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Audit Tool Examples

Sustainable Leather Foundation has created a suite of tools designed to support the leather value chain in their sustainability journey.  

Our suite of tools comprise:

  1. SLF Audit Standard Report (ASR) – 3 Modules for Environmental, Social and Governance.  Each module can be treated individually or worked on together as one complete package.
  2. SLF Standards and Benchmarks – the foundation upon which the Audit Standard is assessed. These documents should be read in conjunction with the ASR.
  3. Explanatory Notes and Templates – helpful information to support and guide companies in how to answer the audit questions in the ASR.


Examples of these documents can be found below, however, if you are interested in participating as a Foundation Partner and would like to see full versions you will need to register with us first.  

Audit Standard Report (ASR)

Leather manufacturers and associated leather value chain organisations can arrange audits in a tailored way to suit their needs.  For example, if a facility already has environmental certification, they can just request a social audit.  Or perhaps they just need their Animal Welfare and Traceability sections of the Governance module auditing.  Whatever the need, the Foundation can work with you to fill the gaps in your credentials without duplication of effort or cost.  You only pay for what you need. 

Standards & Benchmarks

Environmental Module
Social Module
Governance Module

Our Standards and Benchmarks give the basis upon which our audit is assessed. Our current Standards and Benchmarks list comprises:

FSE2.1 Environmental Management System V1.0

FSE3.1 Environmental Health and Safety

FSE4.1 Environmental Footprint V1.0

FSE5.1 Environmental Input – Land Use V1.0

FSE6.1 Energy Consumption V1.0

FSE7.1 Water Use V1.0

FSE8.1 Raw Materials and Chemicals V1.0

FSE9.1 Energy Efficiency & Equipment & Material V1.0

FSE10.1 Air Pollution V1.0

FSE11.1 Effluent And Water Quality V1.0

FSE12.1 Soil Contamination V1.0

FSE13.1 Solid Waste V1.0

Our Standards and Benchmarks give the basis upon which our audit is assessed. Our current Standards and Benchmarks list comprises:

FSS2.1 Age Of Workers V1.0

FSS3.1 Compulsory Labour V1.0

FSS4.1 Discrimination V1.0

FSS5.1 Corporate Social Responsibility V1.0

FSS6.1 Staff Development And Representation V1.0

FSS7.1 Wages And Benefits V1.0

FSS8.1 Worker Health & Safety V1.0

FSS9.1 Working Hours V1.0

Our Standards and Benchmarks give the basis upon which our audit is assessed. Our current Standards and Benchmarks list comprises:

FSG2.1 Ethical Business Practice V1.0 

FSG3.1 Animal Welfare V1.0

FSG4.1 Traceability, Procurement And Sales V1.0

FSG5.1 Housekeeping V1.0

FSG6.1 BATNEEC BPEO V1.0

FSG7.1 Process Control and QA V1.0

FSG8.1 Chemical Control V1.0

FSG9.1 Restricted Substances (Duty of Care) V1.0

FSG10.1 Occupational Health & Safety V1.0

FSG11.0 Public Relations and Communications V1.0

Explanatory Notes And Templates

The explanatory notes and templates are designed to support with understanding the requirements of our Audit Standard Report (ASR).

There are examples of what a Permits and Licenses Register should look like, and how to create an Aspects and Impacts Register.

There is also information about Restricted Substance Lists and other useful data.

You can click on any of the images to see example documents, however, full versions are only available on registration with the Foundation.  Anyone wishing to reproduce our Standards and Benchmarks or other proprietary information can do so only with permission of the Foundation and referenced acknowledgement.

For more information and to further discuss your requirements, get in touch by emailing info@sustainableleatherfoundation.com.