There exists no Planet B.
We actively support a respectful interaction with each other and our environonement.
Our support is defined into three areas of sustainability:
QUALITY & SERVICE
The dressGuard brand stands for state-of-the-art technology in European production. And a clear commitment to Europe for our production. Our production sites are certified to ISO 14001 standards. We conduct business in accordance with the WIN!-Charta, of which we are members. We require all our partners to comply with our strict quality guidelines. These form part of the dressGuard Code of Conduct. Without exception, all business partners who work with us in production are required to sign this Code of Conduct.
Many of our partnerships with suppliers have grown over the decades. This continuity guarantees our customers a high level of quality and reliable services.
For us, social responsibility begins with our employees. We attach great importance to safeguarding and promoting their welfare and interests. In line with the above, the salaries we offer our employees are higher than standard rates. We also offer additional perks such as free meals. Thanks to the fair working conditions we offer – which are also audited – we have an unusually low level of fluctuation in the workforce. We’re delighted by this fact, of course, because our long-standing skilled workers are our greatest asset.
Our social commitments, however, also extend beyond the borders of our company. For example, we support community institutions such as childcare centres, as well as regional clubs and organisations which provide stability and guidance to young people.
In the textile industry, environmental considerations play a major role, particularly when it comes to material usage. Accordingly, we ensure that our production sites – all of which are certified to ISO 14001 standards – only use raw materials which comply with (or are superior to) Öko-Tex Standard 100. We currently use organic cotton and recycled polyester yarns for some of our woven fabrics.
But we have various further plans in this direction for the future. For example, by the year 2022, we plan for 100% of the polyester yarns we use to be recycled. We want to cover 20% of our fabric requirements with either organic cotton or recycled polyester yarn.
We also have specific goals with regard to energy efficiency. By 2020, we want to generate 70% of the energy we need for production via our own PV system. These are not empty promises – as can be seen in the fact that we’ve already achieved various of our previous savings targets. Taking all measures into account, we’re optimistic, inspired and well on target with our preparations for certification to ISO 50001 standards.
C O N S I D E R A B L E
R E D U C T I O N
energy savings by replacing the motors in all our sewing machines.
less energy consumption in the field of lighting due to conversion to LEDs.
by recovering energy via a heat exchanger. This channels the heat from waste water back into fresh water.
in packaging materials and
re-use of boxes.
in the number of kilometres we drive, thanks to a modern logistics strategy in Germany.
Do you have any questions about our sustainability management
or ideas for ways in which we could improve?
We look forward to hearing from you!