Collecting the award on behalf of Scottish Leather Group, Dr. Warren Bowden, Group Environmental Director, commented: “It is an honour for the Scottish Leather Group to be recognised in such prestigious and internationally respected company. We are immensely proud of our environmental credentials and innovations in manufacturing leather sustainably and absolutely delighted to receive this award from such an esteemed panel of judges.” 

Scottish Leather Group secured the award for its low carbon leather against some stiff competition from other industries.

Lynda Armstrong OBE FEI, Chair of British Safety Council and formerly of Royal Dutch Shell chaired this year’s E Awards judging panel which included representatives from across all sectors of the energy industry.

Armstrong commented: “The EI Awards are a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the diversity of innovation and excellence in the sector. This year was no exception; we reviewed a large number of applications across the whole spectrum of activities. All of the projects showed the effort in progress to maintain an efficient and dynamic energy industry.”

Scottish Leather Group is the parent company to renowned brands Muirhead Leather and Bridge of Weir Leather, as well as the SLG Technology, NCT and Lang businesses, which provide the Group with raw materials, support functions and tanning facilities for its unique low carbon leather.