Scottish Leather Group has awarded a three-year contract worth £3 million to Edinburgh-based water firm Business Stream. Under the deal, the UK’s largest leather manufacturer will receive water and wastewater services, and support with disposing of trade effluent and water efficiency. Business Stream has worked with Bridge of Weir-based Scottish Leather Group since the Scottish water market opened up in 2008.

Dr Warren Bowden, sustainability and innovation director at Scottish Leather Group, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with a water retailer that understands and supports our sustainability ambitions. Over the years we have worked hard to reduce our water use to half the European industry average and we will continue to work with Business Stream to identify greater environmental and operational efficiencies.”