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LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol 7.2.2

Protocol Version 7.2.2 (P7.2.2)

There has been some concern and confusion regarding the requirements and scoring of Section 9, Restricted Substances, Compliance, Chromium Vi Management question 13 which has prompted a further clarification and revision to the levels of testing for CrVI and the scoring in that question.  The threshold requirement for award of a gold medal rating has also been removed from Question 13 and Question 14.

P7.2.2 may be used with immediate effect, from 1st July 2022. P7.2.1 may continue to be used for audits undertaken up to and including the 31st July 2022.


Translations: LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol 7.2.2

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Summary of changes
Protocol changes (P7.2.1 to P7.2.2)
Section Question Change
Scope Removal of requirement for exemption requests to be submitted to the TSG
Introduction Scoring for awards: Additional clarification on the application of threshold questions to subcontractors assessed using this protocol

S9

Restricted Substances

Q13 Levels of testing and points awarded revised
Q13 Threshold for Gold medal rating removed
Q14 Threshold for Gold medal rating removed

Protocol changes (P7.1.0 to P7.2.1)
Section Question Change

Scope

pp ii, iii, v, vi, vii iii Text clarified
Opening statement Q3 new question relating to completeness of data presented
S1 General Facility Details Q15 Inclusion of transferable data (those who also undertake subcontracting)
S2 Subcontract Operations Q5 Modified weighting table
S3 Social Audit Q2 Modified requirements (current validity)
S4 Operating Permits Q4 Amendment made from P7.2.0 to P7.2.1: Modification to penalties for serious violations
& for the non-reporting of violations.
S6 Traceability (Incoming)   Reference to the requirement to enter data into the Excel spreadsheet.

S7

Traceability (Outgoing)

Q2 Scoring correction
Q2 No longer a threshold question

S9

Restricted Substances

Q6 limits correction (chlorinated paraffins)
Q13 Amendment made from P7.2.0 to P7.2.1: Clarification of the scoring for CrVI testing
Q19 RSL for incoming chemicals removed
Q20 Score modification (due to q19 change)
Q21 Incoming chemicals RSL. Deleted. Subsequent questions renumbered

S12

Air Emissions

Q8 Scoring correction
Q19 Relaxed VOC emissions allowance

S14

Effluent Treatment

Q1 10 m3 volume limit requirement for metering extended to all ETPs
Q5 Modification to analysis requirements (laboratory) based on treatment capacity of ETP
Q7 Exemption for leathers that specifically require long-float processing
Q13 - 24 Standardised discharge limits irrespective of treatment facility

S16

Chemical Management

Q23 Clarification (relates to chemicals stored in production department)
Q23 No longer a threshold question
S17 Operations Management Q5 Clarification. Relates to chemicals in immediate vicinity of process vessel etc

Guidance Notes for P7
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