Using waste as fuel. Sealing the deal on our patented circular manufacturing process.
Not only do we convert solid waste to steam, we have an innovative take-back scheme that converts end-of-life leather into fuel for our thermal energy plant. Old leather contributes to the manufacture of new - a circular manufacturing process.
When it comes to the tanning process, this is where our circular manufacturing comes into its own.
We generate co-products which are sold on to be re-used as raw materials in a wide range of other industries, including the food and biofuel sectors.
In developing our own renewable driven, self-heating system we have already reduced the amount of waste sent to landfill by 84% in 2021. This reduction in landfill is a major landmark in our journey to zero waste by 2025.
Our circular manufacturing process
Our commitments and progress
Our commitment to have all suppliers to become signatory to Code of Conduct by 2021 has been achieved.
Our commitment to be accredited to, and exceed the requirements of the Healthy Working Lives standards for employee wellbeing has been achieved to 'Gold’ standard and we have received the RoSPA presidents award.
Our commitment to be accredited to the UN Global Compact and we have now successfully completed our self-assessment confirming compliance, which has been independently verified.
By 2023 we have committed to have verified the integrity of our supply chain via an auditing protocol to meet internationally accepted standards.
Through circular manufacturing, we will have zero process waste to landfill. So far, our progress has seen our metrics achieve 84% of our 2025 target.
We are committed to reducing our direct (scope 1 and scope 2) impact to Net Zero as reported under SECR, which has already reduced by 90% from baseline towards our 2025 target.
Our annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report summarises our activities, commitments and innovation agenda. All supporting and driving us towards a more sustainable future.