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Design, manufacture and deliver footwear and leather products that are more attractive to buyers with audit, testing, inspection, compliance services from SGS.

Customer and consumer demands are driving up standards in the footwear and leather supply chain, presenting the industry with a range of challenges in order to remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. Stakeholders are increasingly demanding products that are not only safe and of good quality but also, manufactured in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

From a product safety and quality perspective we conduct tests to verify that products meet the desired global requirements and standards, for example: volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in adhesives, excessive chromium VI in leather and the risk of phthalates in plastic accessories associated with children’s footwear. Environmental and social responsibility concerns are assessed through inspection, audit and certification of production facilities and workers’ occupational health and safety.

Our services:

We offer a comprehensive range of services across the entire footwear and leather supply chain:

  • Footwear and leather product testing
  • ECOSECURE product mark for footwear and leather
  • Mould prevention solution
  • Fitting and sizing services
  • Safety footwear certification
  • Technical consultancy
  • Inspection
  • Government mandated pre-shipment inspection (PSI) for selected emerging markets 
  • Social responsibility solutions
  • Systems and services certification
  • Carbon and energy efficiency solutions
  • Technical audit of footwear and leather factories and tanneries

Why choose footwear and leather products services from SGS?

With a global network of consumer goods experts and testing facilities we are the ideal partner to support your leather and footwear business.

Contact your local SGS office for more information.