The WHL attends to the common ideological and economic interests of its members towards national and international authorities as well as other business associations. It also represents its members in national and international business associations. Furthermore the WHL looks after its members through professional information and advice on all matters falling within its field of activity.
The association has member companies involved in the trade of hides and skins, leather, by-products and related logistic services. Those companies are informed about important developments, results and data as well as being provided with expert information of fundamental importance for the industry and current issues, for example through circular letters.