Sustainability Report 2021 - Page 21

Sustainability Report 2021

“ We work with schools , colleges and other organisations to raise awareness of career opportunities in the manufacturing sector .”

Our people are at the heart of our business . Through their unique skill sets , knowledge and commitment , they form the foundation for what we do and the way that we do it .
Having the right people in place and ensuring that they are provided with the platform to develop is crucial to our success and creating an environment which supports all of our employees to fulfil their full potential will help us achieve our ambitions of becoming the most successful and respected leather manufacturing company in the world .
The manufacturing sector continues to face structural and cultural challenges . We will , however , continue to increase our efforts in attracting a diverse workforce to Scottish Leather Group at all levels – working with schools , colleges and organisations who work with young people in Scotland to raise awareness of career opportunities within the manufacturing sector .
We have engaged with Entrepreneurial Scotland and their intern programme , Saltire Scholars . We are pleased that two of our five interns in the summer of 2021 will be female , working in manufacturing support roles , with the aim of creating a pipeline of talent for our future manufacturing aspirations .
We also have in place a robust talent review and succession planning process and , where possible , will encourage female team members to consider furthering their careers in senior positions throughout the business .
Our commitment
We will encourage more women into the company .