Low Carbon Leather
Scottish Leather Group is continuing to set standards for environmental sustainability within the leather manufacturing sector.
In 2003 the Group established a ‘zero waste policy’. Our goal to maintain a sustainable business remains unchanged. The group is setting standards for sustainability within the leather sector as evidenced by our investments, performance and recognition through accreditations gained.
Major investments in membrane water treatment technology for water recycling and the thermal energy plant, which is recovering heat from waste, have reduced the company’s impact on the environment. These initiatives are also addressing some of the major threats to our long term future, such as the reduction in available landfill sites and the declining availability of fossil fuel. Benefits will be derived ultimately through mitigation of the effects of rising landfill and energy costs.
Our commitments were acknowledged at the 2014 Energy Institute Awards with the Environmental Award presented for our Low Carbon Leather.