LLOYD faces the challenge of manufacturing responsibly – for the environment, the needs of employees and the guarantee of the highest standards.
LLOYD is an active member of the CADS initiative. It aims to pass on knowledge to manufacturers and suppliers in order that these avoid using harmful substances in the production of shoes. Within the scope of toxic substance management, LLOYD pursues a much stricter regulation of chemical substances than required by the law. The suppliers selected see to it that no toxins are created within the scope of mineral-based tanning. The process of mineral or plant-based tanning is necessary in order to make the leather processed more durable and to enable it to be processed further.
Our production locations
The production locations in Sulingen (Germany), Valea Lui Mihai (Romania) and Vellore (India) have all been built according to consistent LLOYD standards. To ensure our high standards in quality are met, only certain product groups are manufactured at respective sites. For instance, our very premium LLOYD 1888 collection is solely manufactured in Germany.
LLOYD’s management has made the quality of processes, products and services the company’s highest goals. Our employees work in a climate that supports and honours an open mindset, one which is ready for change and takes responsibility, is customer-centric and quality-conscious. To ensure our employees can act with quality in mind, contribute improvements and realise these, they are trained and qualified in these needs and requirements.
Our suppliers and partners
For speedy availability and short transport routes, a majority of the suppliers selected are within Europe, such as Italy. To guarantee our high quality standards, we work together with suppliers with whom we have cultivated business relations over many years. As people are also always in focus at LLOYD, companies which use child or forced labour, or which allow discrimination of all kind, in terms of race, gender or political views, will never be a partner of our company.
Where materials come from
The leather used by LLOYD comes mainly from Europe (Italy, Germany, Poland and Portugal). Additionally, LLOYD works with select tanners in south-east Asia who follow the product- and process-based LLOYD standards. Our partners must also meet the requirements of our Code of Conduct (social and environmental regulations), the CADS List of Restricted Substances in Shoes, and the European chemicals regulation REACH.
High quality is what characterises LLOYD. That’s why we place great value on the condition and quality of materials which we use in making shoes. To guarantee the materials meet our standards, our employees are regularly on-site at the suppliers’ facilities and ensure that the leather is also suitable for further processing.