News List

New Information Bulletin Released - Guidance for the Prevention of CrVI

08 May 2018

We are pleased to publish our latest information bulletin on guidance for the prevention of Chrome VI in leather manufacturing. 

You can access the information bulletin here:

Information Bulletin 6 - Guidance for Tanners on prevention of Cr VI

All our Information Bulletins are available in the Main Protocol section of the website here: 


Gold Award for T M Abdul Rahman & Sons

10 May 2018

Congratulations to T M Abdul Rahman & Sons for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.

Gold Award for Union for Leather SLU

10 May 2018

Congratulations to Union for Leather SLU for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.

Gold Award for Huizhou Xubo Leather Co Ltd

10 May 2018

Congratulations to Huizhou Xubo Leather Co Ltd for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.

Audit Expiry Dates

11 April 2018

For leather manufacturers undergoing a re-audit, there are a number of guidelines for you to remember: The audit expiry date is taken from the first day of the audit, i.e. if the audit takes place on 1st and 2nd January 2018, the audit expiry date will be 1st January 2020. All audit results are valid for 24 months. Certification remains valid over this timescale unless evidence becomes available to suggest that the audit result is no longer valid. A tannery being re-audited in the month preceding the certification expiry date will be issued with a certificate valid from the current expiry date. A tannery re-audited in the month following certification expiry will...

Gold Award for Vinit Gloves Manufacturing PVT. LTD.

03 May 2018

Congratulations to Vinit Gloves Manufacturing PVT. LTD. for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.

Gold Award for Guangxi Qinhou China H K Leather Co Ltd

02 May 2018

Congratulations to Guangxi Qinhou China H K Leather Co Ltd for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.

Hong Kong Round Up - March 2018

21 March 2018

LWG had a busy but productive week in Hong Kong starting with APLF 2018 from 14-16 March.  We spoke with over 50 companies, some existing members, others prospective new members and we received enquiries from across the supply chain - from leather manufacturers, brands, machinery suppliers, chemical suppliers, trade publications and auditors and consultants.  New literature had been prepared for the fair and you can find copies here:  Information Documentation We are now in the process of sending information out to everyone who came to the stand and are pleased to report the success of exhibiting there this year.   Friday 16th March saw our LWG...

LWG at this year's APLF!

01 March 2018

This year for the first time, Leather Working Group will have a stand at APLF which is being held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 14th-16th March 2018.  Please come and visit us at stand: 1E A17/UK APLF is the one of the world’s leading leather trade shows where a huge range of leather and components can be found.  APLF is positioned for the sourcing of leathers further “downstream” or related to the manufacturing industries of leather goods and mid to high quality footwear.  Strategically located in Hong Kong, APLF offers a professional business platform where suppliers can meet thousands of international...

LWG Regional Meeting - India 2018

11 February 2018

Two of the LWG team - Adam Hughes, Facilitator, and Deborah Taylor, Project Manager, travelled to India on 1st February 2018 to spend a short time visiting some of our member leather manufacturers in the Chennai area, before hosting a Leather Working Group Regional Meeting at the Park Hyatt, Chennai on Saturday 3rd February 2018. This was the second regional meeting to be held in Chennai and again we had a really positive reception with interesting discussion amongst the delegates.   On Friday 2nd February, Rathnam Leather and Alina Pvt opened their doors and showed us their facilities.  It was interesting to see the pride with which both companies operate and we...

LWG Review of Waste Water Limits

15 February 2018

Please click the link to read about LWG's review of Waste Water Limits

LWG Review of Waste Water Limits

Calendar of events

15 January 2018

We are pleased to publish the list of LWG events for the upcoming year:

To view a downloadable calendar, click here:  LWG 2018 Calendar