Powering our tannery from within. Meet our pioneering thermal energy plant.
Our patented thermal process converts our waste streams into heat, which powers our tannery, and radically reduces our carbon footprint.
Our thermal energy plant is so advanced, it generates enough energy to heat a small town.
That’s 15,000 MWh of energy per year for our facilities, and an additional 12,000 MWh as oil.
This commitment to clean energy has dramatically reduced the carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of our leather. Our performance is independently audited to the UK Climate Change Agreement.
As well as our thermal energy plant, all our fleet vehicles are electric - and we provide electric vehicle charging points for staff and visitors in our car parks to encourage everyone to travel a little greener.
When it comes to electricity, we buy 100% from certified renewable and carbon neutral wind sources (100% REGO), and we’ve been doing it since 2017.
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 having 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.
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.