Case Study

Case Study


Client name: deichmann

Industry: Apparel & Textile

Profile: Europe's largest retailer of footwear and accessories. 

Business challenge: Assuring that finished footwear products from third-party manufacturers meet regulatory requirements as well as the company’s exacting standards regarding the use of restricted chemicals and other substances that could be harmful to consumers. 

Our solution:

  • Restricted Substances List (RSL) monitoring and testing for most of the company’s contract manufacturers.
  • Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) certification for Deichmann's suppliers, consistent with the company's long-standing commitment to social responsibility.
  • TÜV SÜD “Tested for Fit” Certification Mark for children's shoes, assuring consumers that the shoes they bought for their children are reliably-sized.

Business benefit:

  • Ensure that Deichmann retail stores continuously provide consumers with an ever-changing array of quality footwear products that have been tested for safety.
  • Timely assessment of finished products, reducing time to market.


Related Services: Restricted Substances List RSL Testing | Business Social Compliance Audit (BSCI) | Chemical Analysis & Testing


Consumer Products and Retail Essentials

Consumer Products & Retail Essentials

Consumer trust is key when you manufacture or retail products that are part of everyone’s daily life

Learn more

Water Security

Chemical Management & Detox

Chemical data management and the PDCA cycle.

Learn more

Chemical requirements testing for footwear products
White paper

Footwear testing

Summary of the key regulations regarding the use of chemicals in footwear products.

Learn more

Safety Gauge 2017: Footwear

Safety Gauge 2017: Footwear Segment report

Find out where businesses and consumers stand

Learn more

View all resources

Next Steps

Site Selector