11 September 2019
Since 2005, the Leather Working Group (LWG) has promoted environmental best practice in the leather industry through the provision of an environmental audit protocol. Due to the ever-growing scope and remit of the group and its auditing tools, LWG has launched the LWG Education Hub, comprising a series of workshops and communications tools, to provide all members of the leather supply chain with a solid understanding of the key concepts that underline LWG and environmental stewardship as a whole.
After the first successful training workshop offered in New York in July 2019, the Leather Working Group is pleased to announce that the next two workshops will be held at the Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda in Milan, Italy on Thursday 3rd October 2019, following the LWG Main Meeting on Tuesday 1st October and running alongside the Lineapelle International Leather Fair.
“We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to learn more about our programme and important environmental considerations within the leather industry,” said Deborah Taylor, LWG Manager. “Through our series of workshops, we aim to facilitate continual improvement through education and information.”
The morning workshop will focus on the ‘Fundamentals of LWG’, a module focused on the Main LWG Environmental Audit Protocol (EAP) and how the programme can impact the day-to-day operations of a leather manufacturer, trader, supplier, or even a brand. The topics discussed will provide an overview on what LWG is and how it can be used to maximise sustainable and environmental good practice within the leather industry.
The afternoon workshop will look in-depth at the LWG Trader Audit Protocol, how it integrates into material traceability management systems as well as how it links into the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol. This session will consider why consumers are concerned about a material’s provenance, the complications that arise throughout the supply chain, how the LWG Trader Audit Protocol facilitates the onward trackability of LWG-origin material, and provide an update on next version of the Trader Protocol, to be introduced at the LWG Main Member Meeting in Milan on 1st October.
Delegates can choose to attend both workshops or just the morning or afternoon session. Lunch will be provided only to delegates attending both workshops.