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.

Quality Inspection of leathei

Our people are at the heart of our business purpose.

Health & safety and 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 are very proud to have achieved Leather Working Group and RoSPA Gold standard status and successfully completed SMETA audit in 2022, in accordance with globally recognised good practice. These audits have confirmed high standards of labour, health and safety, environmental performance, and ethics across all of our business and operations. We are now a Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework employer. SCQF helps employers understand different types of qualifications and supports effective recruitment and workforce development.

"We take pride in employee wellbeing"

Infographic - 50% Female Internships Awarded Manufacturing Roles

Inclusion & diversity.

The manufacturing sector continues to face structural and cultural challenges. In January 2023, we engaged in an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion audit, providing a roadmap for improvements. We continue to increase our efforts to attract a diverse workforce to Scottish Leather Group at all levels – working with schools, colleges, and organisations that work with young people in Scotland to raise awareness of career opportunities within the manufacturing sector. 

We support 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 2023 we will enter our 12th year of the Scottish Leather Group Academy. We have already developed over 70 apprentices across Manufacturing, Production and Maintenance Engineering as we continue to pioneer the leather industry’s first recognised vocational qualifications, certified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), building skills that benefit the whole manufacturing sector. 

Cheque Presentation to Bridge of Weir Scouts

Community investment.

The Group’s charitable and community engagement aims to make a lasting impact in the communities local to our manufacturing sites. Our presence within the local communities in which we operate demonstrates the difference we can make beyond the workplace.

Community engagement is at the core of our Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and at the heart of our ethos as a company. Many of our employees continue to be involved in a diverse range of local charitable causes, demonstrating their passion and commitment towards sustainable social change. Inputs vary from those giving their time or raising funds, to others who give professional knowledge or skills. This giving, in various forms, is part of our corporate culture.
 

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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