BIS Certification for Micro and Small Manufacturers of Footwear Components.
Footwear is an integral part of our daily lives, which started out as being a necessity to becoming a commodity, reflecting the attitude and lifestyle of an individual. India is famous for its rich traditional craft of making footwear. It is essentially seen as a complex product that uses a variety of materials. It provides our feet with comfort, style, and protection.
In India, The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has played a significant role in ensuring that the products, including footwear meet the quality standards of India. Recently, there has been a significant development in this regard when inspection and testing for micro and minor manufacturers of footwear components.
Are you looking for BIS certification services from the best consultants in India visit, JR Compliance
Footwear Industry of India
The footwear sector is the engine of growth for the entire Indian Leather Industry. After China, India is the second largest producer of footwear worldwide, accounting for 13% of global footwear production. 2065 million pairs of different categories of footwear are manufactured in the Indian footwear industry.
The major centers of production of footwear are Chennai, Mumbai, Kanpur, Agra, Delhi, Ludhiana, Sonipat, Karnal, and Kolkata.
In 2023, the revenue generated by the industry amounts to $24.86 billion.
The micro small and medium enterprise sector is among the largest employment generators across various sectors. The footwear sector is no different, employing more than 1.3 million individuals.
BIS Certification for Footwear
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has mandated BIS Certification for Footwear with the applicable Indian Standard which bears the Standard Mark (ISI Mark) for all footwear manufacturers, particularly of leather and other materials.
It would be illegal to manufacture, sell, or store products without ISI Mark. No manufacturer is legally permitted to produce footwear without a BIS Certificate. Failure to do so will result in imprisonment and hefty penalties. The BIS Certification and ISI Mark build trust and provide safety to the consumers.
The department has released three quality-control orders that will cover and include footwear made of polymer/rubber materials, leather as well as various materials as well as PPE footwear in the compulsory accreditation of BIS.
The three QCOs that follow include:
Shoes made of leather as well as other types of materials (Quality Control) Order, 2020
Shoes made of all-Rubber as well as all Polymeric material as well as its constituents (Quality Control) Order, 2020
Personal Safety Equipment Shoes (Quality Control) Order in 2020
Documents required for BIS Certification of Footwear
The documents required for BIS Certification of footwear include
- Identity proof of manufacturer
- Registration documents of Factory premises
- Manufacturing process flow chart
- Information about Authorized Signatory and other related documents.
- Facilities for testing that are adequate
- Quality Control Parameters, and the documentation
- Laboratory test report and other details according to BIS standard
Process of BIS Certification for Footwear
|Step 1||Documentation required prior to the submission of an application|
|Step 2||The application must be submitted along with the necessary documents for BIS|
|Step 3||Examining the application of BIS officials|
|Step 4||Nomination of auditors for audit by BIS|
|Step 5||Audit of the manufacturing facilities by BIS auditor|
|Step 6||Sample draw to test independently|
|Step 7||Testing of samples within a BIS-certified lab|
|Step 8||Awarded BIS license to a shoe manufacturer|
Products brought under compulsory BIS Certification
On 1 July 2021, the Bureau of Indian Standards made it compulsory for 24 manufacturers of Footwear made from leather and other materials and Footwear made from all polymeric and all rubber materials to bear the BIS License. However, for 5 standards, Footwear made from leather and other materials and Footwear made from all polymeric and all rubber materials shall be given six months’ time to comply.
|IS 1989: PART 1:1986||Specification for safety footwear made of leather and shoes Part 1 for miners|
|IS 1989: PART 2:1986||Specification for safety boots made of leather and shoes Part 2 for the heavy industries made of metal|
|IS 3735:1996||Canvas Shoes, Rubber Sole|
|IS 3976:2003||Safety Rubber Canvas Boots for Miners|
|IS 3736:1995||Canvas boots, rubber sole|
|IS 11226:1993||Safety footwear made of leather with the sole made of directly molded rubber|
|IS 14544:1998||Safety footwear made of leather with directly molded, polyvinyl-chloride (PVC) sole|
|IS 15844:2010||Sports Shoes|
|IS 17012:2018||High ankle tactical boots that have pu-rubber sole|
|IS 17037:2018||Anti-riot shoes|
|IS 17043:2018||Derby shoes|
|IS 15298: PART 2:2016||Personal protection equipment: Part 2 safety footwear|
|IS 15298: PART 3:2019||Personal protection equipment: Part 3. Protective footwear|
|IS 15298: PART 4:2017||Personal protective equipment: Part 4. Work-related footwear|
|IS 5557:2004||Rubber knee protectors and industrial rubber and ankle boots|
|IS 5557 (PART 2):2018||All rubber gum ankle boots: Part 2. for occupational use|
|IS 5676:1995||Rubber soles that have been molded and solidified at heels|
|IS 6664:1992||Microcellular sheets of rubber for heels and soles|
|IS 6719:1972||Solid Pvc Soles And Heels|
|IS 6721:1972||PVC sandal|
|IS 10702:1992||Hawai chappal is made of rubber.|
|IS 11544:1986||slipper rubber|
|IS 12254:1993||Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Industrial boots|
|IS 13893:1994||Polyurethane soles semirigid|
|IS 13995:1995||Unlined molded rubber boots|
|IS 16645:2018||Molded plastics footwear - Lined or Unlined polyurethane footwear for general industrial applications|
|IS 16994:2018||Shoes for Women and Men for municipal scavenging work|
**Inspection and testing made optional for micro and small-scale footwear components **
The Bureau of Indian Standards has made it optional for small and micro-scale units to maintain a suitably equipped and staffed lab, keep test records, and conduct tests as indicated under levels of control.
These changes have been made in the product manual for the following products-
A) Sandals and Slippers (IS 6721:2023)
B) Hawai chappals (IS 10702:2023)
C) Sport Footwear (IS 15844:2010 IS 15844 (Part 1):2023 IS 15844 (Part 2):2023))
D) Canvas Shoes and Boots with a rubber sole (IS 3735:1996, IS3736, 1995)
E) Rubber soles that have been molded as well as heels (IS 5676 1995) (IS 5676: 1995))
F) Microcellular rubber sheets to be used to be used for heels and soles (IS 6664 1992)
G) Heels and soles made from PVC (IS 6719 1972) (IS 6719: 1972))
H) Polyurethane sole, semirigid (IS 1393 1994)
Are you looking for BIS Certification for your footwear company? Well, look no further.
We at JR Compliance are award-winning BIS Certification consultants in Delhi, offering the most reliable Compliance and Incorporation Services through our unbeatable expertise and experienced team.
With our services, you can be worry-free, knowing that your compliance needs are in the hands of the best in the industry.
Choose JR Compliance for seamless BIS Certification and peace of mind.