1.3 Sustainability strategy & organisation
We are determined to build a company that continually raises standards in quality , sustainability , ethics , and traceability – developing products without compromise and without costing the earth .
When it comes to reducing carbon emissions , we lead the global leather industry , and have reduced the carbon intensity of our leather by over 90 % since 2003 . Continuously challenging ourselves to do better for the planet , our customers choose us because we lead the way in the responsible production of leather .
The United Nations Global Compact The UN Global Compact is a global network initiative that provides a framework for organisations to embed and promote sustainability practices and principles in business .
At the beginning of 2020 Scottish Leather Group committed as a signatory to the Compact ( scope 1 and scope 2 ). Each year since we have submitted our Communication on Progress .
We have reduced the carbon intensity of our leather by
We are also a signatory to the Race to Zero Campaign and the Science Based Targets Initiative to reduce emissions in line with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 ° C .
The continuing expansion and improvement of our sustainability journey , in line with all of the UN SDGs , reflects the passion we have for our products and the responsibility we hold as sustainable manufacturers .
During the year we accredited for the first time to the Leather Working Group ( LWG ) Protocol , following an extensive business audit . This “ Gold ” award provided further endorsement of the performance of our staff , the business structure , and our commitments to the breadth of topics evaluated including Health & Safety , environmental performance , compliance , traceability , and business resilience .
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