SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ Certification

QIMA, through Hansecontrol, offers certification under our SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ program to help glove brands and manufacturers improve their production and chemical management on a step-by-step basis.

SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ Certification

Modern-day consumers are paying more attention to the sourcing practices of apparel and accessories they buy. When it comes to leather products in direct contact with skin, such as gloves, consumers want reliable confirmation that their products are safe, and have been manufactured with the use of sustainable and environmentally sound practices.

The SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ program was designed by QIMA-Hansecontrol chemical management specialists to help glove suppliers, brands and retailers improve chemical management in their supply chain and implement step-by-step corrective action in their production practices.

In addition to providing your consumers with assurance that your gloves are safe and sustainable, the SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ program directly contributes to better chemical management knowledge and skills in the accessories and leather goods industry, through targeted workshops and supplier training.


How is the SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ Test Mark Awarded?

The SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ certification mark represents that your product and production process have been tested for harmful substances, and the production environment has been checked for the use of hazardous chemicals.

The SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ certification follows a two-stage system:

Level 1: SafeGlove Certification

  • Chemical testing for compliance with the minimum requirements of the SafeGlove program:

    • Preliminary testing of raw materials

    • Sampling from ongoing production at 20-30% completion

    • Testing of finished products

  • Certification by Hansecontrol Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH in Hamburg


Level 2: SafeGlove+ Certification

  • All Level 1 (SafeGlove) requirements met

  • Chemical management workshop at the main materials production sites

  • On-site assessment and training at the production site

  • Implementing necessary corrective action within the production cycle (according to a coordinated time schedule)

  • Annual reassessment to confirm corrective actions implemented

  • Wastewater/sludge tests (ZDHC compliance)

  • Certification by Hansecontrol Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH in Hamburg



Why Obtain SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ Certification for Your Product / Production Site?

  • Increased confidence in your brand

  • Greater supply chain visibility and transparency

  • Professional chemical management training for production sites

  • Continuous improvement of chemical management in your supply chain, contributing to:

    • Improved health and safety conditions

    • Reduced environmental impact

    • Superior product quality

    • More effective production processes

    • Potential cost reduction


Why Choose QIMA-Hansecontrol for Testing and Quality Assurance

  • A certification team with over 35 years of experience

  • Professional auditors and inspectors specialized by product and industry

  • Trusted by 3,000+ clients with global consumer product supply chains

  • Global reach: our team of 2,500+ qualified inspectors and auditors performs services in 85 countries