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See more about our approach to traceability in the leather supply chain through LWG certification.

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

The LWG Standards recognize world-leading social certification schemes.

Become a Member

Learn how to join LWG as a brand, retailer, chemical/machinery supplier, agent trader, association or NGO.

LWG Tannery of the Future

Press the button below and go through the Tannery of the Future. Tannery of the Future The LWG Tannery of the Future self-assessment has been supported financially by the Solidaridad…

LWG Leather Trader Standard

# Description 1 Q4 and Q5 added to Section 1. Declaration - Minimum threshold of LWG material traded for the trader to be eligible to…

LWG Commissioning Manufacturer Standard

Audit Scope The LWG Commissioning Manufacturer Audit Standard was designed to asses the production process of a company that does not carry out any of their own manufacturing processes, but rather…

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Fill out the form below to apply to join Leather Working Group. Our membership route is designed for the following company types: Brand & Retailers Supplier (Chemical or Machinery…


LWG offers four different standards for the assessment of different actors within the leather supply chain.

LWG Subcontractor Standard

Introduction Inclusion of requirement for provision of water, energy and VOC values by operation with effect from 1st October 2023. The LWG Subcontractor Audit…

LWG Leather Manufacturer Standard

Change effective from 01/04/2023 (1st April 2023) Leather Working Group will enact a change to the data period required for facilities: Leather manufacturers undergoing their very first audit…