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 Hosts Member Update Webinar
The Leather Working Group (LWG) hosted an online member meeting on 26th May 2020 to provide member companies with an update on our Covid-19 response, as well as give an overview of the group’s ongoing workstreams and plans for the next few months. Hosted via Zoom, over 180 members registered to attend the webinar, organised to functionally replace the annual Member Meeting in Hong Kong – which was unfortunately cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Several LWG committee members joined the call to speak on various topics, including presentations on the development of Version 7.0 of the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol; conformance to the ZDHC MRSL; the LWG Tannery of...MORE