LWG Audit Protocol

The environmental auditing protocol and reporting mechanism have been developed and refined during each phase of the project in conjunction with the brand, tanner and supplier members. The protocol is seen as a dynamic improvement tool and is regularly reviewed by the members of the LWG to ensure that it is both challenging but realistic and achievable. It aims to tackle important topical issues, and reflect improvements or changes of technology within the sector.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Protocol P.6.4 which is available to use from 1st August 2016.  Most of the changes are simple clarifications or deletions, however there is one change that is scored differently and requires a different level of evidence.  This change is in Section 12, Questions 12a and 13 where written risk assessments are now required.  A full summary of all the changes can be found by clicking the link below.

Please click on the following link to access the CURRENT PROTOCOL:

LWG ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROTOCOL 6.4.1 (4TH AUGUST 2016) which is now live



There is also a revised Sub-contract Mini Audit 6.4.0 which is effective immediately:

LWG ENVIRONMENTAL MINI AUDIT 6.4.0 (5TH JULY 2016)

SUMMARY OF CHANGES FROM PROTOCOL 6.3 TO 6.4 (5TH JULY 2016)


Translations of the LWG Protocol - For Reference Only:


The following translations are intended as guide documents to assist in audit preparation for that region.  Please note that audits are always conducted using the English Language version of Protocol 6.4.1.  Please click the links below for the translated documents:
 





Guidance Notes:

PROTOCOL 6 Guidance Notes (GN)
GN Section 2 q3  English  Chinese
GN Section 3 (v3) English  Chinese
GN Section 3 q3 & q4 English Chinese
GN Section 3 q4  English  Chinese
GN Section 3 q14 (v2) English  Chinese
GN Section 3 q 16 (v3) English  Chinese
GN Section 4 q2 English  Chinese
GN Section 5 q3 English  Chinese
GN Section 5 q4 English  Chinese
GN Section 5 q5 English  Chinese
GN Section 5 q6 English  Chinese
GN Section 5 q7 English  Chinese
GN Section 7  English  Chinese
GN Section 9 q9  English  Chinese
GN Section 9 q19  English  Chinese
GN Section 9 q20  English  Chinese
GN Section 12 q12,13 English  Chinese
GN Section 13  English  Chinese


LWG Pre-Audit Check List

LWG Audit Peer Review Process 

Guidance Note for Hide Traceability-part processed wet blue/wet white including a sample letter to raw material suppliers

Guidance Note for Hide Traceability to the slaughterhouse

Guidance Note for Hide Traceability - suppliers of splits including a sample letter to suppliers of splits

Guidance Note for Water Extraction Licences in Taiwan

Guidance Note for Multi-Site Audits

Process for dealing with a discharge violation or allegation made by an NGO

 

 

 

 

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