Leather Working Group (LWG) Audits

What is a Leather Working Group Audit?

A Leather Working Group Audit is an assessment of the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers, against the Leather Working Group environmental auditing standard.


Why conduct a Leather Working Group Audit?

Brands are encouraged to audit their suppliers via the Leather Working Group, to encourage sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry. This naturally has a positive effect for consumers, showing that products with your brand are manufactured in a sustainable way.

Further information on the Leather Working Group.


Eurofins | BLC Consulting & Auditing Services

Rest assured that Eurofins | BLC have the capacity and expertise to conduct a wide range of consultancy and auditing projects, across various material types including leather, textiles, synthetics, and hardware.

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About the Leather Working Group

Set up in 2004, the Leather Working Group standard is the leather industry’s main environmental stewardship standard delivering more confidence in the suppliers that go through the process.

Individuals within Eurofins | BLC are approved to provide audits against the Leather Working Group environmental auditing standard.

The stewardship standard has been developed through industry collaboration between brands, retailers, chemical companies, leather manufacturers, and tanneries.

The audit scope can be found on the Leather Working Group website.


Leather Working Group (LWG) & Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd. (Eurofins | BLC)

LWG and Eurofins | BLC are separate organisations. 

Eurofins | BLC currently are the administrative facilitators of LWG, and therefore Eurofins | BLC and LWG have separate operations. LWG and Eurofins | BLC also have separate memberships. If your company is interested in becoming a member of LWG, you need to visit the LWG website

If your company is interested in becoming a member of Eurofins | BLC, you can view the Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits page here. For more information about Eurofins | BLC, visit our About Us section.


Does my business need to be a member of the Leather Working Group to have an audit?


If your business is a retailer, you just need to pay membership subscriptions to become member. Your suppliers will be audited.

Suppliers, Leather Manufacturers, and Tanneries

If your business is a supplier, leather manufacturer or tannery, you must have an Leather Working Group audit to qualify for Leather Working Group membership.

Further information on the Leather Working Group.

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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