Sustainability Report 2021 - Page 12

Scottish Leather Group

Our customers value sustainability .

The Group ’ s sustainability focus is key to our customer relationships , ever more so as brands make their own commitments to positive actions and manifestos .

Muirhead has become a strategic partner to British luxury brand Mulberry .
To mark 50 years of Mulberry , the brand has launched the Made to Last Manifesto , laying out their bold commitments to the future as they embark on a transformation to a regenerative and circular business model , from field to wardrobe , to be complete by 2035 .
As part of this , they ’ ve joined forces with advocates for change to answer a series of bold and challenging questions set out in the manifesto , and Dr Warren Bowden , Scottish Leather Group ’ s Sustainability and Innovation Director , was excited to be a part of this launch .
Mulberry ’ s manifesto focuses on six key actions for change and the unique energy reclaim system of Scottish Leather Group complements Mulberry ’ s circularity principles .
If the day comes that a Mulberry bag really has reached the end of the line , the brand will still buy it back . Using Scottish Leather Group ’ s unique Thermal Energy Plant , solid leather waste is converted into steam that powers the production of leather , ensuring that the line never ends , rather it just becomes a circle .
Nicholas Muirhead , Managing Director at Scottish Leather Group , adds : “ We are proud to call ourselves strategic partners to Mulberry , offering our Thermal Energy Plant technology to support this incredible British brand in bringing their sustainable , responsible vision to life .”