This environmental guidance applies to you if you are in the leather processing industry or the tanning industry in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Find out about the environmental impacts of:

  • preserving skins and hides in a tannery
  • producing leather goods, eg leather shoes, boots,  wallets, clothes and upholstery
  • producing sheepskin products, eg sheepskin rugs, boots, slippers or jackets
  • producing suede products, eg suede shoes, clothing and bags.
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon reduction and efficiency
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental management
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water