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 Supplier Membership Proposal Pack

Agent Traders - please click here for our Agent Trader Membership Proposal Pack

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

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Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

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.

350

Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

Join us today

Our philosophy on membership is that brands and suppliers fund the group through annual subscriptions, while leather manufacturers are assessed via the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol.

Meetings

LWG hosts two annual Main Member Meetings: one in Spring, to coincide with APLF in Hong Kong, and the second in Autumn to coincide with a European leather fair.

Meetings
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
Sign up for the LWG Webinar on Marketing Claims
Join the Leather Working Group's next webinar focused on the new LWG Claims Framework on 10th December 2020. LWG is pleased to offer a webinar to our Brand and Retailer Members on the newly launched LWG Claims Framework. The framework has been designed as a guide on how to make accurate claims about membership to LWG and a product level. We introduce our members to the following: Suggested wording for claims General membership claims On-product claims (both via physical tags and e-commerce) Retailer-specific claims process Approval process & turnaround times The LWG Claims Framework will officially go into use as of 1st April 2021, with a 6-month introductory...MORE