LWG to discuss audit procedures and protocols in New York workshop

United States
Published:  13 June, 2019

The Leather Working Group (LWG) will hold a half-day training workshop that covers the ‘Fundamentals of the LWG protocol’. Taking place in New York on July 15, it is part of the framework of the LWG Environmental Protocol education suite.

The workshop aims to enlighten delegates from the leather supply chain about the main LWG protocol and how it integrates into producer environmental management systems. The first session will focus on the parts of the LWG audit that show the intent of the tanner to protect the environment, the competency of the employees to understand the importance of environmental protection and the leather producer’s understanding of the final customer’s needs. The second session will look at how the LWG protocol handles the traceability of raw material, the handling of data, the heart of the environmental management system and the company’s general approach to the prevention of restricted substances. The chemical management module will also be discussed.

The operational elements of the tannery, namely the use of energy, water, and other resources, as well as issues on legal environmental compliance, are also on the agenda, alongside a brief presentation on the process controls used in the beamhouse, dyehouse, and finishing. The LWG hopes that brands, retailers, traders, producers (tanners and manufacturers) will attend the event and engage with the LWG protocol. “The workshop is relevant and important to any member of the leather supply chain from the farm to the retail arena. It is a must attend for anyone who is a bit unclear on what the main LWG protocol means”, said the LWG.

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