Heller-Leder win Blue Angel sustainability award

Germany
Published:  27 November, 2013

German bovine tanner, Heller-Leder has beaten off strong competition from the likes of Deutsche Telekom and Unify (part of Siemens Enterprise Communications) to win the Blue Angel environmental award for sustainability (Blauer Engel). The award was presented to Heller-Leder at an awards ceremony in Dusseldorf on November 22.

Heller-Leder manufactures 100% of their leather in Germany and is the only tannery worldwide which produces all its articles completely in accordance to the Blauer Engel requirements. This year the company says they paid attention to the presentation of the Blauer Engel eco-label to their customer base worldwide.

The whole management team including the environmental officer along with their wives attended the ceremony in Dusseldorf.

“We are overwhelmed with happiness and so unbelievably proud that we successfully competed against such superior competition. This award underlines our commitment to environmental sustainability. Without the full support of all our employees and the recent improvements this success would not have been possible. Every single member of the Heller-Leder family is part of this success. It is great that we are able to celebrate such a wonderful award at the end of a tough year, which was heavily influenced by extreme raw hide prices”, says Thomas Strebost, General Manager.

Heller-Leder management team and partners

“For international sales this award is of inestimable importance. To just produce only the best and fine high-end leather completely at our tannery in Hehlen and sell this leather all around the world, the total adoption to man, animal and environment is the best way to prevail against cheaper products. Even in Asia Heller-Leder is appreciated as one of the best tanneries in the world and our reputation as a Blauer Engel award winner helps to create a real brand”, comments Frank Fiedler, General Manager.

Heller-Leder collect the Blue Angel award

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