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 (CERES-0460)
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.READ MORE
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.
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.
At GERRY WEBER, we assume responsibility both for our own employees and for the employees of our suppliers. We support the latter in achieving compliance with human rights, social standards and labour laws and ensuring fair wages.
GERRY WEBER International AG is committed to corporate citizenship both on a regional and on an international level.
Our good reputation is one of the most important assets of our company and the basis for our long-term success. This is why we want to do more than just comply with internal and statutory regulations.