Since several years, we have been inspired by the principles of Global Compact. In 2012, we started to implement the idea and in 2013 we participated in the „Leaders Summit“ in New York. Our annual report to the UN Global Compact contains our values with regard to human rights, working standards, environmental protection and against corruption.
From numerous publications we learn that the human rights situation in the textile industry has not been regulated so far and is unsatisfactory in many areas. There still exists a high level of uncertainty in the field of child labour, forced labour, lacking voice of staff and disregard of working standards.
In 2012/2013 we therefore decided not to relocate our production activities to the Far East - despite downward price pressure in the textile industry and cancelled orders by partners because of higher production costs in Europe. Since many years we have known our German and European suppliers personally. Thus, we can easily control and guarantee compliance with human rights and working standards.
As we develop, produce and sale cooling textiles for warm and hot workplaces we contribute to improved H&S aspects in other companies so that their staff are also preemptively protected against temperatures exceeding 26°C.