News List

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 

Important Information Bulletins for Members

17 May 2017

With the launch of the Trader Protocol in October 2016 and the introduction of Protocol 6.5 which comes into mandatory effect from 1st October 2017, there are important changes that will have an effect on the scoring for many of our leather manufacturers when they next undergo an audit.  These useful Information Bulletins are designed to help our members understand the changes that will come into effect in October. You can access these bulletins by clicking here:  Information Bulletins

LWG Approved Auditors Required

18 September 2017

Due to the continued growth in membership and increase in scope of the Leather Working Group, we are recruiting for 2 additional LWG Approved Auditors.

More information can be found on the "Our Auditors" page here:  Our Auditors.

The deadline for applications is Monday 16th October 2017.  All completed application forms, accompanied by a CV, should to forwarded to Deborah at:


Hydrogen Sulphide in the Tannery - New Policy Document Available

25 July 2017

A new Policy Document has been published on the dangers of hydrogen sulphide in tanneries.  The document can be found under "Other Documents" in the Audit Protocol section of the website.  You can also click here to view it now:


LWG Chemical Management Module

08 June 2017

The LWG Chemical Management Module (CMM) was launched in Hong Kong at our member meeting on 1st April 2017.  This CMM is currently a voluntary stand alone audit module which can be added to a leather manufacturer's existing audit (if the audit has more than 12 months left to run) or arranged to be undertaken at the point of the next main audit. The intention is that the CMM will be integrated into the main audit protocol in the next full upgrade to P7 which is not likely to be before 2019. More information about the CMM and the protocol itself can be found here:  LWG Chemical Management Module