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

750+

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.

750+

Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

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
How the LWG is actively working to improve traceability in the leather supply chain
Learn more about how the Leather Working Group is actively working to improve traceability within the leather supply chain. 19 April 2021— For Immediate Release Download a PDF Copy Transparency and traceability within supply chains are critical, it allows actors positioned in different points in the value chain to have assurances that materials are responsibly sourced, with socio-environmental safeguards required by the marketplace, and they can provide their customers with reliable sustainability claims. Enhanced transparency and full traceability of all types of raw materials is a fundamental building block to ensure that inappropriate exploitation of...MORE