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INSPECTAN: Environmental Inspection Guidelines for the Tanning Industry

  • Number: 2004/14
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2004
  • Lead Country: Italy

  • Project team countries:
    France, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Spain.

  • Participating countries:
    France, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Spain.

Executive Summary

The main objective of INSPECTAN is to provide a set of inspection guidelines based on the knowledge of the industrial cycle and of the environmental impacts of the tanning industry.

Project description

The present report originates from the results of a questionnaire, discussed in meetingsheld over the interval October 2004 – June 2005. The discussion concentrated on theeconomics; the production processes; laws and regulations; inspection procedures. The report is conceived as a tool for the public bodies involved in controls and inmonitoring activities on the tanning industry. To this end it collates the experiences ofseveral European contexts of the leather and tanning industry.