Constructing a sustainable partnership – SPOOR
Our customers can now purchase our Fredericia products furbished with 100% traceable leather. This is facilitated by the new collaboration between Fredericia and SPOOR.
From 2021, Fredericia has offered customers the option of buying products furbished with 100% traceable leather. SPOOR is a collection of leather with 100% documented traceability, meaning you can rest assured that the leather of your choice is traceable to the exact animal whose hide was used.
The sourcing of rawhides used to produce leather and the ability to identify the animal’s origin can be challenging. However, SPOOR ensures complete transparency by sourcing rawhides directly from the abattoirs responsible for slaughtering the animals. The abattoirs collect the cattle straight from the farmers raising the animals enabling customers to gain insights into the origin of the leather and make a conscious choice.
SPOOR also provides a guarantee that the leather comes from Northern European rawhides. The Nordic origin means that the cattle have enjoyed some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world.
How SPOOR’s traceability works
1. Individual animal identification
Ear-tags must be applied to every EU cattle within the first 20 days after birth. No animal may leave its birth holding before receiving ear-tag.
2. Computerised database
Each Member State must have a national computerised database containing ear-tags for all its cattle, all holdings on its territory and movements of the animals.
3. Passport for movement
Member States must issue an animal passport with information from the computerised database that should accompany the animal for movements or intra-union trade.
4. A hide enriched with data
The hide is collected at the abattoir and transported to Scan-Hide in Vester Skerninge, Denmark.
5. Laser number
When the hides are tanned at Scan-Hide, each is marked with a laser number that is linked to the ear-tag the animal receives at birth, and therefore all the data contained in the national database.
6. Collection of hides
The hide is delivered to the finishing tannery in Italy and then processed into leather. SPOOR provides you with the traceability and enriching data you would like.
“ Respect for nature and its materials has always been central to our business. This means that it is also important to us to know the origin of the materials we use in our production. ”
Rasmus Graversen, CCO at Fredericia.