Our Approach | Scottish Leather Group

Our Approach

A more sustainable future.

Our team is very proud of the contribution we are making to create a more sustainable future with our own delivery against commitments, including our setting of Science-Based Targets, ESG benchmarking and gap analysis by Apex Group to support our work towards reducing impact below 1.5°C. The Apex Group report measures the work so far and informs our ambitions across the spectrum of Environmental, Social and Governance activities.

We reaffirm our commitment to the UN Global Compact and our commitment to the absence of deforestation in our supply chain, as independently verified. This was supplemented by the endorsement of our working practices on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX) platform via an independent SMETA accreditation.

Logos of Sustainable Development Goals, Science Based Targets, Leather Working Group, Race to Zero and SEDEX

Our commitments and progress.


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 77% 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.

2023 Highlights.


traceability of our raw material as certified by Leather Working Group.


of our waste was recycled or recovered in 2022.


of our suppliers are signatories to our code of conduct.


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.

ESG Report.

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.

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