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 and finished material may join LWG by completing the LWG Trader Audit.

Traders

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Leather Manufacturers
& Traders

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.

950+

Leather Manufacturers
& Traders

Events

Sign-up for one of our meetings or webinars - or access a recording or presentation from a previous event here.

Events
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
Li Auto joins Leather Working Group as the first Chinese automotive manufacturer
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom — 23 May 2022: Li Auto becomes the first China-based car brand to join Leather Working Group and the third automotive manufacturer member committed to responsible leather sourcing.  As a leader in China’s new energy vehicle market, Li Auto joins Leather Working Group (LWG) to affirm its commitment to sourcing responsible and sustainable leather. Innovation drives sustainable development at Li Auto, who design, develop, manufacture, and sell premium smart electric vehicles, providing families with safe, convenient, and refined products. Delivering over 90,000 vehicles to the Chinese marketplace in 2021, Li Auto places great importance on the...MORE
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