We Are The
Leather Working Group

Welcome to Brands and Retailers

Our Brand members have immediate access to an established environmental auditing system that has been developed by the worlds’ leading centre of excellence for the leather industry in conjunction with several major brands and their tanner suppliers.

Other membership benefits include:
1. Reduced manpower and cost requirements to conduct environmental audits
2. In depth assessment and measurement of the tanner’s technical/environmental process and the ability to define improvement
3. A mechanism that supports the promotion of continual improvement in environmental performance
4. Demonstration of your brand’s commitment to environmental protection

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

LWG expects any brands or suppliers that wish to use the LWG protocol to assess their leather supply chain to be fully engaged, paid up members of the Leather Working Group.

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 & WWF strengthen collaboration to address environmental & social concerns in the leather industry
Northampton, UK — 8 October 2021: The Leather Working Group (LWG) welcomes World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as member of the group, strengthening their partnership and ability to create effective change to the ESG practices of the leather industry.  As part of the LWG’s continued mission to holistically improve the impact of the leather supply chain, the multi-stakeholder group has established a formal partnership with WWF, a globally renowned NGO. The collaboration will combine the two organisations’ efforts and maximize their impact on a...MORE