Fresh water is a limited resource. At ECCO, we work to improve water efficiency by applying best practice technologies and implementing effective water management techniques. Many efforts target process management, increasing the number of possibilities to carefully monitor and measure consumption. Also, process integrated measures have led to a significant reduction of water consumption and at the same time to a significant reduction of waste.
Wastewater treatment is an important part of our commitment to the environment and global water conservation. Our wastewater treatment systems comply with local regulations and are examples of best practice on a worldwide basis. Our wastewater treatment plants live up to the same stringent requirements and are reviewed by external consulting specialists. Water samples are collected on a regular basis and tested in our on-site laboratories.
Production of high quality leather for ECCO shoes requires the use of water, which must be treated before being emitted back into the environment. We have constructed highly advanced water treatment plants to support all of our tanneries throughout the world and we constantly strive to improve the quality of our water discharge.