People

Management approach

 At the heart of our business purpose is a concern for the safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities that surround our manufacturing sites; something on which we will never compromise.

Through their unique skillsets, knowledge and commitment, they form the foundation for what we do and the way that we do it.

Healthy Working Lives Gold Award
Quality Inspection of leathei

Our people are at the heart of our business purpose.

Health & safety / employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing is critical to a productive and engaged workforce and to social gain. As part of our strategy to improve health and safety and employee wellbeing, we conduct internal surveys including a biannual Health and Safety Climate Survey and our Pulse Employee Engagement Survey.

We also take great pride in being an employer who promotes employee wellbeing. We achieved “Gold” standard in the Healthy Working Lives Programme, a Public Health Scotland initiative to help promote positive mental health, health improvement and health and safety and seek to surpass this. In 2021, we received confirmation of the RoSPA President's Award, for achieving 10 consecutive gold awards in prevention of accidents.

"We take pride in employee wellbeing"

40% Female interns

Inclusion & diversity

The manufacturing sector continues to face structural and cultural challenges. We are continuing to increase our efforts in attracting a diverse workforce to Scottish Leather Group at all levels – working with schools, colleges and organisations who work with young people in Scotland to raise awareness of career opportunities within the manufacturing sector.

We are supporting STEM education and have a dedicated team who educate students of all genders and from all socio-economic backgrounds in local schools about the leather making process and how STEM subjects are vital across our industry.

70+ apprentices

Talent & lifelong learning & craftmanship

In 2022 we will enter our 11th year of the Scottish Leather Group Academy. We have already developed 70+ apprentices across Manufacturing and Production and Maintenance Engineering.

We created the leather industry’s first recognised vocational qualifications, certified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), building skills that benefit the whole manufacturing sector.

STEM Club

Community investment

We make a positive and lasting impact on local communities. The Group’s charitable and community engagement aims to make a lasting impact in the communities local to our manufacturing sites. 

Following our immediate and urgent response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we continued working with local causes that were focusing on supporting children. We know that our continued support is greatly appreciated by these groups. 2021 has also seen our STEMs team launch a multi-year programme with the local  Primary School. Greenpower Educational Trust inspire young people around the world to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a unique challenge; to design, build and race an electric car.

Despite being a difficult time, in addition to our direct company support, several of our employees have been involved in raising funds, or giving their time and skills, to benefit a wide range of causes in the local communities.

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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