An environmental policy in the holistic sense demands critical observation and accountability from us. This concerns both the internal processes as well as the manufacture of our products. Transparency in the production and in the composition of each article (declaration) is part of our corporate philosophy. Internally, we work on constantly improving environmental protection. It goes without saying that we comply with all environmental standards and regulations.
We stay in direct contact with our customers through our toll-free detergent telephone number. During these conversations, we strive to work towards more environmentally-friendly behaviour in the household. Of course, all environmental data is made available to interested parties.
The principles of our environmental policies are active nature conservation, economical use of resources and preference for herbal raw materials from organic cultivation. As far as possible, raw materials from the so-called Third World countries come from FAIR TRADE projects which work on an organic basis.
For our entire energy needs and the associated CO2 emissions, we are financing the reforestation of forests in collaboration with PRIMA-KLIMA e.V. so that our company works demonstrably in a carbon-neutral manner.
We have chosen GREENPEACE-ENERGY as our partner for our power needs. Thus, our energy requirement is supplied mainly by regenerative energy sources. The proportion of nuclear power is 0%.
In terms of products, as the manufacturer of a consistent range of washing and cleaning detergents we look beyond the sole assessment of a washing substance in waste water and also include the origin of raw materials, their cultivation and energy needs during manufacture.
Therefore we do not use detergents of petrochemical origin or substances which have been produced through genetic engineering. Wherever possible, we use soap as the washing substance closest to nature, which guarantees a simple return into the natural cycle. Liquid soap products are produced in our factory using a special low-temperature method according to the criteria of soft chemistry. This manufacturing process is waste-free.
Lifecycle assessments are created for the respective products (as is already the case for Compact Detergents). The formulations are optimised according to certain evaluation models, such as the point systems for the "European eco-label".