We Are The
Leather Working Group

Welcome to Suppliers

Our supplier members include:  Chemical Suppliers, Machinery Suppliers, Technology Suppliers and Agent Traders

Membership of the LWG offers the opportunity to directly understand the environmental objectives set by the brands and the pressures on the leather sector through third parties. 

Other benefits of membership include:
1. Input and representation for the suppliers during the process
2. Involvement in a forum that supports the promotion of continual improvement in environmental performance
3. The opportunity to network and effect positive change in conjunction with industry peers

Chemical Suppliers, Machinery Suppliers and Technology Suppliers - please click here for our Membership Proposal Pack

Agent Traders - please click here for our Membership Proposal Pack

For more information about routes to membership for Traders, please click here

950+

Leather Manufacturers
& Traders

Our objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.

Who
we are

Our objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.

950+

Leather Manufacturers
& Traders

Join us today

The LWG is a non-profit organisation, and our membership is made up of both subscription members and audited members. We are a multi-stakeholder, community-led initiative, and welcome the input and engagement from all of our members to drive us forward. We also collaborate with other key organisations and look to align, draw on each other's strengths, and avoid duplication of efforts where possible. 

Subscription members fund all of the work that we do, and includes brands, suppliers, associations and certain traders (who cannot currently be audited). We rely on these subscriptions to do the work that we do.

Audited members include leather manufacturers, traders, sub-contractors, and commissioning manufacturers. The route to membership is through an audit. The LWG is not funded through audits.

Please explore the links below to find out more.

Events

Sign-up for one of our meetings or webinars - or access a recording or presentation from a previous event here.

Events
How We Work

LWG is made up of representative parties from different areas of the product supply chain, including brands, leather manufacturers, technical experts and other industry representatives.

How We Work
Our current members
Latest News
LWG attends 2021 Sustainable Leather Forum
On Monday 13 September 2021, the Leather Working Group team attended the third annual Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris, France.   Hosted by the Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) at Palais Brongniart, the event brought together over 250 individuals representing major manufacturers, brands, certifications and other related organisations to discuss the future of the leather industry.    The event covered topics related to sustainable and responsible leather production and consumption, such as:  Veganism and animal welfare  Deforestation, carbon footprint and Leather Life Cycle...MORE