ECO₂L Energy Controlled Leather

The world’s first label for energy efficiency and CO₂ emissions of a tannery

The German Leather Federation (VDL) offers with the ECO₂L label (energy controlled leather) the world’s first calculation and auditing model for determining the energy efficiency and the CO₂-emission of a tannery. ECO₂L was developed by the Forschungsgemeinschaft Leder (Leather Research Foundation) as an active contribution of a responsible leather industry towards climate protection and as a significant aspect to evaluate a sustainable leather production.

The ECO₂L certificate is assigned by the independant FILK. Auditing is conducted on behalf of FILK by independent, officially appointed auditors.

Ralf Böttcher

Head of Research Organisation

For further information go here: Website ECO2Leather


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