Measurably Different

MEASURABLY DIFFERENT 

Not all leather is created equal 

Measurably Different

We produce the world’s lowest carbon leather thanks to our responsible sourcing, 100% traceability and innovative circular manufacturing process, which contributes to an independently verified Life Cycle Analysis score of 8kg CO2e/m2 on average, the lowest in the world published for leather.

Our beautifully crafted, sustainable automotive leather is produced in ways that will never use irreplaceable resources or damage the environment. Some of our key ‘Measurably Different’ numbers are highlighted through the eight Elements of Nature.

Bridge of Weir leather, sustainably produced, natural in choice.

Air

Air

We use certified 100% wind powered renewable electricity to power our leather manufacturing process, which has dramatically reduced the carbon intensity per hide of our leather.

Dark

Dark

We have reduced the average carbon intensity, measured as CO2 equivalent, per hide of our leather by 90% by switching to renewable electricity and converting our process waste into energy. 

Earth

Earth

All our rawhides are a by-product of the local food industry, from which we have 100% traceability, as certified by Leather Working Group.  Our rawhides are sourced locally from the UK and Ireland from responsible suppliers, without risk of deforestation.

Fire

Fire

51% of each rawhide in weight is reclaimed as energy via our patented circular manufacturing process.  Our Thermal Energy Plant converts this energy to heat to power our tannery, minimising waste to landfill and radically reducing our carbon footprint without any carbon off-setting.

Ice

Ice

Our parent company, Scottish Leather Group, launched its Zero Waste strategy in 2003 and our goal is to achieve zero for Scope 1 and 2 embedded carbon and zero process waste to landfill by 2025. 

Light

Light

Through our parent company, Scottish Leather Group’s Training Academy, we have developed over 70 apprentices across Manufacturing and Production and Maintenance Engineering to nurture future generations of leather experts to continue crafting our fine, sustainable, automotive leather for years to come.

Plant

Plant

Our sustainable leathers have at least 76% bio-based renewable carbon content and we are continuously researching new and pioneering innovations including the use of Bio and Plant-based leather finishing systems.

Water

Water

Our energy efficient tannery uses 50% less water than the industry standard.  Water re-use and recycling is an important part of our patented circular manufacturing process, minimising our impact on the local watershed and helping us to protect natural resources.

 

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.

Our journey to zero is illustrated in numbers, highlighting how our responsible sourcing, 100% traceability and innovative circular manufacturing process contribute to an independently verified Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) score of 8kg CO2e/m2 on average, the lowest in the world published for leather, making us Measurably Different.

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