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Subscription Members

The work of Leather Working Group is made possible with the support that is paid by our brand and retail, supplier, and Affiliate members on an annual basis. It is important to recognize that without the support of these membership fees, our group would not be able to finance itself and continue to develop and grow.

Subscriptions are based on the company’s global annual turnover at the company level, not for the company’s leather specific business. Membership renewals are based on members' annual turnover submitted to LWG before renewal of each membership year. Our current fee bandings are:


0 - 50 million £3,000
50 million - 250 million  £4,500
250 million - 1 billion £6,000
1 billion - 3 billion £9,000
3 billion - 5 billion  £15,000
5 billion +  £18,000


It is important that brands and retailers who wish to use the LWG programme for their supply chains commit to membership of the group and contribute financially.


Certified suppliers

Companies that are eligible for certification (Leather Manufacturers, Traders, Subcontractors & Commissioning Manufacturers) pay an audit fee to an LWG Approved Auditor. This revenue is not received by the Leather Working Group, except for a levy per audit. With effect from 1st April 2023 the levy is £300 per audit (£150 per audit for Traders).