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The path to a more sustainable future can only be taken together. In the People & Company field of action, we face our corporate responsibility to make the right decisions – not just on environmental and economic levels, but on a social level, too.

As a result, we have adopted a declaration of principles and are developing a human rights strategy that will see our family-owned company take a stand to respect human rights around the world. 

Fair working conditions at our sites and in our supply chain, and a people-centric set of values, will be embedded within our company’s strategy. Because we care about each other. 

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Change entails taking action at every level. Under our strategy, sustainability impacts every business area within our group of companies. By establishing our own sustainability division we are shouldering responsibility for our actions and taking a further step towards a more sustainable future.

We encourage dialogue within our group of companies through interdepartmental communication and training – and beyond, thanks to our We Care Together initiative. As part of this process, we have resolved to share comprehensive, transparent information about our stance on sustainability and the milestones we have reached. After all, we are on this journey together.

Our plan is to document our progress in a sustainability report, published at regular intervals from 2025 onwards. The report will draw on current standards and will be available on this page. 

We care about
social responsibility.

As an internationally operating group of companies, we are aware of our social responsibility along the entire supply chain. Since 2003, we have been a member of the amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), an initiative of numerous European retailers to improve social performance in global supply chains. For our subsidiary, the International Brands Company (IB Company GmbH & Co. KG), we use the BSCI service to review working conditions at our private labels manufacturers.