1 July 2022
Version 7.2.2 of the LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit Standard becomes available as of July 1, 2022.
The LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit Standard is the Leather Working Group's flagship auditing protocol, designed to holistically assess the environmental, social and governance of leather manufacturers across the leather supply chain. The audit standard comprises a rigorous assessment across 17 sections, including a facility's energy and water usage, management of waste, effluent and chemicals, as well as health and safety, traceability, and a recently introduced social audit recognition.
On July 1, 2022, LWG published Version 7.2.2 of the LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit Standard, replacing the existing Version 7.2.1. The new version makes some changes in the section on restricted subtances testing. See the table below for more details.
|Scope||Removal of requirement for exemption requests to be submitted to the TSG|
|Introduction||Scoring for awards: Additional clarification on the application of threshold questions to subcontractors assessed using this protocol|
|Q13||Levels of testing and points awarded revised|
|Q13||Threshold for Gold medal rating removed|
|Q14||Threshold for Gold medal rating removed|
Existing LWG members can download a copy of the LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit Standard on our website to access the most up to date version of the standard. Non-members can download a sample document and request access to the full documentation.