At ECCO, we care about our employees and the communities in which we live and work. We continually work to limit the use of chemical substances and minimise their impact on human health and the environment.
Our chemical management ensures that all chemicals and materials in our operations are managed safely and responsibly. We substitute chemicals with products or systems with less environmental impact wherever possible. We minimise the use of chemicals at individual workplaces, train and educate employees in the handling of chemicals and carefully control chemical waste management.
Restriction of Chemical Substances
ECCO maintains a global Restricted Chemical Substances list that meets all consumer and environmental regulations in the markets where ECCO products are sold as well as common industry codes and practices. The list restricts the type of chemical substances that may be contained in our products and sets limits for these substances.
Our requirements define threshold values for chemical substances in leather products, in textiles as well as in plastic and synthetic leather products. The requirements are related to materials and components used for production of shoes, bags and other ECCO accessories. All suppliers are required to comply with this list as a condition of their contracts with us. Compliance to the list is monitored through a comprehensive test program on both materials and complete products.