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En­vir­on­ment­al re­spons­ib­il­ity

En­vir­on­ment­al re­spons­ib­il­ity

En­vir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion and nature pre­ser­va­tion as well as the re­spons­ible use of nat­ur­al re­sources play an im­port­ant role in all cor­por­ate de­cisions of the GERRY WEBER Group.

Care what you wear

GERRY WEBER fash­ion products are pro­duced to strict stand­ards such as BSCI (Busi­ness So­cial Com­pli­ance Ini­ti­at­ive) or OEKO-TEX® Stand­ard 100. Moreover, skin-friendly bioRe® cot­ton is used for se­lec­ted col­lec­tion items, which is pro­duced in co­oper­a­tion with Remei AG, a tex­tiles com­pany from Switzer­land.

From grow­ing cot­ton to the sew­ing work­shop, every cus­tom­er can trace every trans­par­ent step of the pro­duc­tion pro­cess. In­form­a­tion about the sup­ply chain of a GERRY WEBER Casu­al gar­ment made of or­gan­ic cot­ton can be ob­tained from a sewn-in trace­ab­il­ity num­ber. As soon as you enter this num­ber at www.biore.ch, you will learn about the people and com­pan­ies who have con­trib­uted to the man­u­fac­ture of the gar­ment.

GOTS cer­ti­fic­a­tion

GERRY WEBER has been cer­ti­fied to GOTS (Glob­al Or­gan­ic Tex­tile Stand­ard) since August 2017.

Der GOTS-Stand­ard garantiert die Ver­wendung kon­trol­liert bio­lo­gisch an­ge­baut­er Baum­wolle. Hi­er­bei wird die ges­amte Liefer­kette von der Faser­her­stel­lung bis zum Händ­ler nach Um­welt-, sozialen- und tech­nis­chen Kri­ter­i­en über­prüft und zer­ti­fiz­iert. Damit ist das Un­terneh­men nicht nur in der Lage, Produkte aus Biobaum­wolle an­zu­bi­eten, son­dern geht einen weit­er­en Sch­ritt zur Schaf­fung von Trans­par­enz in der Liefer­kette. Gleichzeit­ig er­fül­len wir hier­mit Bedin­gun­gen des Tex­til­bünd­nis, dessen Mit­glied wir seit 2015 sind.

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En­ergy man­age­ment

In­creas­ingly scarce re­sources, cli­mate pro­tec­tion and the move to­wards green en­ergy are for­cing us to re­think our prac­tices. The in­tro­duc­tion of sys­tem­at­ic en­ergy man­age­ment to ISO 50001 is not only a lo­gic­al step but also a ne­ces­sity in view of rising en­ergy costs. The main ob­ject­ive is the con­tinu­ous im­prove­ment of our com­pany’s en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

Our ef­fi­cient cli­mate concept and our Blue­box sys­tem, a cent­ral con­trol in­stru­ment, clearly help save en­ergy in our stores and thereby con­trib­ute to en­vir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion, while cut­ting our en­ergy costs at the same time.

The use of geo­therm­al en­ergy has re­duced the car­bon foot­print of our Halle/West­phalia headquar­ters. In ad­di­tion, GERRY WEBER reg­u­larly par­ti­cip­ates in pro­jects to pro­mote sus­tain­ab­il­ity-ori­ented ac­tion by our work­force.

An­im­al and spe­cies pro­tec­tion

We do not use real fur or an­gora wool for our high-qual­ity gar­ments. We ad­here to the pledge we have given to an­im­al pro­tec­tion or­gan­isa­tions and have in­struc­ted our man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ners to ex­clus­ively use woven fur. All our sup­pli­ers are asked to com­ply with all na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al laws and reg­u­la­tions on an­im­al wel­fare.

Against this back­ground, we joined the in­ter­na­tion­al “Fur Free Re­tail­er” pro­gramme, which helps con­sumers identi­fy fur-free fash­ion products and brands, already at the be­gin­ning of 2015. A list of all brands that re­frain from using real fur is avail­able at www.furf­reere­tail­er.com.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

As a glob­al fash­ion and life­style com­pany and as an em­ploy­er, but also with a view to our cus­tom­ers, we are com­mit­ted to re­spons­ible and sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance. We be­lieve that sus­tain­able man­age­ment means achiev­ing a bal­ance between busi­ness re­quire­ments and cor­por­ate growth on the one hand and en­vir­on­ment­al and so­cial as­pects on the other hand.

Our Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Re­port presents our so­cial and en­vir­on­ment­al activ­it­ies and ob­ject­ives in a trans­par­ent and com­pre­hens­ive man­ner.