Welcome to the news section. Here you will find recent updates from the Leather Working Group and details of audit awards for leather manufacturers.



News List

LWG Approved Auditors Required

18 September 2017

Due to the continued growth in membership and increase in scope of the Leather Working Group, we are recruiting for 2 additional LWG Approved Auditors. More information can be found on the "Our Auditors" page here:  Our Auditors. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th October 2017.  All completed application forms, accompanied by a CV, should to forwarded to Deborah at: deborah@leatherworkinggroup.com  


Important Information Bulletins for Members

17 May 2017

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 on the scoring for many of our leather manufacturers when they next undergo an audit.  These useful Information Bulletins are designed to help our members understand the changes that will come into effect in October. You can access these bulletins by clicking here:  Information Bulletins


Hydrogen Sulphide in the Tannery - New Policy Document Available

25 July 2017

A new Policy Document has been published on the dangers of hydrogen sulphide in tanneries.  The document can be found under "Other Documents" in the Audit Protocol section of the website.  You can also click here to view it now:  http://www.leatherworkinggroup.com/contentfiles/LWG-449.pdf  


LWG Chemical Management Module

08 June 2017

The LWG Chemical Management Module (CMM) was launched in Hong Kong at our member meeting on 1st April 2017.  This CMM is currently a voluntary stand alone audit module which can be added to a leather manufacturer's existing audit (if the audit has more than 12 months left to run) or arranged to be undertaken at the point of the next main audit. The intention is that the CMM will be integrated into the main audit protocol in the next full upgrade to P7 which is not likely to be before 2019. More information about the CMM and the protocol itself can be found here:  LWG Chemical Management Module  


Successful Trader Audit for Entire Co. Ltd.

22 September 2017

Congratulations to Entire Co. Ltd. on successful completion of their recent Trader Audit. 


Silver Award for Deri 2000 San Tic Ltd Company

22 September 2017

Congratulations to Deri 2000 San Tic Ltd Company for achieving a Silver Award for their recent audit. 


Gold Award for Fujian Jinjiang Baotai Leather Co. Ltd.

21 September 2017

Congratulations to Fujian Jinjiang Baotai Leather Co. Ltd. for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Gold Award for Zhanhua Hongfu Leather Co. Ltd.

20 September 2017

Congratulations toZhanhua Hongfu Leather Co. Ltd. for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Gold Award for A L Leather Co. Ltd.

20 September 2017

Congratulations to A L Leather Co. Ltd. for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Gold Award for Richard Hoffmans Lederfabrik GmbH & Co KG

20 September 2017

Congratulations to Richard Hoffmans Lederfabrik GmbH & Co KG for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Gold Award for Wei Tai Leather Co. Ltd.

20 September 2017

Congratulations to Wei Tai Leather Co. Ltd. for achieving a Gold Medal Award following their recent audit.


Silver Award for Whanam Leather Ind Co Ltd

19 September 2017

Congratulations to Whanam Leather Ind Co Ltd for achieving a Silver Award for their recent audit.