We operate an environmental management system. We are committed to ensure continued compliance in areas such as REACH and restricted substances. We are members of the Leather Working Group and we are audited by them every 18 months.


Quality Control

We have an established quality control system. All incoming raw materials, both hides and chemicals, are tested on arrival. Various control tests are undertaken on the leather during processing. Leathers are tested before despatch to meet customer specifications.


Research and Development

Charles F Stead & Co Ltd have a well equipped laboratory, leathers are tested for various technical properties such as colour, light fastness  and strength. Standard test methods are used BS, CEN and ISO. Our research and development is committed to new products and innovation.