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Product Responsibility

We want our customers to know where our products come from.

Fair and sustainable production is a key component of our business activities. We are conscious of our responsibility to ensure compliance with social standards and environmentally friendly processes.

For this reason, we use various recognised product certificates and work with tried-and-tested sustainability standards within our company group. This is also our way of showing consumers what product responsibility means to us.

Global Organic Content Standard (GOTS)

GOTS is the world’s leading standard governing the processing of textiles and organic fibres. Companies along the entire value-added chain are subject to an annual on-site inspection and must hold a valid certificate. Only then can the final products be classified as GOTS-certified. Our use of the GOTS label particularly enables us to demonstrate full transparency in our production chain, as the cotton can be traced back to its origin.

We are also committed to disclosing the chemical additives used and acknowledging our company’s compliance with relevant environmental and social criteria (Certified by Ecocert Greenlife, license no. 151896).

Organic Content Standard (OCS)

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) was developed by the Textile Exchange organisation. In addition to a defined minimum content of organic cotton, one of the main criteria for compliance with this standard is traceability of the supply chain.

Thus, transparency within the supply chain is also attained.  (Certified by Ecocert Greenlife, license no. 151896).

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

The BCI is a global not-for-profit organisation and sustainability programme that was launched in 2005. The aim of the BCI is to find sustainable solutions for farmers and the environment in the area of cotton production. This is to be achieved primarily by training cotton farmers to protect natural resources through more efficient and reduced usage of water and chemicals.

We sell our products in line with the BCI sustainability programme. This means we have undertaken to source the so-called “better cotton” and invest in BCI farmers.

Cotton made in Africa (CmiA)

By trading with CmiA, we are supporting the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) initiative for sustainably produced cotton in Africa. The CmiA quality seal stands for compliance with defined social, economic and environmental criteria to improve the living conditions of African smallholders and working conditions in ginneries.

Through our participation in this initiative, we promote eco-friendly cotton production and support African smallholders in selling their sustainably-produced cotton at market prices. Compliance with the standard’s requirements is verified by various independent bodies.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)

The FSC® promotes the sustainable management of the world’s forests to safeguard them for future generations. The FSC® label certifies the traceability of our wood products and products with wood fibres and attests to our compliance with FSC® requirements in the individual process steps.

Consumers can thus be assured that we only use material from eco-friendly forestry enterprises. Our application of the FSC® label is testament to our commitment to preserve and improve economically viable, environmentally friendly and socially responsible forestry enterprises.

Fairtrade

In the Wünsche food sector, we also offer some Fairtrade certified products. Products that bear the Fairtrade label are tested according to social, ecological, and economic criteria. Fair prices and safe working conditions play a key role in fair trade. Among other things, Fairtrade promotes freedom of association, resource protection and environmentally friendly cultivation.

Fairtrade strictly prohibits child labour and discrimination in the workplace. In addition, the label sets a minimum purchase price for the products (“Fairtrade Minimum Price” and “Fairtrade Premium”).


As of February 2021

Our commitment and our responsibility are certified.