The SLF social audit has been recognised by LWG for meeting the requirements of the LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit protocol

We are delighted to announce that following several review sessions, the SLF Social Audit has been recognised by LWG for meeting the social requirements of the LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol.  In our last post about our SGS auditors, we wrote about how auditing requirements in the leather industry can be confusing and that we are supporting the industry by working with other organisations to provide solutions; this is further evidence of that collaboration. 

We hope to continue to develop our collaborative efforts in the coming months.

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SLF works within the Chartered Quality Institute’s Competency Framework. 

All our auditors abide by the Code of Conduct set out by CQI (Chartered Quality Institute) and IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors).

You can read more on our Auditor Page:  Our Auditing Team

Or you can visit the Chartered Quality Institute / International Register of Certificated Auditors here:  CQI IRCA


Professional Behaviour
1.1. Act ethically with due skill and diligence and with proper regard for professional standards
1.2. Undertake appropriate continuing professional development and record it in an appropriate
1.3. Ensure that any stakeholders who may be affected by their activities are not misled or ill-informed
regarding their level of competence to successfully discharge their responsibilities
1.4. Accept responsibility and accountability for their own professional actions and decisions
1.5. Always act in a way which supports and upholds the reputation of the Quality profession
1.6. Work to ensure that the credibility and reputation of the CQI and all its stakeholders is protected
1.7. Always act honestly in all matters relating to the Institute
1.8. Always co-operate fully with CQI’s rules, policies and processes (including investigation and
resolution of any alleged or actual breaches) of this code of conduct
1.9. Demonstrate sensitivity for the customs, working practices, culture and personal beliefs of others
1.10. Inform the CQI if you have grounds for believing that another member or volunteer is in breach of
this code of conduct.