Over 1000 Leather Manufacturers Commit to Responsible Production

Over 1000 leather manufacturers have committed to responsible leather production by obtaining Leather Working Group (LWG) certification. 

LWG is a membership organisation that develops audit certification standards to assess the environmental performance of leather manufacturing facilities and promotes responsible practices in the leather supply chain. Globally, a total of 1040 sites have been audited and awarded one of four ratings (audited, bronze, silver, or gold) for complying with the requirements of the LWG global audit standard. 

LWG’s membership has grown rapidly over the past few years, making their goal of a fully responsible leather supply chain a closer reality. The collection of companies working together will drive positive action at scale and amplify their impact.

LWG has seen an increase in the level of engagement and collaboration across all membership sectors, including leather manufacturers, leather traders, subcontractors, commissioning manufacturers, brands and retailers, suppliers, NGOs, and more. 

An update to the Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol including crucial changes to the traceability requirements of the LWG audit will be published later this year.

To connect with an LWG-certified leather manufacturer, visit www.leatherworkinggroup.com