Leather is an inherently environmentally friendly product. In essence, it takes a by-product of beef and dairy farming and transforms it into a versatile and highly prized material - one which itself can be recycled when it has outlived its original use.
At Bridge of Weir, not only do we believe that leather is an environmentally sustainable product, but that it can be produced in an environmentally responsible manner. Substantial investment has made us one of the most modern and environmentally efficient leather manufacturers in the world.
Complying with accredited quality management systems, parent company of Bridge of Weir, Scottish Leather Group, designed and built a self-funded £6 million Thermal Energy Plant which converts process waste into energy and a £1.3 million Ultra Filtration Plant which has resulted in 30% of our water now being recycled.
In recognition of the sustained reduction of our carbon footprint, Scottish Leather Group received the Environmental Award at the Energy institute Awards in November 2014.
It is due to our commitment in this innovative technology that gives us the lowest carbon footprint of any leather maker in the world and the only one to carry the Low Carbon Leather logo (alongside sister company, Andrew Muirhead & Son).
For more information on our Low Carbon Leather, click here
Click below for the Scottish Leather Group Sustainable Manufacturing Brochure.