LWG releases a new version of the Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol – P7.0

The Leather Working Group’s flagship environmental certification is evolving, with the release of an updated auditing standard for leather manufacturers, featuring more robust criteria and new social, traceability and chemical management requirements. After a six-month period, Protocol 7.0 will replace the existing Protocol 6.7 from 22 August 2021, becoming mandatory across all audits of leather…

LightCastle and COEL published ‘Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Leather and Footwear SMEs’ report

LightCastle Partner, in association with Centre of Excellence for Leather Skill Bangladesh Limited (COEL) published ‘ Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Leather and Footwear SMEs’ report. To gauge the impact of the pandemic on leather product and processing factories, LightCastle conducted a survey on 30 factories in the Bhairab and Kishorgonj area during July, 2020. …