We distinguish ourselves through our membership of SEDEX. The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX) is a global collaboration platform on responsible entrepreneurship. It helps in collecting and sharing data on labor practices in the industrial chain.
SEDEX members demonstrably work, in addition to the principles of the ETI Base Code (= Ethical Trading Initiative), towards the Best Practice Guidance, using the SMETA audit system on the performance in relation to labor law, suppliers, environment, sustainability and implementation there from.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been assessed by EcoVadis and has a 'silver' status with 58 points. 'Gold' is awarded from 61 points.
In addition, we monitor our CSR policy with the help of the CSR balance in 10 indicators divided over 5 themes.
Our policy is aimed at improving our environmental performance and reducing our energy consumption.
To get a good picture of this we have the Environmental barometer in use, and we monitor our consumption and waste flows.
Our CO2footprint in the reference year 2015 was 274 tons CO2.
Our growth in the year 2018 resulted in emissions of 291 tonnes CO2. This is due to longer production times, growing demand for good glue, investments in a heat cabinet and digital systems and more employees. The relative footprint has decreased compared to the reference year. The installation of solar panels and the transition to electric transport will continue the downward trend.