Deborah Taylor, PCQI, ASLTC

Founder & Managing Director, Sustainable Leather Foundation

UN/CEFACT Consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Deborah is the Managing Director of the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF), a not-for-profit Foundation, set up in July 2020, specifically to support the leather industry to become more sustainable.  The Foundation works across the whole value chain from farm to finished product and promotes the A.I.M. Approach to sustainable improvement – Accessible, Inclusive and Modular.  Having created the innovative SLF Transparency Dashboard™, the first of its kind in the leather industry, Deborah is passionate about providing the right environment for transparent and verifiable information that gives confidence to consumers while protecting the commercial integrity of the individual organisations along the value chain.


Prior to setting up SLF, from 2015 to 2020, Deborah managed the Leather Working Group (LWG), an environmental stewardship programme that supports the reduction of environmental impacts caused by tannery operations around the world. Her previous experience outside of the leather industry includes HR Management and Project Management for companies including Sony Mobile, Playstation, the BBC and TNT.


Since April 2020, Deborah has also worked as the leather value chain expert for the UNECE on the project to “enhance traceability and transparency for more sustainable value chains in the garment and footwear sector”.


A practitioner member of the Chartered Quality Institute and a certified SA8000 lead auditor, she also serves as a Council Member for the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Curriers.

Deborah Taylor, PCQI, ASLTC's Sessions
Date: 2024-03-19
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Main Stage, Hall 3C