Protocol 6.5 is launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Protocol P.6.5 which is available to use from 7th April 2017. The existing protocol, P6.4.1, is still available to be audited against until 1st October 2017 when P6.5 will become mandatory.

The key changes from 6.4.1 to P6.5.2 are contained within the  introduction of the Audit Protocol 6.5.2 on page viii.  There is also an update powerpoint presentation here:  P6.5 update presentation 2017.pdf

Please note that translations of P6.5 will be available soon.



Information Bulletins

With the launch of the Trader Protocol in October 2016 and the introduction of Protocol 6.5 which comes into mandatory effect from 1st October 2017, there are important changes that will have an effect of the scoring for many of our leather manufacturers when the next undergo an audit.  These useful Information Bulletins are designed to help our members understand the changes:


Translations of the LWG Protocol - For Reference Only
Guidance Notes for P6.5

Guidance Notes are designed to be read in conjunction with the Protocol document.  Translated guidance notes will be available soon in Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Comprehensive Guidance Notes for S3 Tannery Data are currently being prepared and will be available soon.