Two more tanneries achieve LWG gold status

The Saigon TanTec plant in Vietnam features solar panels, a wetland area to process waste and wind power to provide energy for the tannery.

The LWG have also recently awarded silver status to Curtiembres Fonesca in Argentina and Tehchang Leather Products in Taiwan.

The objective of The Leather Working 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 within the 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 brands, suppliers, retailers, leading technical experts within the leather industry, NGOs and other stakeholder organisations.

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