Social responsability & sustainability: Global Compact, FSC, REACH | WINTER & COMPANY

Social responsability & sustainability: Global Compact, FSC, REACH


RESPONSIBILITY FOR HUMANITY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE FUTURE

WINTER & COMPANY resume responsibility. That as a globally active enterprise our business transactions also have an influence on the environment. Through adhering to present regulations and stringent self-imposed standards it is our aim to keep this influence to a minimum and for us to contribute further to an ecologicaly, economical and socially sustainable economy.  

Our Understanding of a Sustainable Company

WINTER & COMPANY’s 125-year success story is thanks to the careful strategies of our founders and all their descendants. As an aware and responsible organization, we manoeuvre within the triangle of environment, business and society to uphold and secure our good commercial framework over the longer term. Because of this, it is understood that we must protect the environment and work sustainably with the natural resources we use. We steer our company on a watchful growth course, create attractive working conditions and foster our employees.

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Products of high value

The first step of sustainability is durable products. Decorative materials from Winter & Company are not for throw away items, but are used for high quality applications with an above average life span. Therefore, finished articles such as books and luxury packaging are long lasting, and may offer secondary and possibly triple usage.

Un Global Compact

To emphasise our commitment, WINTER & COMPANY engages in the UN Global Compact convention and is member of the Swiss network (GCNS).

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Reach

REACH stands for «Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Registration of Chemicals». This EU directive was implemented to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risk of chemicals.

WINTER & COMPANY is aware of the importance of the REACH directive. All production sites are therefore urged not to use declarable substances in a concentration that are not REACH compliant in the production of our materials.

Relavant conformity declarations are at hand and also refer to declarations from up stream suppliers. Hence we are convinced that none of our materials require REACH registration. This declaration refers to our current state of knowledge. Should we learn of irregularities we will communicate these immediately. 

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FSC™

Mission of FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council™) is the promotion of a environment friendly, social advancment and economically sustainable management of forests. All WINTER & COMPANY sales companies are FSC™-certified. The registry of our certificate number TT-COC-002437 you can find on the website www.fsc-info.org.

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The number of our FSC™ compliant products is ever growing. More about these materials you can find in our online catalogue.


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