Leather Environmental Pioneer
As the importance of the environment plays an increasing role in business, more and more 'Green' standards appear.
One standard exists above all these, however. IS014001 is the original and still the most exciting measure of a company's environmental commitment and we are proud to hold accreditation to the world's most comprehensive environmental management system.
Substantial investment has made us one of the most modern and environmentally efficient leather manufacturers in the world. We operate the leather industry's only Thermal Energy Plant where process waste is recycled into energy for use in the manufacturing process. This commitment is acknowledged in the accreditation of our Baltic Works production facility to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management.
Leather is an inherently environmentally friendly product, and leather manufacturing one of the earliest recycling industries. 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.
The Scottish Leather Group Provides all Douglass Leather.
Download the Scottish Leather Group Sustainability Report here.