For leather made in Italy
For leather "full cycle"
AAccreditation ACCREDIA N° 34B
Certification applicable to
Because of the interest of the tanneries to promote the “Italian production” of their leathers, the European Standard UNI EN 16484 “Leather – requirements for the determination of the origin of leather production” was published. This standard replaces Italian Standard UNI 11239. ICEC goes on to issue product certification according to this standard, requiring a whole integration between “origin denomination of finished leather” and a system that guarantees the quality management (e.g. ISO 9001).
To define a leather as “Italian” (leather products in Italy) in conformity with the international Non Preferential Rules of Origin, at least the last substantial economically justified process has to be carried out in Italy:
If the finishing takes place in a different country than the retanning – fatliquoring -dyeing, then it shall be separately indicated (e.g. “Italian leather finished in France” or “French leather finished in Italy”)
The place of origin of the raw material is not important.
The tanneries that carry out the whole cycle in Italy (from rawhide to finished leather) can use the wording “leather from Italy – full cycle”.
The product certification issues by ICEC in conformity with UNI EN 16484 standard, is accredited by ACCREDIA (accreditation no. 034 B).
Also the customers of the certified tanneries can share to use certified Italian leathers through a traceability scheme with special labels, uniquely numbered, to be put on leather products such as shoes, bags, sofas, belts and leather apparels.
All the companies certified by ICEC are in the certified companies database