems as early as 1987 to reduce solvent emissions. Since 1988, finishing processes throughout the entire company utilize roller-coating technology and thus reduced usage of finishing chemicals distinctly. With our state of the art, fully biological sewage plant, we were one of the first companies in the marketplace to succeed in largely eliminating nitrogen while ensuring complete salt-free desulfidation.
As a result, we can pump our cleaned wastewater back into biologically intact water systems.