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.

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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
Seeking LWG Approved Auditors
Due to continued growth, LWG are seeking applications from experienced, independent auditors to join our auditing team. In addition to the standard qualifications and skillset required, fluency in Chinese and/or Italian would be highly desirable, although applications are welcome from all who meet the criteria as set out in the Job Description, Selection and Verification Process and Auditor Terms of Reference.   For more information, please visit our auditor page or download the documents below: LWG Environmental Auditor Job Description LWG Auditor Selection & Verification Process LWG Auditor Terms of Reference LWG Auditor Application...MORE