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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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

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 Workshop: Fundamentals of LWG
On Monday 15th July, the Leather Working Group (LWG) will hold a training workshop that covers the Fundamentals of the LWG protocol, hosted by Tapestry, Inc. at their New York offices. The workshop will take place from 08:30-12:15, in the morning session ahead of the LWG USA Regional Meeting. Part of the Framework of the LWG Environmental Protocol education suite, this workshop will enlighten a delegate from any part of the leather supply chain about the main LWG protocol and how it integrates into producer environmental management systems.  In the first session, the focus will be on the parts of the LWG audit that show the intent of the leather producer to protect...MORE