Every day the ECCO Code of Conduct and related policies are transformed from paper to practice. Our auditors conduct extensive tours of all areas of a facility, including production, storage, utilities, medical clinics, canteen and dormitories. While they tour facilities, auditors point out examples of best practice and areas of improvement.
Our operations are also audited by external organisations such as the Leather Working Group, the most important environmental audit in the leather industry worldwide. Key areas of assessment include environmental management systems, water usage, energy consumption, air emissions, effluent treatment and waste management. Other external auditors concentrate on issues related to working conditions, such as health and safety, working hours and salaries.