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 Offers Two New Training Workshops
Since 2005, the Leather Working Group (LWG) has promoted environmental best practice across the whole supply chain of the leather industry through a range of auditing tools. Due to the growing scope of the group, LWG launched a training programme in 2019 comprised of workshops and digital content. Following the provision of the first two training workshops in 2019, LWG has now developed new modules focused on audit preparation and chemical management. Two half-day workshops based on the new modules will be held at the Park Hyatt hotel in Chennai, India on Sunday 2nd February 2020. The morning workshop will focus on the LWG Audit Preparation training module, designed to educate...MORE