During the 2016 visit to Thailand, ECO Collection did not only conduct several Fair Trade audits intensively, but also let the consultancy agency IVAM UvA conduct extra environmental inspections. Especially the environmental impact of the produce of the rubber tree plantations were checked. This is done so since ECO Collections works with the rubber tree exhaustively. For ECO Collection, it is of great importance that the whole supply chain is traceable. Therefore, ECO Collection did not only conduct research on it itself, but also let an independent party conduct one.