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January Furniture Show 2024: Gruppo Mastrotto presents its ‘Sustainability Passport’


January Furniture Show 2024: Gruppo Mastrotto presents its ‘Sustainability Passport’ 

  • Unveiling major milestones in its commitment to a ‘Sustainability Journey’, to inspire, encourage and build a better world for the new generations 

  • Discover notable strides in industry-leading innovations in sustainability, traceability and circularity, and environmental certification  

  • Brought to life with the presentation of new product collections, including its exclusive patented RENOVA, “zero waste” regenerated material

  • Gruppo Mastrotto will be located at Stand1, G40, January Furniture Show 2024

‘Sustainability, next level’ is a fundamental value of Gruppo Mastrotto, a globally renowned world-leading specialist in high-quality bovine leather..  

Over the years, Gruppo Mastrotto has made a commitment to place the environment and respect for people first, to build a better world for the new generations. To inspire sustainable development through targeted investments, constant attention to people, to the production processes and to the impact on the environment. 

The Group is fast gaining increased industry-leading recognition and internationally acclaimed accreditation for innovation and improvement in sustainability issues. Notably, for its significant developments and innovation in product creation and tanning processes. With notable strides in greater circularity and traceability across the supply chain, from raw material to refined product to retail.

Sustainability is a Journey

Gruppo Mastrotto sees its commitment to a more sustainable future as a journey - the ‘Sustainability Journey’. A path it has been travelling for years, striving to encourage and involve its stakeholders – clients, suppliers, and collaborators – to grow together and constantly improve and look ahead.

“To travel means to pick a destination, explore new horizons, and embrace new challenges. Travelling also means sharing: when you travel as a group, you grow together in a path of mutual encouragement that lets you improve day after day. This is also true for Gruppo Mastrotto, to share with its partners, clients, suppliers, and collaborators. You cannot travel without a passport: a document whose stamps are a witness of the path travelled and the place where we started from, which we use to embark on new journeys.”

“The Sustainability Passport is a document that describes the Sustainability Journey  we began several years ago and that let us achieve significant goals in time.”, says Chiara Mastrotto, Corporate President.

Visit Gruppo Mastrotto at Stand 1, G40 and grab a Sustainability Passport to experience its Sustainability Journey. Key highlights include:

  • RENOVA: The New Life of Leather  - a “zero waste” innovative regenerated material designed to re-use, recycle and refine leather scraps; completing the product’s circularity and giving value to the typical by-product of the tanning cycle

RENOVA - it is RE-CYCLE ennobled waste material, RE-NEWABLE finishing from renewable sources, RE-USE of scraps from finished leather and RE-DUCE reduction of waste production and CO2 emissions.

RENOVA is a highly customisable product destined for all brands that have made sustainability a central focus of their corporate path. RENOVA can easily be used in the interior and nautical sectors.

  • Products on the stand bearing the OEKO-TEX® label represents safe purchase for the health of people and the environment. LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® is a new, independent and globally recognised environmental product certification for leather and leather goods. Adopting the standards ensures the Group is consciously purchasing products that are safe for people’s health and the environment

  • Confirmation of Scope 1 and 2 Carbon Neutrality for Gruppo Mastrotto Express, its exclusive ready-to-deliver leather service of over 40 collections and 1,500 colours of leather

  • Gold Rating certification by the Leather Working Group - signifying the highest recognition awarded in the industry. The Group’s raw material traceability score of 85/100 is one of the highest in the sector

  • 100% electricity supplied from certified renewable sources

  • 98% performance in waste recycling, approximately 20% above the industry average.

Chiara Mastrotto continues: “Significant goals such as scope 1 and 2 Carbon Neutrality by Gruppo Mastrotto Express – the greatest logistics hub in the world for off-the-shelf leather hides, with over 40 collections and 1500 colours available – and environmental certifications granting a formal recognition of the company’s effort towards sustainability by a third party.”

“Another step in this journey is the patenting activity that gave life to “RENOVA”, an innovative material designed to reuse scrap finished leather, thus completing the product’s circularity and giving value to the typical by-product of the tanning cycle. Social sustainability is also important and finds expression in corporate welfare organisation and social-professional inclusion initiatives. Finally, the Passport is an invitation to all the supply chain and our stakeholders to join us on this journey to sustainability, bearing in mind that only a serious and shared commitment by the entire supply chain can ensure sustainable development for future generations”.

Proud to report its progress, Gruppo Mastrotto has published its third Sustainability Report, outlining the developments to date in more detail.


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Editor’s Notes

Gruppo Mastrotto is globally renowned as a specialist in the production of high-quality bovine leather and hides for luxury brands in furniture, footwear and leather goods, and the automotive, nautical and aviation industries. 

Founded in 1958, Santo and Bruno Mastrotto, together with their father Arciso, laid the foundations of the Group’s reputation as world-leading experts in fine craftsmanship in the process of tanning. 

Continued commitment, creativity, innovation and professionalism ensures the Group continues to evolve; leveraging traditional tanning techniques with technological advances to proactively diversify in its use and processing of different raw materials and production to meet, anticipate and inspire market trends and expectations.

Being an international player in the tanning industry involves great responsibilities towards customers, staff and the environment in general. Gruppo Mastrotto makes increasing investments to minimise environmental impacts of tanning, and develop tangible initiatives with their partners and all their staff.

In adherence to the UK 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, in 2019, Gruppo Mastrotto announced the Group’s strategy ‘Sustainability- Next Level’. A manifesto of fundamental values, with a purpose is to give a solid contribution to build a better world for new generations.  

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