Textile Exchange releases First Draft of the Leather Impact Accelerator 1.0

Textile Exchange is pleased to announce the release of the first set of Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA) 1.0 draft documents and the launch of the program logo and webpages.

Previously known as the Responsible Leather program, the Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA) enables members of the leather value chain to work towards shared expectations in a coordinated way. It is not a standard; LIA aims to leverage and add value to the work that is already being done through the use of standards benchmarks. The components of the program also provide brands with leather supply chain mapping guidelines, a means to directly support farmers through Impact Incentives, and a framework for making credible claims.

Textile Exchange is looking for input on the draft LIA documents. Stakeholders may share their feedback through the feedback form during the 30-day consultation period, ending on June 5, 2020.

Draft LIA documents for review:
Farm Scope Benchmark Criteria – April 21Verification Manual – April 21 Leather Production Scope Benchmark Criteria – April 28Scheme Management Criteria – May 5Benchmarking Process – May 5 Piloting will soon begin for LIA benchmarking and Impact Incentives. For more information on participating in a pilot, please contact LIA@TextileExchange.org.
Webinar Join Textile Exchange to learn about LIA and how it enables members of the leather value chain to work towards shared expectations in a coordinated way through a set of benchmarks, tools, and guidelines.

This webinar will be presented by the LIA team at Textile Exchange, along with the consultants and lead scope committee members who assisted in the development of the program.
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 4:00 PM CEST   

Please register in advance for this meeting  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Can’t join? No problem! The webinar will be recorded and sent to all registered participants afterwards. It will also be posted on The Hub.