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Sustainability Report 2021

Sustainability is in our DNA and we continue to strive for improvement . We have made seven major commitments to increased sustainability , securing our future as industry leaders .


Through circular manufacturing , we will have zero process waste to landfill . Progress has seen our metrics improve from 64 % in prior years to 81 % in 2020 .
We will reduce our direct impacts to become carbon neutral as reported under SECR . Our GHG scope one and two emissions have already reduced by 90 % from baseline to 1.1kg CO₂e per hide . Additionally , with the advent of renewable or zero impact heat sources we have the potential to display a carbon positive footprint . This would be pioneering .

Beyond 2025 : Science Based Targets

The Science Based Targets initiative ( SBTi ) is a collaboration between Carbon Disclosure Project , the United Nations Global Compact , World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature . Over 800 companies have committed to science-based emissions reduction targets .
Iain McFadyen , CEO of SLG , comments : “ The science is clear : in order to limit the catastrophic impacts of climate change , global warming must not exceed 1.5 ° C . The ambition is high but achievable – and provides a roadmap for getting there by 2045 . Corporations worldwide have an unprecedented opportunity to be at the very forefront of the transition to a net-zero economy – and there is no time to lose .”
Scottish Leather Group will set verifiable science-based targets during 2021 through the SBTi , which independently assesses corporate emissions reduction targets in line with what climate scientists say is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement by no later than 2045 , for our direct emissions and scope one and two impacts of our supply chain .