Water & Waste



At Scottish Leather Group, we source water from both our privately managed and public supplies and use this efficiently to produce leather.

As part of our commitment to sustainable leather manufacturing, an ultrafiltration plant was installed at our site that recycles approximately 40% of our daily treated volume, directly back into production.

Additionally, we have upgraded the existing treatment works with enhanced odour control, settlement and solids removal capabilities, and enhanced the robustness of this facility to underpin production.


SLG Water Efficiencies Diagram



In addition to the segregation of recycled material for reuse or recovery, much of Scottish Leather Group’s waste remains under our own control and its value is recovered as heat.

Reclassifying wastes as a resource for both recycling and the recovery of heat represents a step change in the industry’s approach to disposal practice.

We continue to seek other beneficial routes for recovery or reuse of our process wastes, to avoid landfill. This initiative has already reduced our waste disposal tonnage by more than 60% per hide, resulting in a reduced carbon footprint.




Scottish Leather Group
Locher House
Kilbarchan Road
Bridge of Weir
PAll 3RN
United Kingdom

E-mail: marketing@scottishleathergroup.com
Telephone +44 (0)1505 691730

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