I.CE.C - Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector

The reference for leather sector certifications

Certification of companies’ sustainability


Certification applicable to

  • c - Tanneries
  • m - Leather manufacturing companies
  • p - Sub-contractors (es. terzisti, chimici, produttori di tecnologie)

This attestation is aimed at freely promoting sustainability and excellence and at enhancing the commitment of the companies owing at least one ICEC active certification in each of the three under defined areas.

The attestation can be issued to the companies which write and display to ICEC a specific synthetic document called “Sustainability bill or policy”, where they describe their commitment to sustainability, based on the certifications in their possession. All the companies which obtained this attestation are in the certified companies database.

To download the 2015 tanning sector sustainability report: click here


AREA 1 - Environmental sustainability

  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (UNI EN ISO 14001)
  • EMAS (environmental declaration according to EU Reg. 1221/2009)  
  • ECO-LEATHER (UNI11427 Leather with a low environmental impact)

AREA 2 - Ethic and social sustainability

  • UNIC CODE OF CONDUCT AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY 
  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (OHSAS18001)

AREA 3 - Product and economic sustainability

  • QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (UNI EN ISO 9001)
  • MADE IN ITALY OF LEATHER PRODUCTION (EN 16484)  
  • MADE IN ITALY OF PRODUCT REALIZATION (I.E. OF LEATHER GOODS, FOOTWEAR)
  • PRODUCT  (FINISHED LEATHER) CONFORM TO UNI TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION/ CUSTOMER'S STANDARDS (i.e. UNI 10594 for footwear, UNI 10826 for leather goods)
  • TRACEABILITY OF RAW MATERIALS (LEATHERS) (ICEC TS_SC410, ICEC TS_PC412)
  • TRACEABILITY OF PRODUCTS (ICEC TS_PM414)
  • TANNING SECTOR LABORATORIES (ICEC TS_406).  
  • REACh MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (according to UNIC specifications)