Bontoni supports the use of natural and renewable resources and is fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint in every way. Our workshop is more than just a place to work: as one of the last remaining home-based artisan workshops in Italy, the building also serves as our family home. Over the years, we have integrated an increasing number of environmentally friendly practices into our day-to-day operations. This includes, for example, the installment of more energy-efficient windows, HVAC systems, and fluorescent LED lighting as well as reducing and recycling waste.
All of our hides and skins are by-products of the food industry and have traceable provenances. Leather is 100% biodegradable and post-consumer recyclable. Bontoni has developed long-standing strategic partnerships with a number of local and regional tanneries. These leather suppliers have been at the forefront of developing innovative ways to limit the impact of tanning on the environment. Each of our tannery partners adheres to the strictest local and European eco-friendly practices. By choosing suppliers that uphold the highest socially responsible and ethical standards, together we will protect the planet and make it a better place for future generations.
We are dedicated to delivering the best quality product at the highest standards possible. Our steadfast commitment to preserving hand-craftsmanship techniques and to using the very highest quality materials is a centerpiece of our core values. Bontoni craftsmen demonstrate a passion for detail and respect for the great shoemakers of our family’s past generations. Our unique nine-person home-based workshop has served as the quintessential backdrop for preserving our age-old craft while fostering an environment of excellence, creativity, and risk-taking. Many of the 300 or so processes and techniques that our craftsmen employ have been largely unaltered over time.
We adhere to a code of ethics that includes honesty, trust, and integrity. We are We value the dignity of each one of our employees and strive to create an inclusive working environment where everyone participates in the creativity and success of our company. We expect each one of our partners to share these same ethical values and to actively demonstrate mutual trust and fairness.
Bontoni is committed to working with those partners who share our values with regard to endangered wildlife comply with CITES certification. Bontoni abides fully with the ‘Washington’ Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species, otherwise, known as CITES. This international treaty was formed to safeguard a number of endangered wildlife and plants by regulating international trade.