The topic "vegan" often causes confusion in the public. What is really vegan? When can a shoe or bag be called vegan?

The new seal "100% vegan", which is awarded exclusively by the PFI, provides information.


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Interview with PFI Institute Director Dr. Kerstin Schulte in times of Corona virus pandemic


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Several new and updated standards and draft standards have been in force since May 2019. In the following we offer you a short overview.

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The Light Industry Innovation and Technology Project (ELIIT project) aims to help SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) sectors to improve their competitiveness while helping them to integrate new technologies into innovative or value-added products, processes or services.

ELIIT will...

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SafetyCert by PFI

PFI SafetyCert is a flexible certification concept for occupational, protective, and safety footwear. It serves to harmonise the rigorous demands of the relevant EU Regulation, the corresponding European standards, and national legislation with the valid market, product, and production requirements of industry and commerce.

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Topical Training Courses

We offer topical training courses for our clients and all interested persons in the areas of:

  • Quality, environmental, and energy management systems
    based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 
  • Information security management systems (ISMS)
    according to ISO 27001/27006
  • PPE according to the Regulation 2016/425
  • Medical devices and prequalification according to ISO 13485

Please contact us for further dates and information!

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