We Are The
Leather Working Group

Welcome to Leather Manufacturers and Traders

Leather Manufacturers are able to join the LWG after having completed a successful LWG audit, conducted by an LWG-approved auditor. Membership to LWG is valid for 24 months. The 2-day audit is an evaluation of a leather manufacturer’s environmental credentials.

Leather Manufacturers

LWG-audited tanneries can be found globally and represent 20% of the world’s production of leather.

Leather Manufacturers
Traders

Traders of part-processed material may join LWG by completing the LWG Trader Assesment.

Traders

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Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

Our objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.

Who
we are

Our objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.

450

Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

Meetings

LWG hosts two annual Main Member Meetings: one in Spring, to coincide with APLF in Hong Kong, and the second in Autumn to coincide with a European leather fair.

Meetings
How We Work

LWG is made up of representative parties from different areas of the product supply chain, including brands, leather manufacturers, technical experts and other industry representatives.

How We Work
Our current members
Latest News
LWG Hong Kong Meeting Cancelled
Following the postponement of APLF until June 2020, the LWG Main Member Meeting will no longer take place in Hong Kong. As an alternative, we are investigation options for relocating the meeting. At present, we are considering holding a Member Meeting in London on the same day (3rd April 2020). As not all members will be able to travel to the UK for this meeting, we would aim to provide access via video conferencing and, post-meeting, we will make the video recording available for members who are unable to attend either in-person or remotely. The timing for the day would remain 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT).  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused as a result....MORE