Voluntary Certifications in the Leather Sector
Certifications, marks and labels: a tool to communicate quality and sustainability to the final customer.
The course aims to give some learnings about the schemes that can be applied to the leather sector according to official, voluntary and certifiable (even with accreditation) standards. The course is focused on the added value given to the product, on the guarantees for the customer, who can choose the requirements for his suppliers in a responsible and sustainable way.
The topics: product and process quality, use suitability, origin of leather production (Made in), health of customers and workers in the sector, environmental respect, social accountability and traceability of raw hides/skins.
The topics will be explained by ICEC, the main Certification Institute for the leather sector.
Environmental management systems (UNI EN ISO 14001)
EMAS (environmental statement according to Reg. 1221/2009)
Ecological leather (UNI 11427 leather with a low environmental impact)
PEF and other product environmental certifications (ISO/TS 14067, PEF, Made Green in Italy)
SOCIAL AND ETHICAL AREA
Code of conduct and social accountability UNIC
SA8000 (Social Accountability)
Occupational health and safety management systems (OHSAS18001/UNI EN ISO 45001)
ECONOMIC AND PRODUCT AREA
Quality management systems (UNI EN ISO 9001)
Made in Italy of the leather production (UNI 11239/EN 16484)
Made in Italy of the product (i.e. leather goods, footwear)
Product (finished leather) manufactured according to UNI technical specification/company standard (i.e. UNI 10594 for footwear, UNI 10826 for leather goods)
Traceability of raw materials (hides and skins) (ICEC TS_SC410, ICEC TS_PC412)
Traceability of goods (ICEC TS_PM414)
Laboratories for leather sector (ICEC TS_406)
Chemicals management system (REACh, ZDHC)
ICEC sustainability certification for excellent companies.
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