ICEC updates its traceability schemes ahead of EUDR

ICEC updates its traceability schemes ahead of EUDR

ICEC has been working for years and years on traceability schemes, and more importantly, continues to work on them. The subject remains dynamic, as director Sabrina Frontini explained during the July 4th webinar, and it requires continuous updates to follow both technological and market evolutions. And let’s not forget regulatory ones: the implementation of the EUDR anti-deforestation regulation is expected by December 30th (barring any last-minute news). This is why ICEC, the certification institute of reference for the international leather supply chain, announced updates to the ICEC TS410 and ICEC TS 412 schemes by the end of the year.


“With our traceability schemes, updated to be aligned with the needs of the Leather Traceability Cluster”, says Frontini, “we are providing companies dealing with bovine hides with a solid basis for the due diligence imposed by the EUDR regulation. But the refinement of the schemes will also come in handy for those handling other products and will work as an excellent risk analysis measure.” The updates are being accompanied by the presentation of the slaughterhouses’ database, which was created with the support of external consultants. It consists in a subscription-based mapping of meat processing facilities and companies, which collects public information and makes it usable after proper verification. A cognitive tool available to tanneries and brands”.

Animal Welfare

ICEC, as said by certification manager Chiara Cazzani, offers the tool to conduct a risk analysis related to Animal Welfare, which the entity has developed with the assistance of the University of Milan and on the basis of international standards. “The company that applies for it”, Cazzani concludes, “gets a certificate in two versions. The first one publishes the scores obtained for each requirement, while the second presents only the scores for the three macro-areas (breeding, transport, and stunning) and the total score”.

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