Sub-Groups

There are a number of Sub-groups approved by the EC to manage specific areas of work on behalf of the LWG:

Technical Sub-Group (TSG)

The LWG Technical Sub-Group (TSG) exists to create, develop and review our audit protocols and all other technical content regarding their scope. TSG members are appointed on the basis of an individual's technical experience. 

TSG Members - October 2020

Leather Manufacturers
Jon Loxston (Chair) Pittards Plc
Ian Scher PrimeAsia
Carl Flach ISA TanTec
Diego Navarro Curtidos Badia
   
Auditors
Jutta Knoedler ITG  GmbH Environmental Technology
Viswanathan Munusamy Nati Consulting
Mark Lucas BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd.
   
Suppliers
Andrew Hudson Buckman
   
Brands
David Wright Tapestry, Inc.
   
Facilitators
Christina Trautmann Leather Working Group

 

 

Trader Working Group (TWG)

The original objective of this sub-group was to develop an assessment tool to enable part-processed material traders to engage with the LWG program and manage LWG rated material through their business.  The Trader Assessment Protocol is now active and the group has subsequently evolved into a membership group for all LWG members who fall into the following categories:  Part-processed Material Traders, Agent Traders, Split Processors and other members who operate in this sector.

The new objective of the trader working group is to provide a platform for the trader sector to make a significant contribution to the LWG objectives and assist in resolving industry issues. 

Members:
All Part-processed Material Traders, Agent Traders, Split Processors and other LWG members who operate in this sector are automatically members of the TWG. However, there is one EC Member as Chair plus seconded members as required, at the request of the EC, currently:

Andy Seaward - Tong Hong Tannery Ltd
Mark Lucas - BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd

Operating Guidance Notes for TWG

Supplier Sub-Group (SSG)

The objective of the supplier sub-group is to provide a platform for suppliers to make a significant contribution to the LWG objectives and assist in resolving industry issues. 

Members:
All supplier members of the LWG are automatically members of the SSG. However, there is one EC Member as Chair plus seconded members as required, at the request of the EC, currently:

Michael Costello - Stahl Holdings (Chair)
Mark Lucas - BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
Victoria Addy - BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd

Smaller Leather Manufacturer Sub-Group (SLMG)

The objective of the SLMG is to provide a platform for smaller leather manufacturers with an annual turnover of less than 10 million ft² to address issues that are more specific to the size of their business within the LWG.

Members:
All Smaller Leather Manufacturer members of the LWG are automatically members of the SLMG. However, there is one EC Member as Chair plus seconded members as required, at the request of the EC.

Leather Goods Brand Sub-Group (LGBG)

Although there is no active group for the Leather Goods Brand Members, there is representation on the Executive Committee for this membership group.  

LGBG EC Representative:
Hugues Pichon - LVMH