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Our Vision

The Sustainable Leather Foundation’s vision is to enable collective improvement and education globally, for more sustainable practices in leather manufacture and production. SLF is concerned with all aspects of sustainability – Environmental, Social and Governance. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Foundation provides a transparent and inclusive approach to demonstrating sustainable good practice throughout the value chain.

Coupled with this, the Foundation is committed to ensuring that consumers have a clear mechanism to see and understand the sustainable attributes of leather as a material, and the work that the industry does to ensure good practice.


The Foundation’s objective is to unite all leather value chain stakeholders in ensuring a sustainable future for the leather industry by shining a spotlight on innovation and best practice, providing a mechanism for improvement and education, while also preserving the social and economic wellbeing of communities in less advanced regions.

Working together is key to ensure that we can accelerate the

action required for our society’s futures needs:

INCREASE

> Good Animal Husbandry & Welfare
> Health and Welfare of Workers
> Best Practice for Machinery
> Best Practice for Processing
> Innovation for more Sustainable Production
> Collaborative Cross-Sector Cooperation

DECREASE

> Carbon Emissions
> Pollution
> Hazardous Chemistry
> Deforestation
> Land Conversion
> Unfair Treatment of Workers
> Depletion of Natural Resources
> Modern Slavery
> Soil Contamination

Our Vision

The Sustainable Leather Foundation’s vision is to enable collective improvement and education globally, for more sustainable practices in leather manufacture and production. SLF is concerned with all aspects of sustainability – Environmental, Social and Governance. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Foundation provides a transparent and inclusive approach to demonstrating sustainable good practice throughout the value chain.

Coupled with this, the Foundation is committed to ensuring that consumers have a clear mechanism to see and understand the sustainable attributes of leather as a material, and the work that the industry does to ensure good practice.

The Foundation’s objective is to unite all leather value chain stakeholders in ensuring a sustainable future for the leather industry by shining a spotlight on innovation and best practice, providing a mechanism for improvement and education, while also preserving the social and economic wellbeing of communities in less advanced regions.

Working together is key to ensure that we can accelerate the

action required for our society’s futures needs:

INCREASE

> Good Animal Husbandry & Welfare
> Health and Welfare of Workers
> Best Practice for Machinery
> Best Practice for Processing
> Innovation for more Sustainable Production
> Collaborative Cross-Sector Cooperation

DECREASE

> Carbon Emissions
> Pollution
> Hazardous Chemistry
> Deforestation
> Land Conversion
> Unfair Treatment of Workers
> Depletion of Natural Resources
> Modern Slavery
> Soil Contamination

Our Services

We are industry led and consumer focused. At the heart of the foundation is our revolutionary, integrated, SLF Transparency Dashboard™. Our Dashboard is linked to an audit certification standard that assesses the compliance and performance of companies working within the leather value chain, against the three pillars of sustainability:

• Environmental
• Social
• Governance

Transparency Dashboard™

Our Transparency Dashboard™ gives
customers and consumers an instant
visual representation of sustainability
performance across the 3 pillars of
Environment, Social and Governance.

Audit Certification

Based on our vision of the “A.I.M.
Approach”, our audit certification
service is Accessible, Inclusive and
Modular. This gives us the ability to
support sustainable improvement with
facilities no matter what size or scope.

Equivalency

By mapping a company’s existing
certification onto the Transparency
Dashboard™, we avoid duplication
of cost and resources, and
encourage alignment and synergy
for our partners.

Guidance and Support

A complete range of tools are available,
all designed to enable partners to
understand what is required and
how to meet the requirements, from
the Audit Standard Reports (ASR),
to the Standards and Benchmarks,
Explanatory Notes and Templates,
Pathway Papers and Information
Bulletins. All available in one easy
Partner Only Resources Library.

Dynamic Profiles, QR Technology and Information

Linking all the work together
through Partner Profiles and QR
Technology that extends the work
of the industry out to the consumer
through each connected value
chain partner. As the improvement
takes place the QR dynamically
updates, to always show the most
up to date information.

Whole Value Chain Connectivity

Working with the whole leather value
chain from farm to finished products
in order to connect the dots of
sustainable responsibility.






Our Services

We are industry led and consumer focused. At the heart of the foundation is our revolutionary, integrated, SLF Transparency Dashboard™. Our Dashboard is linked to an audit certification standard that assesses the compliance and performance of companies working within the leather value chain, against the three pillars of sustainability:

• Environmental
• Social
• Governance

Transparency Dashboard™

Our Transparency Dashboard™ gives
customers and consumers an instant
visual representation of sustainability
performance across the 3 pillars of
Environment, Social and Governance.

Audit Certification

Based on our vision of the “A.I.M.
Approach”, our audit certification
service is Accessible, Inclusive and
Modular. This gives us the ability to
support sustainable improvement with
facilities no matter what size or scope.

Equivalency

By mapping a company’s existing
certification onto the Transparency
Dashboard™, we avoid duplication
of cost and resources, and
encourage alignment and synergy
for our partners.

Guidance and Support

A complete range of tools are available,
all designed to enable partners to
understand what is required and
how to meet the requirements, from
the Audit Standard Reports (ASR),
to the Standards and Benchmarks,
Explanatory Notes and Templates,
Pathway Papers and Information
Bulletins. All available in one easy
Partner Only Resources Library.

Dynamic Profiles, QR Technology and Information

Linking all the work together
through Partner Profiles and QR
Technology that extends the work
of the industry out to the consumer
through each connected value
chain partner. As the improvement
takes place the QR dynamically
updates, to always show the most
up to date information.

Whole Value Chain Connectivity

Working with the whole leather value
chain from farm to finished products
in order to connect the dots of
sustainable responsibility.