As part of Bata Group’s dedication to establishing a responsible leather supply chain, reflecting its commitment to sustainability, conscientiousness, and responsibility, it has recently announced that is has joined the Leather Working Group (LWG). A global multistakeholder organization, LWG is committed to driving excellence in the leather industry, minimizing its environmental impact, and challenging industry perceptions through various tools and ESG certification.

Through its collaboration with LWG, Bata Group gains access to tools that facilitate the adoption of cleaner solutions, reduction of chemicals, optimization of energy usage, and mitigation of water pollution. This partnership enables active monitoring and enhancement of Bata Group's environmental footprint, recognizing the significant impact of the fashion industry and its supply chains on issues such as soil degradation, ecosystem conversion, and biodiversity loss, particularly through materials like leather sourced from agriculture. While acknowledging the potential of regenerative agricultural practices, Bata Group remains focused on immediate actions to mitigate environmental impacts within its supply chain.

The membership in LWG underscores Bata Group's ongoing commitment to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement in its sourcing practices. Together with LWG, Bata Group aims to innovate, collaborate, and lead the way toward a brighter and more sustainable future.