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Leather Working Group is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the world's leading environmental certification for the leather manufacturing industry. As a multi-stakeholder group, LWG boasts over 1000 members from across the leather supply chain, 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. 

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