BATA LIFE-CYCLE

As we create, produce, source, distribute and recycle, we aim to have efficient, socially and environmentally conscious processes in place

We control all aspects of production from the design and choice of materials through to manufacturing and distribution

We focus on creating workplaces that are safe, sustainable, and offer opportunities for employees to reach their potential

CARING ABOUT HOW
SHOES ARE MADE

We believe in producing high quality shoes in safe working conditions.

CONTROLLING PRODUCTION

One of our major strategies is to control all aspects of production. We control where our products are made, how they are made and ensure good and safe working conditions across our supply chains.

EFFICIENT MATERIALS, MACHINERY AND TECHNOLOGY

At Bata we are proud of our manufacturing heritage. We operate efficient factories around the world, using modern materials and deploying energy-efficient machinery and manufacturing technologies.

DRIVEN BY THE PASSION OF OUR PEOPLE

Our people are our most important asset, generating ideas for new manufacturing methods, efficiency gains and better working conditions. As part of Bata Life they will continue to drive sustainable excellence in our factories in the future.

WORKING CLOSELY WITH SUPPLIERS

Our supply chains continually adapt to ever-changing markets and opportunities, balancing the traditions of local manufacturing and sourcing with the commercial benefits of large-scale global sourcing. Our goal is to work closely with our suppliers to help them meet the same high standards that we set for our own factories.

CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT

What matters most for us is that there is a process of continual improvement towards sustainable excellence, building on our manufacturing heritage to create workplaces that respect local and international requirements, and offer opportunities for our employees to reach their potential.

MINIMISING MANUFACTURING WASTE MINIMISING MANUFACTURING WASTE
Cut and shape upper from sheet material
THINKING LONG-TERM THINKING LONG-TERM
Insert stiffer to help the shoe maintain its shape
TESTING NEW MATERIALS SO SHOES LAST LONGER TESTING NEW MATERIALS SO SHOES LAST LONGER
Fit insole and form the heel
SOLVENT-FREE ADHESIVES SOLVENT-FREE ADHESIVES
High pressure bonding
INVESTING IN NEW MACHINERY TO SAVE ENERGY INVESTING IN NEW MACHINERY TO SAVE ENERGY
Cement upper to the sole
CARING ABOUT DETAILS CARING ABOUT DETAILS
Stitch the upper