Leather Working Group (LWG) is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to driving excellence in sustainable leather production. Since 2005, we have represented diverse global membership, including over 1,800 businesses across the footwear, apparel and upholstery sectors today.
We see a sustainable future with responsibly made leather. We aim for greater supply chain transparency and minimal environmental impact. We seek to educate our members, provide tools and support, as well as aiming for a 100% deforestation and conversion-free leather supply chain by 2030, and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Our membership includes over 1,800 businesses across the leather supply chain, uniting to help drive our future direction. LWG members can access our community and engage with key stakeholders across the leather industry, to be empowered to make informed, science-based decisions.
We have been working to reduce the environmental impact of leather production since 2005. We are committed to driving change through cross-sector collaboration and through our experts, who are developing a suite of world-leading tools and ESG certification to support our members towards increasingly sustainable leather production.