Certification applicable to
The search for transparency of the market also concerns the degree of control that tanneries have on their supplies, including knowledge of the countries of origin of the raw materials (skins), slaughterhouses and farms from which they come.
To this scope, ICEC has prepared two certification variants, each applicable to farmed or wild species and to split leathers :
In both schemes the relative rating is defined. It specifies the degree of traceability of the raw materials upstream of the tannery, calculated considering the products subject to certification and the documented and verifiable information related to them.
The certificate specifies a rating (score) and a summary judgment (sufficient, good, very good, excellent) that expresses the level of control that the tannery has on what it purchases, in terms of traceability of the skins (countries and names of the slaughterhouses and farms). The final rating is calculated by mapping all raw material purchase orders over 12 months.
The technical specifications of reference are the property of ICEC. They are distributed only in a controlled manner and upon request. Technical specifications and certification regulations are also available in English.
The certification schemes are applicable to any tannery, regardless of the production cycle that is carried out (it can be applied to producers of finished leather or even semi-finished products), and the certification is applicable in Italy and also in European or non-EU countries with qualified inspectors ICEC.
All the companies certified by ICEC are in the certified companies database