We Are The
Leather Working Group

Welcome to Leather Manufacturers and Traders

Leather Manufacturers can join the group by having an LWG audit conducted by an approved auditor, LWG audits/membership remain valid for 24 months depending on the award. The audit generally takes 2 days on-site and is a comprehensive evaluation of a leather manufacturer’s environmental credentials. The audit is conducted against the LWG's Protocol  and if the leather manufacturer performs well they achieve a medal rating and are promoted on the LWG website. The audit is also recognised and favoured by dozens of Global Brands.

Leather Manufacturers

Leather Working Group audited tanneries can be found globally and represent 20% of the world’s production of leather.

Leather Manufacturers
Traders

The LWG Assessment Protocol for Traders of part-processed material  has been developed and refined over two years as the natural progression to allow part-processed material trader LWG members to fully engage in the LWG Programme.  

Traders

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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

The Leather Working Group is made up of representative parties from different areas of the product supply chain including major brands, tanners, technical experts and other industry representatives. An Executive Committee is elected from the membership of the LWG by its members.

How We Work
Our current members
Latest News
LWG & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Leather Working Group has published an online briefing on the goals, activities and collaborations of the group which fall under the remit of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Agreed in 2015, the United Nations created the 17 SDGs to serve as a call to action for individuals, organisations and nations to address major global challenges.

Visit the new webpage on LWG & the UN Sustainable Development Goals for more information on how LWG is contributing to the SDGs.