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More laboratories achieve SATRA accreditation

An increasing number of facilities are meeting the stringent requirements.

The SATRA Accredited Laboratory programme is recognised throughout the footwear and leathergoods industries worldwide, and plays an important role as a stamp of quality between parties doing business together down the supply chain, into the retail sector and on to the consumer. For example, manufacturers and material suppliers benefit from being able to present meaningful and accurate test data, and resourcing companies can achieve a more reliable evaluation of products and a general improvement in quality and fitness for purpose. Displaying a SATRA Accredited Laboratory certificate in a suitable location has proved to be a major selling point in helping an organisation to attract and retain customer orders.

In order to achieve the distinction of being a SATRA Accredited Laboratory, the facilities must undergo a rigorous auditing process, based on the ability to test to specific methods and standards. An in-house laboratory must be well controlled with clearly-defined responsibilities. Its quality system, equipment, environment and members of staff need to prove to be of a very high standard. Regular SATRA audits ensure an ongoing commitment to conscientious working practices.

There are currently 245 SATRA-accredited laboratories located in various countries around the world. This figure includes the following facilities that have recently been added to this select list:

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Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 42 of the September 2022 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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