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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 (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.

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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.