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LWG Audit Protocol 7 now mandatory

The latest version of the Leather Working Group’s (LWG) audit standard, the Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol 7, is live and mandatory for tanneries as of August 22, 2021.


Jean Marie Canan joins Lectra’s board

The French technological solutions provider has appointed Jean Marie Canan as a new Director for a period of four years. Canan also becomes a member of Lectra’s Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Strategic Committee. This appointment follows the agreement reached for Lectra’s acquisition of Gerber Technology.


100% deforestation free leather among LWG’s future goals

The Leather Working Group has put deforestation free leather as one of its key objectives and is working collaboratively with NGOs such as the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) on achieving this goal. Limited traceability and exposure to deforestation will therefore start to negatively impact its scoring.