> Environmental Policy
Concern for the environment is integral and fundamental to the business strategy of Bridge of Weir Leather
It is the policy of the Company, that relevant legislative and regulatory requirements are met at all locations for
which it has responsibility and that it's affairs are managed in such a manner that all reasonable steps are taken to
prevent pollution. The Company will aim for continued reduction in the environmental impact of its emissions
through its investment and process decision-making.
Management of operations and maintenance of all plant, processes, buildings, equipment and the purchasing of
materials will take into account environmental impact as well as economic, safety considerations and long term
Bridge of Weir Leather Company Limited will ensure that the human and financial resources necessary for the
implementation of this policy are provided along with a framework for setting and reviewing environmental
objectives and targets. The Company is also committed to training and communicating with all employees,
contractors or all those working on behalf of the company on relevant environmental issues to ensure a common
goal towards avoidance of adverse environmental impact and to involving them in the development of the
Bridge of Weir Leather Company Ltd will publish environmental objectives and results of its environmental
performance through the Group Environmental Statement published annually.
The Company recognises that inefficiency in the use of energy leads to unnecessary impact on the environment
and has undertaken a programme of energy management which will both meet the needs of good business
performance and take due regard for environmental effects. This programme will be controlled within the targets
and objectives of the environmental management system, establishing a ten year energy reduction target with
biannual milestone indicators, to ensure that this aim is met, or exceeded, in line with the target agreed with
the Secretary of State.
The Company is committed to a continuous improvement for its energy use through regular surveys of the
main energy consuming areas.
When capital investments are planned, the Company will give due regard to energy efficiency in the selection and
configuration of plant, and adopting the most energy efficient equipment available when the marginal cost is
The Managing Director has overall responsibility for the implementation of the Environmental Policy, with the
Environmental Manager responsible for its maintenance and implementation.
This policy relates not only to our specific manufacturing operation but also reflects the criteria embraced by the
environmental policy of Scottish Leather Group Ltd., of which we are a wholly owned subsidiary.