Tannery of the Future

LWG and the Tannery of the Future (TOTF) foundation will collaborate on the integration the Tannery of the Future Sustainability checklist into the LWG environmental stewardship programme.

Originally created as an awareness tool, Tannery of the Future is an easily accessible sustainability checklist for tanneries, wholesalers, fashion brands and retailers to discover how leather production sustainability can be improved. The checklist covers14 different aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Tannery of the Future self-assessment was developed and released by the Dutch CSR Netherlands Foundation, Egbert Dikkers from Smit & zoon, independent leather expert, Hans Both, and Antoinette Gast from Fair-Trade leather importer Tuyu. Since its release in March 2016, the self-assessment tool has been downloaded by 600+ companies and individuals worldwide and has been presented at multiple international leather fairs and conferences.

The TOTF tool will be refined  to replace the LWG ‘Are You Ready for an Audit?’ questionnaire by a dedicated sub-group. The sub-group will ensure the assessment is well-aligned to the LWG principles and vision, whilst remaining a free-to-use educational tool that is accessible to all leather manufacturers.

Recent Updates

 

Tannery of the Future Sub-Group

Company

Nominated Person

Smit & zoon

Egbert Dikkers – Chair

Buckman

Andrew Hudson – TSG Link

Eurofins | BLC

Mark Lucas

Nati Consulting

Viswanathan Munusamy

Deichmann

Dorothea Flockert

ASOS

Beckie Ellis

Hueni

Ralph Arbeid

 

Tentative Timeline
 

March 2019

Announce to
industry

May 2019

Set up TOTF
sub-group

June 2019

Inaugural sub-group
meeting

Aug/Sept 2019

First draft creation &
website development

Sept/Oct 2019

TOTF sub-group
meeting, draft refinements

November 2019

Launch of the refined
TOTF tool

December 2019

Winding up of the 
TOTF Foundation