We Are The
Leather Working Group

Welcome to Suppliers

Our supplier members have the opportunity to directly understand the environmental objectives set by the brands and the pressures on the leather sector through third parties. 

Other benefits of membership include:
1. Input and representation for the suppliers during the process
2. Involvement in a forum that supports the promotion of continual improvement in environmental performance
3. The opportunity to network and effect positive change in conjunction with industry peers

350

Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

Our objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.

Who
we are

Our objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.

350

Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

Join us today

Our philosophy on membership is that brands and suppliers fund the group through annual subscriptions, while leather manufacturers are assessed via the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol.

Meetings

The LWG hold 2 meetings annually, 1 in March/April to coincide with APLF in Hong Kong and 1 held in September in a different region each year.

Meetings
How We Work

The Leather Working Group is made up of representative parties from different areas of the product supply chain including major brands, tanners, technical experts and other industry representatives. An Executive Committee is elected from the membership of the LWG by its members.

How We Work
Our current members
Latest News
Protocol 6.5.2 - Translations now available
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...MORE