Developing innovators

We invest in development of future leather
innovators through SLG Academy.

We are signatories to the UN Global Compact and we measure our performance against the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Developing innovators from all backgrounds is part of our effort under Goal 10: Reduced inequalities.

Our two-year SLG Academy programme develops the next generation of future leather innovators.

2020 marks the eighth year of the SLG Academy. Our two-year apprenticeship programme works in collaboration with local Higher Education colleges.

To date we have developed more than 60 apprentices within Manufacturing and Production and Maintenance Engineering.

Some of our apprentices have gone on to more advanced positions, having graduated or currently attending University to gain degrees in Leather Technology and Engineering and Design and Manufacturing.

In 2020 we are widening the offering of SLG Academy to include broader career disciplines such as Commercial, Finance and Marketing.

SLG Academy is a 2-year apprenticeship programme.

Our commitments

  • By 2020 Our suppliers shall be signatories to our Code of Conduct.

  • By 2022 We will be accredited to the UN Global Compact.

  • By 2023 We will have verified the integrity of our supply chain to meet internationally accepted standards.


Scottish Leather Group’s eighth annual Sustainability Report summarises our activities and commitments on our journey towards a sustainable future.

Download our full 2020 Sustainability Report as a PDF.