The LWG Executive Committee (EC) makes crucial decisions about the strategy and direction of the Leather Working Group, representing the interests of all stakeholders. The EC works to achieve our ultimate aim of a fully sustainable and responsible leather industry, build on information and transparency.
As the group's governing body, the Executive Committee is also responsible for the creation of dedicated subgroups, which advise them on specific topics.
The LWG Executive Committee exists to guide the development of the group. The EC holds monthly conference calls and meets twice per year to discuss:
Project strategies, progress and review of agreed milestones
Review of Executive Committee structure, appointment and rotation
Review of budgets and projected spend
Annual review and sign off accounts
To join the LWG Executive Committee, a company must:
Have been a member or held a valid certification for at least consecutive 3 years
Have attended at least 3 of the previous 5 LWG Stakeholder Meetings (including virtual meetings)
EC Members are elected to a 48-month term (4 years) and are eligible to serve for a total of two consecutive terms.
After two terms, the EC Member is required to step down and cannot re-nominate for at least 12 months.