The Leather Working Group consistently strives to encourage environmental improvement in the leather industry and are proud to have contributed to the below statistics.  LWG monitor and benchmark on our members’ behalf to demonstrate the effectiveness of the group.

Approximate number of leather manufacturers under certification 350

Approximate volume of leather covered by the certification 3 billion ft2

Approximate percentage of finished leather as a proportion of world production 15%
 

Approximate volume of wet blue under certification 2.5 billion ft2
 

Approximate volume of wet blue with Grade A traceability 1.9 billion ft 2

Average water reduction by category C leather manufacturers over 4 audits 35%
 

Average water reduction by category D leather manufacturers over 4 audits 30%

Average energy reduction by category C leather manufacturers over 4 audits 48%

Average energy reduction by category D leather manufacturers over 4 audits 33%

Average water saved by the LWG rated leather manufacturers each year 12.1 billion litres

Average energy saved by the LWG rated leather manufacturers each year 775 Megawatts

Average of 450 LWG Global members