Here are five leather certifications you should know about
(1) Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)
ZDHC specialises in reducing the number of hazardous chemicals discharged into water supplies. The ZDHC supports consumers, brands and society by advocating better chemistry. Thus, creating safer products for consumers, as well as better working conditions for its people.
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(2) Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector (ICEC)
Supported by UNIC Italy, The Code of Conduct and Social Accountability tool from ICEC is an instrument that highlights the principles of how tanneries around the world can adhere to best practice, and responsibly conduct their business activities.
(3) Leather Working Group (LWG)
LWG is a multi-stakeholder group that develops and maintains protocols, assessing the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers.
Read more: https://www.leatherworkinggroup.com/
(4) Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
The Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB) applies the tripod of sustainability concept in which a tanning industry's results are considered in economic, environmental, and social terms. The certification ensures the use of sustainable processes within the production chain of Brazilian leathers.
Read more: https://cicb.org.br/cscb/en
(5) LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®
A certification and testing system for leather and leather goods across all production levels, including accessory materials. The certification supports companies along the supply chain by implementing high human-ecological product safety.