What is Leather Working Group (LWG) doing to address deforestation in the leather supply chain?
Right now, LWG is working with member companies and NGO partners to address deforestation in the following ways:
Our aim is to achieve deforestation and conversion-free (DCF) leather by 2030
We set up the Traceability Working Group (a sub-group of LWG) to support traceability through developing chain of custody
We published a detailed LWG Traceability Roadmap in 2022 to map out our targets for the future
We are expanding requirements for deforestation due diligence within the LWG audit standards
Partnering with Textile Exchange and other industry stakeholders on a Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather which asks brands to commit to sourcing their bovine leather from deforestation/ conversion-free supply chains by 2030 or earlier.
Discover more about the objectives and expectations of the Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather, a collaborative initiative by Leather Working Group and Textile Exchange, aimed at addressing deforestation and promoting sustainable practices within the leather industry.
Click here to find out about the latest regulations on deforestation.
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