Working Groups

There are a number of Sub-groups approved by the EC to manage specific areas of work on behalf of the LWG:

Technical Sub-Group (TSG): 

The objective of this sub-group is to review the technical content of the protocol to ensure that it is appropriate and relevant to the scope of the audits being conducted.

Members:
Rick LaTouch - Timberland  (Chair)
Jutta Knoedler – I-T-G GmbH Environmental Technology
Mark Lucas – BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
Ian Scher - Casino Hide Tanners
Tom Schneider – ISA TanTec
Sarah Swenson - PrimeAsia
Ana Paula Teixeira - JBS S/A
Jurgen Christner - TFL (Co-opted SSG Member)

Adam Hughes – BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd, Contracted Facilitator

Operating Guidance Notes for TSG


Trader Working Group (TWG): 

The objective of this sub-group is to develop an assessment tool that will enable traders to engage with the LWG program and manage LWG rated material through their business.

Members:
Fernando Bellese - JBS S/A (Chair)
Mark Lucas - BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
Mariano Pastor - Nike Inc
Jacopo Pieraccioni - Lamipel SPA
Andy Pleatman - Asiatan
Andy Seaward - Tong Hong Tannery Ltd

Adam Hughes – BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd, Contracted Facilitator

Operating Guidance Notes for TWG

NB:  Members of the TSG and TWG have been invited to lend their technical expertise. Individuals have been nominated due to their knowledge and ability to lend sound perspective to the current issues. Their acceptance into the TSG and TWG is approved by the Executive Committee and each will be re-evaluated every 24 months.  Other specialists may be invited to participate and attend on a case by case basis.


Supplier Sub-Group (SSG):
 
The objective of the supplier sub-group is to provide a platform for suppliers to make a significant contribution to the LWG objectives and assist in resolving industry issues. 

Members:
All supplier members of the LWG are automatically members of the SSG. However, there is one EC Member as Chair plus seconded members as required, at the request of the EC, currently:

Elton Hurlow - Buckman International (Chair
Mark Lucas - BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
Victoria Addy - BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd

Operating Guidance Notes for the SSG


Smaller Leather Manufacturer Sub-Group
(SLMG): 

The objective of the SLMG is to provide a platform for smaller leather manufacturers with an annual turnover of less than 10 million ft² to address issues that are more specific to the size of their business within the LWG.

Members:
All Smaller Leather Manufacturer members of the LWG are automatically members of the SLMG. However, there is one EC Member as Chair plus seconded members as required, at the request of the EC.



Leather Goods Brand Sub-Group (LGBG): 

Although there is no active group for the Leather Goods Brand Members, there is representation on the Executive Committee for this membership group.  

LGBG EC Representative:
Hugues Pichon - LVMH 


 

 

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