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 81% in 2020. This reduction in landfill is a major landmark in our journey to zero waste by 2025.
Our circular manufacturing process
Our suppliers became signatories to our Code of Conduct.
We will be accredited to the UN Global Compact.
We will have verified the integrity of our supply chain to meet internationally accepted standards.
We will have zero process waste to landfill through circular manufacturing, and become carbon neutral, as reported under SECR.
Our annual Sustainability Report summarises our activities, commitments and innovation agenda. All supporting and driving us towards a more sustainable future.
Circular manufacturing is part of our effort under Goal 9 of the UN Global Compact: Industry, innovation and infrastructure. Discover more about our circular mindset, and manufacturing process that helps to support this commitment in our report.