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 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.

350

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
Sign up for the LWG Webinar on Marketing Claims
Join the Leather Working Group's next webinar focused on the new LWG Claims Framework on 10th December 2020. LWG is pleased to offer a webinar to our Brand and Retailer Members on the newly launched LWG Claims Framework. The framework has been designed as a guide on how to make accurate claims about membership to LWG and a product level. We introduce our members to the following: Suggested wording for claims General membership claims On-product claims (both via physical tags and e-commerce) Retailer-specific claims process Approval process & turnaround times The LWG Claims Framework will officially go into use as of 1st April 2021, with a 6-month introductory...MORE