Leather Working Group

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Leather Working Group is a not-for-profit membership organisation and responsible for the world's premiere leather manufacturing certification. As a multi-stakeholder group, our over 1000 members hail from across the global leather industry, including: - Brands and retailers that sell leather products to consumers - Manufacturers of leather (aka, tanneries) - Traders of part-processed and finished leather - Manufacturers of leather garments, footwear and furniture - Suppliers of chemicals, machinery and testing for the leather industry - Associations within and related to the leather industry.
Since 2005, LWG has identified environmental best practices in the industry and provided guidelines for continual improvement. In fact, we offer a suite of auditing tools to assess the environmental performance of leather manufacturing facilities – and we certify those that meet our standards.