Textile Exchange is now seeking open feedback on the current versions of four core Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA) documents as part of a comprehensive LIA revision.
Your feedback will help to inform our revision of the LIA this year. We will research your issues submitted during the Open Feedback Period and, in collaboration with the International Working Group, will be creating a draft LIA 1.0 that will also be released for public comment at a later time.
LIA documents for review:
· LIA Deforestation/Conversion-Free (DCF) Protocol (0.2)
· LIA Animal Welfare Standards Benchmark (0.1)
· LIA Leather Production Environmental Standards Benchmark (0.1)
· LIA Leather Production Social Standards Benchmark (0.1)
The revision will also include the LIA traceability guidelines for the farm level and the LIA Impact Incentives requirements. These are currently specified in the Animal Welfare Standards Benchmark (0.1) and the Deforestation/Conversion-Free (DCF) Protocol (0.2).
The revision shall also be strongly linked to the Textile Exchange Climate+ goals.
The Open Feedback Period begins on May 4th, 2022, and closes on June 3d, 2022.
Please visit the Leather Impact Accelerator webpage for more information on LIA and the revision.
Any questions or comments can be directed to LIA@TextileExchange.org.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your feedback!