Farida group

Farida Group

Steps Towards More Sustainable Footwear

At Farida, we firmly believe that sustainability is something to build from, not simply comply with. By running our manufacturing business responsibly and enabling our customers, brands, and the industry to make more sustainable choices, we are helping reimagine leather shoes for the good of all.

Our 4-R Approach to Sustainability

Here at Farida, our sustainability initiatives span across production, energy, and most importantly, our people. Below are ways we have transformed our “take, make, and waste” mindset into Reduce, Reform, Recycle, and Be Responsible.

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Reduce

    Reduce

  • 90% of energy comes from renewable sources
  • Increased energy optimization through more efficient technology: aeration pumps, heater setters, baylights/LEDs, and more
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Reuse

    Reuse

  • Use water-based adhesives to reduce VOC in the atmosphere by 55% (67 tonnes on 1 million pairs!)
  • Adopt precision technology to minimize material waste
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Recycle

    Recycle

  • Create 100% recycled shoe trees and sticks
  • Use 98% recycled lasts and utilize an in-house recycling facility
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Be Responsible

    Be Responsible

  • One of 100 companies voted "Best Companies for Women in India" according to BCWI
  • Offer skills training and re-skilling for all employees, of which 95% are women

    Reduce

  • 90% of energy comes from renewable sources
  • Increased energy optimization through more efficient technology: aeration pumps, heater setters, baylights/LEDs, and more

    Reuse

  • Use water-based adhesives to reduce VOC in the atmosphere by 55% (67 tonnes on 1 million pairs!)
  • Adopt precision technology to minimize material waste

    Recycle

  • Create 100% recycled shoe trees and sticks
  • Use 98% recycled lasts and utilize an in-house recycling facility

    Be Responsible

  • One of 100 companies voted "Best Companies for Women in India" according to BCWI
  • Offer skills training and re-skilling for all employees, of which 95% are women

    Certifications:

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification
  • OHSAS 18001 Management System Certification
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification
  • Global Security Verification
  • CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
  • Social Accountability Accreditation Services
  • Gold-Rated Leather Manufacturer certified through Leather Working Group (LWG)