The work of the Leather Working Group is possible only with the revenue from the subscriptions that are paid by our brand/retailer, supplier, agent trader, association, and product manufacturer members on an annual basis. It is important to recognise 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 company turnover, and membership renewals are based on members' annual turnover submitted to LWG before renewal of each membership year. Our current bandings are:
|ANNUAL TURNOVER (US$)||SUBSCRIPTION FEE|
|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.
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).