Leather Workgroup Program

Mission statement

The objective of this multi-stakeholder group is to develop and maintain a protocol that assesses the compliance and environmental performance of tanners and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices with in the footwear leather industry.

The group seeks to improve the tanning industry by creating alignment on environmental priorities, bringing visibility to best practices and providing suggested guidelines for continual improvement. It is the group's objective to work transparently, involving suppliers, brands, retailers, leading technical experts within the leather industry, NGOs, academic institutions and other stakeholder organisations.

Benefits of the group
- Offers the use of guidelines, consistent across the tanning industry
- Provides regular dialogue and updates with industry peers and leather experts
- Demonstrates public commitment towards environmental protection
- Gives access to a list of audited tanneries (voluntary listing)

Environmental Audit Certificate for CPL

LWG Environmental Audit Summary Report in October year 2013