Are you ready for an LWG audit?
Question 1
General facility details
No
Yes
  • Does your facility have a specific manufacturing facility?
  • Is your company a leather manufacturer?
  • Can you provide the exact geo reference number for your site?
Question 2
Operating Permits
No
Yes
  • Do you have all the required operating permits, are they up to date and do you comply with them?
Question 3
Tannery Data
No
Yes
  • f you process from raw, do you manage the use of chrome and can you produce an accurate mass balance for the chrome in leather and waste materials?
  • If you buy semi processed material do you source the majority of the material from LWG rated sources?
Question 4
Traceability
This will not affect your LWG rating but it will help you in other areas.
No
Yes
  • Can you trace your material back to the slaughterhouse or do you have a system for marking individual hides or skins to identify the exact source?
Question 5
Environmental Management Systems
No
Yes
  • Do you have a documented, effective and active environmental management system, either an in-house system or third party verified?
  • Have you conducted an “Aspects and Impacts Analysis” as part of your EMS?
Question 6
Restricted Substances
No
Yes
  • Do you have RSL specifications for all your customers and are they up to date?
  • If your customers don’t have a specification do you have your own?
  • Do you conduct third party testing of your production?
  • In the event of an RSL failure do you have a procedure for a corrective action plan with evidence?
Question 7
Energy Consumption
No
Yes
  • Do you measure your energy consumption per unit area of material produced?
Question 8
Water Usage
No
Yes
  • Do you meter the water in and out of your manufacturing facility?
  • Do you measure the water usage per unit area of material produced?
Question 9
Air Emissions
No
Yes
  • Have you created an air emissions inventory (a detailed record of all emission points)?
  • Are there functioning emission control devices on very exit point?
  • Do you conduct any unregulated burning or incineration on site?
  • Do you have a full VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) inventory for all chemicals used on site?
Question 10
Waste Management
No
Yes
  • Do you have a documented waste management procedure?
  • Have you created a full list of all wastes created on-site and their disposal route?
  • Are all your waste disposal agents licensed by the authorities, and is all the waste including barrels disposed of legally?
  • Are any wastes stock-piled on site?
  • If waste is used as fuel on site, has it been tested for gaseous emissions and contaminant residues in burnt material?
Question 11
Effluent Treatment
No
Yes
  • Is all the waste water treated to meet legal requirements, either in your own site or in a third party CETP or METP?
  • Do you or your third party measure the following waste water parameters at least four times per year?
    • BOD
    • COD
    • Suspended Solids
    • Nitrogen (Kjeldahl or Ammonia)
    • Chromium VI
  • If the facility irrigates using waste water has this been tested and approved by a third party or relevant expert?
Question 12
Emergency Plans
No
Yes
  • Where VOC is present has a work place VOC exposure assessment been conducted?
  • Where relevant (beamhouse and waste water) has a hydrogen sulphide risk assessment been undertaken?
  • Are Hydrogen Sulphide detectors present in high risk areas like the beamhouse and waste water treatment plants?
Question 13
Housekeeping
No
Yes
  • Is the site clean and tidy?
  • Are walkways clearly marked and free of obstruction and trip hazards?
  • Is work in progress neatly stored in marked areas?
  • Are chemicals stored in an orderly manner?
  • Are machines cleaned and maintained?
  • Are the moving parts of machines guarded?
  • Is protective equipment provided and worn by the staff?
  • Is electrical wiring and distribution boxes safely secured?
Question 14
Manufacturing Processes
No
Yes
  • Are manufacturing processes documented and controlled?
  • Is process critical measuring equipment maintained and calibrated regularly?
  • Are staff adequately trained and inducted?
Question 15
Beamhouse Processes
No
Yes
  • Are manufacturing processes documented and controlled?
  • Is process critical measuring equipment maintained and calibrated regularly?
  • Are staff adequately trained and inducted?
Question 16
Post Tanning Processes
No
Yes
  • Are manufacturing processes documented and controlled?
  • Is process critical measuring equipment maintained and calibrated regularly?
  • Are staff adequately trained and inducted?
Question 17
Finishing Processes
No
Yes
  • Are manufacturing processes documented and controlled?
  • Is process critical measuring equipment maintained and calibrated regularly?
  • Are staff adequately trained and inducted?
Question 18
Complaints and Public Relations
No
Yes
  • Are odours and noise measured and is there a complaints procedure?
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Thank you for completing the questionnaire. You have answered "No" to one or more of the required elements for a successful audit and your company should implement these elements before requesting an audit. If you require any assistance or advice please email info@leatherworkinggroup.com for more information.


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