Leather that doesn’t cost the earth


Scottish Leather Group Limited is the UK’s largest leather manufacturer supplying a wide range of industries including automotive, aviation, bus & coach, rail, marine and contract furniture. Working with many of the world’s leading brands, SLG contribute to Scotland’s reputation for world-class innovation and manufacturing. As well as this passion for high-quality products, their commitment to sustainability and the environment has led to the creation of an almost entirely closed loop process.

Sustainable by Nature

In 2020, Scottish Leather Group launched Sustainable by Nature, a platform which collects their sustainability achievements and commitments in one place to share, build and learn from. With their ongoing commitment to make the world’s lowest carbon leather, the platform sets out how they plan to put their impact on the environment, society and economy at the forefront of decision making.

Thermal Energy Plant

One of the company’s most innovative features is the self-funded Thermal Energy Plant (TEP), opened in 2009. Solid waste, created from the leather-making process, is sent to the TEP and converted into oil (to be sold or used as fuel for electricity) and gas (converted into heat which is pumped back into the tannery).

With the use of the TEP and water treatment tanks, which recycle 40% of daily treated volume back into production, Scottish Leather Group has the lowest carbon footprint of any leather maker in the world!

Want to know more?


Visit Scottish Leather Group’s website

For more information on their commitment to sustainability, visit the Sustainable by Nature platform here.

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