Nowadays, supply chains are usually highly complex and often spread all over the world. This also means long transport routes and possibly non-transparent production conditions. We want to do things differently. That is why 95 percent of our suppliers are located in Europe. Almost 80 percent of our manufacturers are even located within a radius of 350 kilometres from our logistics centre in Heilbronn.
For some products, we have not yet succeeded in finding a sustainable supplier in Europe, which is why we also work with a few partners outside Europe. Here too, of course, the premise is to choose the most sustainable route. Due to the pandemic-related worldwide "spray head crisis", our spray heads currently still come from China - but in the course of 2022 we will have a European supplier for them again. We source some textile products from India. We have trustworthy partners there who process the local cotton under fair conditions directly on site. This is also certified by the GOTS seal.
For more information on how our supply chain affects our carbon footprint, click here.
we take responsibility
We only want to work with suppliers who, just like us, do everything they can to keep the ecological footprint of their products as low as possible. However, we are not only concerned about environmental sustainability, but also about social sustainability. That's why we are also actively committed to fair working conditions and against any form of discrimination in our supply chain. A trusting cooperation with our partners requires a common understanding of values and compliance with clear rules and standards. To this end, we have drawn up a so-called "Code of Conduct". It obliges us and our suppliers to comply with these basic values. You can view our Code of Conduct (PDF) here.