News List

Gold Award for Zhangzhou Xiangzhou Leather Co Ltd

04 December 2017

Congratulations to Zhangzhou Xiangzhou Leather Co Ltd for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Gold Award for T Abdul Wahid Tanneries Pvt Ltd

01 December 2017

Congratulations to T Abdul Wahid Tanneries Pvt Ltd for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Protocol 6.5.2 - Translations now available

24 October 2017

Translated versions of Protocol 6.5.2 are now available in Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

A Korean version will be available very soon.

Please note that the translated editions are only designed to assist with understanding and to help when preparing for an audit.  All actual audits will be conducted in the English language version of the protocol.  


Have you visited the Discussion Forum yet?

24 November 2017

We recently added a discussion forum to the website, following feedback from members that they would like more opportunities to network and have discussion with other LWG members.  Why not take a look and add a conversation of your own? We have added a thread to discuss the next full LWG Member's Meeting in Hong Kong and we would welcome your ideas for presentations and discussions. Do you have a question that you would welcome some support on?  Or even some advice or a relevant article that would be useful for other members?  If so, start a conversation...who knows where it will lead? CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE DISCUSSION FORUM NB:  All new conversations...


Successful Trader Audit for Sapa SpA

28 November 2017

Congratulations to Sapa SpA on successful completion of their recent Trader Audit. 


Gold Award for Zibo Dahuanjiu Polygrace Tannery Group

28 November 2017

Congratulations to Zibo Dahuanjiu Polygrace Tannery Group for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Silver Award for Conceria Caravaggio Srl

28 November 2017

Congratulations to Conceria Caravaggio Srl for achieving a Silver Award for their recent audit. 


Silver Award for Benna Industries Ltd

29 November 2017

Congratulations to Benna Industries Ltd for achieving a Silver Award for their recent audit. 


Gold Award for Wenzhou Ange Leather Industry Co. Ltd.

29 November 2017

Congratulations to Wenzhou Ange Leather Industry Co. Ltd. for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Wastewater Violation under Investigation

01 November 2017

LWG is aware of an alleged wastewater discharge violation in an area of the Vietnam Industry Park with waste allegedly being discharged into the Saigon River.

This allegation is under investigation and LWG will respond further once the investigation is complete.  


EPA Crackdown results in thousands of factory shutdowns in China

10 October 2017

Do you source material from China?  A recent news report has identified that tens of thousands of factories in China have been shutdown in a "EPA" crackdown since June 2017. Some factories are receiving no warning and are subject to immediate shutdown for non-compliance.  There are many affected industries including Leather, Textiles and Chemicals and the regions known to already be affected are: Shandong, Henan, Hebai, Tianjin, Beijing, Zhejiang, Jilin, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Guandong. The results of this could be far reaching and LWG have tannery members in many of the areas above.   Our recommendation to our members is to check your supply chain to...


New LWG Promotional Brochure now published!

26 September 2017

We are pleased to publish our new LWG Promotional Brochure which contains introductory information about the group and it's activities.  

Click here to download the LWG PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE