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1 July 2022

Protocol Update: P7.2.2 released

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.

Section Question Change
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


Restricted Substances

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. 

For queries, related to P7.2.2, please contact our office directly or speak to one of our approved auditors.

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