Sustainability and the facts of being social and ecological responsible are the current topics.
Since we are company with almost 150 years in the market we would like to take care about our responsibility in this as well. When becoming a member of the UN Global Compact on 13th June 2005 we have made the first step into this direction already years ago. In the meantime we are FSC-certified and by the end of 2019 our solar collector on our roof was completed to ensure we are producing our needed energy on our own. Furthermore all windows did receive special insulating glasses, all our lights are replaced by LED including change of manual light switches into motion sensors and many, many more. And we are sure there will be done even more in future from our end.
Of course we encourage our production partner to help in accomplish this achievements. All main partners are ISO 9001 and FSC-certified and audited according to SEDEX (Pillar 4). This is of course also monitored in the daily work from our colleagues in our China office.
The combination of Sustainability and luxury articles becomes more and more our daily business.
We are working already with plastics made from algae of the sea, and testing the performance from paperfoam-parts, fibres from recycled PET-bottles, artificial leather made of cactus and many more.
Here are some more information around this important topic:
The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance. Based on its 10 universal principles, it pursues the vision of an inclusive and sustainable global economy that benefits all people, communities and markets, now and in the future.
The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
As a company, we are committed not only to the responsible use of resources but also to ethical and social sustainability. Transparency and safety are important to us. To ensure that these commitments are adhered to, we commission independent institutions to audit our partner companies in Asia on a regular basis. These companies are audited based on the SMETA (Sedex Members‘ Ethical Trade Audit) audit procedure. The audit covers aspects such as working conditions, occupational safety and hygiene, as well as environmental management.
FSC® stands for the Forest Stewardship Council® and was founded as an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation in 1993 as one outcome of the “Environment and Development” conference held in Rio de Janeiro. The FSC system is committed to sustainable forest management and ensures that forests are used in accordance with the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.
Our FSC officer Stefan Bösinger +49 7821 289120 will be happy to provide you with further information.
Dahlinger is FSC-certified and we look forward to realising tailor-made, FSC-certified products for you too. Our FSC licence number is FSC-C153455.
In order to live up to our responsibility for the environment, we use materials that are renewable and/or recycled to manufacture our boxes and cases to the greatest extent possible in order to conserve resources. An overview of the most important materials is provided below.
Wood, MDF, cardboard, paperboard, paper – wood and wood-based materials are renewable, easy to recycle and biodegradable. Depending on the product, the proportion of used fibres, i.e. fibres that have been recycled, can be up to 80%. Sustainable forest management reduces CO2. As a result, boxes and cases made of cardboard make a significant contribution to protecting our environment.
Plastics – Plastics have a better CO2 footprint than paperboard. However, crude oil is needed to produce plastics. Plastics can often by recycled and are also easy to recycle, which is a huge advantage. This is why we use only recycled plastics for our coated boxes. These plastics are extracted from leftovers from the plastic processing industry and households and are processed into new plastic granulate, which is then used to manufacture our box bodies. This allows us to conserve fossil raw materials such as crude oil.
Compliance with statutory requirements – to ensure compliance with statutory requirements such as REACH, we subject materials to additional testing conducted by independent institutions such as DEKRA or SGS.