News List

Seeking LWG Approved Auditors

24 October 2019

Due to continued growth, LWG are seeking applications from experienced, independent auditors to join our auditing team. In addition to the standard qualifications and skillset required, fluency in Chinese and/or Italian would be highly desirable, although applications are welcome from all who meet the criteria as set out in the Job Description, Selection and Verification Process and Auditor Terms of Reference.   For more information, please visit our auditor page or download the documents below: LWG Environmental Auditor Job Description LWG Auditor Selection & Verification Process LWG Auditor Terms of Reference LWG Auditor Application...


LWG Regional Meeting in Brazil 2019

22 October 2019

We are pleased to announce that the next LWG Regional Meeting will take place in Brazil on Wednesday 6th November 2019, from 9am to 4pm at the Locanda Hotel in Novo Hamburgo.

The meeting will provide an update on LWG's most recent workstreams, feature external speakers on traceability and offer information on the LWG Trader Audit Protocol.

Visit our meeting registration page to view the agenda or register your attendance.


LWG Launches 'Tannery of the Future - Are You Ready for an Audit?' Self-Assessment

10 October 2019

The Leather Working Group (LWG) is pleased to announce the launch of the 'Tannery of the Future - Are You Ready for a Audit?' self-assessment questionnaire. The collaboration between LWG and the Tannery of the Future (TOTF) foundation was announced at the LWG Member Meeting in Hong Kong in March 2019.  The original Tannery of the Future Sustainability Checklist was designed as an awareness tool, particularly focused on providing information to smaller tanneries in less developed countries. By bringing TOTF into the LWG programme, the checklist has been integrated into the existing LWG 'Are You Ready for an Audit?' questionnaire and relaunched as a...


LWG Signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNIC

08 October 2019

Following nine months of meetings and discussions, Leather Working Group (LWG) are delighted to confirm that we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNIC, the Italian National Tanning Association, on Friday 4th October 2019. Italy is an important sector of the global leather industry and LWG has a significant Italian membership, including around 50 leather manufacturers and trading companies, as well as machinery and chemical suppliers.  This new, more collaborative, relationship with UNIC will benefit the Italian tanning sector as well as our wider membership and we are looking forward to developing joint areas of work where we can strengthen our efforts to...