A more sustainable future
We believe finding innovative ways of working together to accelerate climate action and adaption can support our customers to reduce carbon emissions and take climate action. The continuing expansion and improvement of our sustainability journey, in line with all of the UN SDGs, reflects the passion we have for our products and the responsibility we hold as sustainable manufacturers.
We were proud to share our journey at COP26 on the Group’s core activities, namely the sustainable manufacture of leather and the application of our unique circular manufacturing process in support of the “UN Goal 13 Agenda”.
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.
data independently audited by BSI, Leather Working Group.
reduction in corporate carbon footprint as measured by the SECR against baseline without offsetting.
of our suppliers are signatories to our code of conduct.
of our waste was recycled or recovered in 2021.
traceability of our raw material as certified by Leather Working Group.
decrease in energy intensity per hide in the last 20 years. (Scope 1 and 2).
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) measures impact of production as CO₂e/m2, our LCA of being the lowest in the world published for leather.
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.