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  • Leather Working Group (LWG) is an organization whose members are stakeholders, right from tanneries to retailers, in the leather supply chain. The LWG has audit protocols to certify the environmental compliance of its leather manufacturing members – however, it does not certify farms or slaughterhouses. To ensure that leather manufacturers do not procure leather from areas connected to deforestation, the transparency from material to sale is also given importance; it is, however, rated separately from environmental compliance which is the main focus. Ratings: - Audited: Audited members are certified by LWG as they have successfully completed an audit against their LWG audit protocol. It is companies that achieve an average of 50% across the whole audit. - Bronze: Companies that achieve a minimum of 65% in the 11 critical sections and an average of 65% across the whole audit - Silver: Companies that achieve a minimum of 75% in the 11 critical sections and an average of 75% across the whole audit. - Gold: Companies that achieve a minimum of 85% in the 11 critical sections and an average of 85% across the whole audit.


  • The SA8000 Standard – Social Accountability International improves the working condition and well-being for workers, which benefits productivity, stakeholder relationships, market access, etc. The standard is based on internationally recognized standards of decent work, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO conventions, and national laws. The standard does not apply a checklist-style auditing, but a more overall process in terms of social performance. The standard includes the following elements: Child Labor, Forced or Compulsory Labor, Health and Safety, Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Working Hours, Remuneration and Management System. This social responsibility standard is a code of conduct verification and factory certification program that enables manufacturers to demonstrate social compliance to buyers (https://www.paperturn-view.com/supplycompass/supplycompass-certifications-guide?pid=OTM93448&p=39&v=2.1)


  • ISO-9001 is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using this standard helps ensuring that customers get consistent and good-quality products and services.


  • ISO-14001 maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include enhancement of environmental performance, fulfilment of compliance obligations, and achievement of environmental objectives.


  • ISO-45001specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance. Consistent with the organization's OH&S policy, the intended outcomes of an OH&S management system include continual improvement of OH&S performance, fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements, and achievement of OH&S objectives.


  • PAS-7000 has been developed in response to clients around the world requesting a universal standard that would combine supplier profiles, capabilities and performance in order to make informed decisions about whether or not to engage with a potential supply chain partner. The standard helps address these issues and specifies a universal package of supplier information to be shared with supply chain partners. This covers key supplier information, capabilities, and performance which will help buyers trace back & secure their supply chains, mitigate risk and brand reputation and for suppliers to promote their products.


  • REACH stands for “Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals” and is EU’s chemical legislation. REACH is created to improve the protection of the health of people and the environment against the risks that chemicals can make. Also, it improves the competitiveness of the European chemical industry.


  • Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate products and final products at all stages of production. The standard is thus related to the health of the end-consumer. It confirms compliance with laws that control or prohibit certain substances and chemicals.