Timeline of our success...
April 2005
LWG Formed at stakeholder engagement meeting in Hong Kong
 
June 2005
First members meeting held at BLC in Northampton
 
June 2005
Executive Committee formed of 4 members
 
Oct 2005
First European meeting held in Bologna, Italy
 
Dec 2005
First draft audit protocol created for pilot
 
Jun 2006
First US meeting held in Portland, Oregon
 
Oct 2006
Protocol Version 1.0 published internally and used for further pilots
 
Jan 2007
Protocol Version 2.0 published
 
April 2007
Protocol Version 3.0 published
 
Oct 2007
Protocol Version 4.0 published (includes improved RSL management)
 
Sept 2010
LWG web-site goes live
 
Dec 2010
Protocol Version 5.0 published (includes traceability and connects the supply chain
 
Jan 2012
Protocol 5.2.3 published ( includes requirement to assess sub contractors)
 
Jun 2012
LWG registered as not for profit organisation
 
Jan 2015
Protocol 6.0 published ( includes simpler scoring, stronger housekeeping assessment, minimum score
 
April 2016
Executive Committee increased to 9 companies to reflect growing membership LWG reviews and endorses ZDHC leather MRSL
 
Oct 2016
Trader Protocol Version 1.0 launched to assess material traders
 
Jan 2017
Chemical Management Module (CMM) Version 1.0 launch date set
 
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Sept 2010
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Jan 2012
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Jan 2015
April 2016
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Jan 2017