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.

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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
LWG attends 2021 Sustainable Leather Forum
On Monday 13 September 2021, the Leather Working Group team attended the third annual Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris, France.   Hosted by the Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) at Palais Brongniart, the event brought together over 250 individuals representing major manufacturers, brands, certifications and other related organisations to discuss the future of the leather industry.    The event covered topics related to sustainable and responsible leather production and consumption, such as:  Veganism and animal welfare  Deforestation, carbon footprint and Leather Life Cycle...MORE