Lowest Carbon Leather
We make the world's lowest carbon intensity leather, at 1.1kg of CO2 per hide.
When it comes to reducing our carbon emissions, we’re leading the way. Reducing our carbon emissions is a key measurement of our impact on the environment, and we’re on a journey to carbon neutral by 2025.
We’ve reduced the carbon intensity of our leather by over 90% since 2003.
How we do this:
By minimising transportation mileage and reducing our carbon intensity. We look locally, to the resource on our doorstep. Over 98% of our rawhides are sourced within the UK and Ireland. Grass-fed beef and dairy farms in Scotland operate at net-zero carbon, and the carbon footprint of British red meat is only 40% of the world average.
By circular manufacturing. We generate energy for our facilities from our by-products, using a patented circular manufacturing process that radically reduces our waste to landfill.
And lastly by innovation. Our range of innovative lightweight leather not only makes energy savings in production, but passes that on to the customer, so they in turn can make fuel and carbon savings when they choose us.
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.
Producing low carbon leather is part of our work under Goal 12 of the UN Global Compact: Responsible production and consumption. Read more about how we uphold practices across our manufacture to support this in our report.