INESCOP. Footwear Technological Institute, Elda (Spain)

INESCOP, Technological Institute for Footwear and Related Industries, is an independent organization of scientific-technical services aimed at companies in the footwear sector and related industries like tannery’s sector.
INESCOP has been working for forty years on satisfying the needs of the industries in these sectors, with regards to the carrying out of tests, quality control, studies of materials, the development and implantation of new technologies, training, information and documentation, the Environment, industrial design, fashion and applied investigation.
Specifically, the Environmental Department at INESCOP develops different activities within the environmental field offering its services with the aim to provide a comprehensive solution to companies in the footwear sector and similar sectors: Environmental Management Systems, Clean Tanning Technologies, atmospheric and noise emissions, Ecological Labelling, sewage, industrial waste and training for the companies.
INESCOP has experience in the research and development of new techniques aimed at reducing the environmental impact of activities carried out within the footwear sector and related industries. 
Amongst these techniques, reusing tanning baths, using new tanning methods as an alternative to chrome tanning or the production of footwear components using renewable resources stand out. 

IPS (Instytut Przemyslu Skórzanago, Oddzial w Krakowie) Cracow, Poland


IPS is a public body aimed at supporting and assisting entrepreneurs from the light industry to enhance their effectiveness and help to protect their competitive position. Increasing environmental awareness and more and more strict environmental legislation, the ecology is one of the most important aspects of their activity.

This activity is led on several levels. The first level is a R&D activity in the field of new, eco-friendly-technologies. In the last 10 years, over 15 new technologies have been developed and implemented into

CGS (C.G.S. di Coluccia Michelle & C. sas.). Pisa, Italy

CGS is a private commercial body with twenty-year expertise in the fields of Applied Research, Industrial Consulting and Civil Engineering. Since its establishment in 1990, CGS’ working strategy has consisted in accomplishing interventions to reduce the traditional gap between research and industry.
Although the interest of CGS is directed towards a large range of sectors, it particularly aims at extremely topical problems. Regarding the various solutions, the company systematically examines answers which are characterised