Protocol 6.6. is launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Protocol P.6.6.1, which becomes mandatory as of 1st April 2019.  This new protocol contains significant changes for Housekeeping, Reporting Requirements, Salt Calculations and Water Measurement. A full breakdown of the key changes is available by clicking on the file below.

Update 6.6.2

A revised protocol version 6.6.2 is now published for use with immediate effect. This version contains some amendments following recent clarifications surrounding LWG’s requirements and standards with regard to provision of adequate H2S detection and protection.



Information Bulletins

With the launch of the Trader Protocol in October 2016 and the introduction of Protocol 6.5 which comes into mandatory effect from 1st October 2017, there are important changes that will have an effect of the scoring for many of our leather manufacturers when the next undergo an audit.  These useful Information Bulletins are designed to help our members understand the changes:


Translations of the LWG Protocol - For Reference Only

The official language of the LWG is English, and as such translations are to be used only as a guide and any questions or queries related to the audit protocol will only be answered in relation to the English version.


Guidance Notes for P6.5

Guidance Notes are designed to be read in conjunction with the Protocol document.  Translated guidance notes will be available soon in Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Comprehensive Guidance Notes for S3 Tannery Data are currently being prepared and will be available soon.