We collaborate with independent test institutes and certification authorities to ensure that our producers meet the strict guidelines for sustainable production.
Sørensen Leather features collections that have been awarded a variety of industry certifications. We collaborate with diverse, independent test institutes and certification authorities to ensure that our producers meet their strict guidelines for sustainable production. Different certifications focus on different criteria to fulfil, from specific phases of production to sustainable practices to every link in the lifecycle of leather.
One of many sustainability measures that we insist on is our producers’ compliance with the rules set forth by REACH, which stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. Considered the industry authority and the EU Regulation on chemicals and their safe use.
REACH limits the use of chemicals in finished products in strict compliance with the European Candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). A list that is continuously updated to minimise and prohibit the use of harmful chemicals.
All leather from Sørensen Leather complies with the regulations set forth by REACH and all EU directives.
- ECARF verifies that a product can be used by consumers suffering from allergies, without triggering an allergic reaction. Additionally, allergy-friendly products promote a responsible use of resources and encourage sustainable production. Our PURE collection is ECARF certified, guaranteeing that it is suitable for people with allergies.
- Our DUNES® collection has received the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. A highly-regarded certification with strict environmental requirements that apply to the entire product lifecycle, from the choice of raw material and minimising waste to ensuring health, safety and more.
- The LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® certification is a scientifically-founded, worldwide testing and certification system that covers all stages of production. Based on international test standards and around 100 test parameters, including numerous environmentally-relevant substances and chemicals harmful to the health. Our NOIR/NOIR+, SPECTRUM and SAVANNE® collections are OEKO-TEX® certified.
- The TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds) certificate guarantees that no harmful substances are emitted from materials into the air, thus contributing to a healthy indoor atmosphere. An extra appealing attribute of NUANCE, ULTRA and DUNES®, our TVOC certified collections.
To have as much as 50% of our collections certified by 2025.
How we support the United Nation’s Global Goals – SDGs 6, 8 & 12
As a consumer, you are assured that our leather is produced with a minimal use of chemicals and water waste. That our production partners promote a safe and stable working environment. And that any emissions to air, water and soil are substantially reduced to minimise any adverse effect on human health and the environment.