Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland


Leather business guidance

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
  • Land
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

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