Deichmann Group partners with TÜV SÜD to ensure footwear conforms to quality standards
Effective control of supply chain quality is an essential element in the success of the Deichmann Group, Europe’s largest footwear retailer. Since 2006, the Deichmann Group has partnered with TÜV SÜD to perform global testing of footwear produced by third-party manufacturers to ensure conformity with regulatory compliance requirements as well as Deichmann’s own rigorous quality standards.
“ Monitoring and independent testing of materials and finished products is absolutely essential for us to guarantee to our customers the quality and safety of our products... (but) the technical nature of the testing and the number of manufacturers involved places a significant demand on our appointed testing laboratories."
- Andreas Tepest, Deichmann's Head of Quality Assurance and Shoe Technology
Europe's largest retailer of footwear and accessories
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.
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.
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.