LWG has announced it now accepts membership from industry associations, groups and some NGOs in the form of an ‘Associate Membership’, which will provide eligible members all the same benefits as current members with the notable exception of voting rights. “This is to protect the group from the effects of block voting through associations, which would go against the group’s philosophy of the “one member, one vote” principle”, said the LWG, which hopes that this new inclusive mechanism will encourage all stakeholders in the industry to join the group and contribute to its objectives. For more information: info@leatherworkinggroup.com