ICEC adheres to ZDHC, “The only institution of global certification specialising in the leather business.”

It is with this claim that ICEC, the Institute of Certification for Quality Tanning Industry, joins ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals), the project for chemistry sustainability of the textile industry and the shoe signed by brand, agencies and associations. The matter “is complicated,” said Frank Michel, the executive director of ZDHC, and requires “a holistic approach”, where the individual players in the fashion industry do not proceed in any order, but join forces and skills for a common purpose: the elimination of hazardous chemicals from the production processes. The entry of ICEC in the project, therefore, is a recognition of the global value of its work. With the Institute of Certification, five more realities join ZDHC bringing to 56 the total number of participants in the project. As evidence of the commitment to quality of Italian leather, also the UNIC (National Union Tanning Industry) was welcomed in ZDHC last October.



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