Traceable raw hides from local, responsible suppliers.
Quality, suitability, traceability and accountability. In 2021, 53.77% of our rawhides are sourced on our doorstep in Scotland from grass-fed low carbon farms. That’s 79.9% of Scotland’s entire output of prime hides.
We’re reducing our carbon footprint and transport needs, and source over 98% of rawhides from the UK and Ireland.
Our hides come from healthy cattle herds, certified at one of the highest levels for animal welfare by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
These rawhides are all a by-product of the beef and dairy industries, and we source them directly from licensed abattoirs that operate under UK and EU regulations, and are subject to daily inspections by Government veterinarians.
We ensure that all our rawhide suppliers comply with the Five Freedoms Principles of animal husbandry, developed by the UK Farm Animal Welfare Council and adopted by animal welfare organisations around the world. Collagen that we produce can be supplied with an Edible Certificate, which enables us to sell on our by-products in turn for use in a wide range of other industries. Just another way we can reduce waste, and avoid landfill.
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.
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.