Our environment is very important to us. We are convinced that sustainable and environmentally responsible action is essential to the economic success of our company. Through the efficient use of resources and the introduction of innovative production processes, we keep the environmental impact to a minimum. ORWO Net GmbH is aware of its ecological responsibility and is committed to the values of environmental protection both within the scope of the product portfolio and through its business activities. In addition to the goals of customer satisfaction, optimal quality, the protection of employees from accidents and careful management of resources, we see the preservation of the environment as one of our main tasks. Our environmental management system is certified according to ISO 14001.
The optimisation of the energy input, the economical and responsible handling of energy resources as well as the increase in energy efficiency are also goals of ORWO Net GmbH. This means a long-term reduction in our energy consumption and an improvement in our energy-related performance. For this purpose we have an energy management system according ISO 50001 included as a part of our overall integrated management. This ensures a regular determination and verification of energy aspects / data and their energetic effects. A large percentage of the ORWO Net GmbH products bear the FSC® label. The FSC® label is proof that only materials from sustainable forestry are used in our products. Our products therefore consist of ecologically and economically sustainable paper, cardboard and wood. The FSC® chain-of-custody-certification guarantees the origin in the product chain of the materials from the forest to the end customer. In order to ensure a continuous chain, ORWO Net GmbH also requires this certification from its suppliers. ORWO Net GmbH will continuously increase the percentage of environmentally-friendly wood, cardboard and paper in production and administration. Through these objectives, commitments and actions, we are making our contribution to a better environment for present and future generations. We are an active member of the environmental alliance Saxony-Anhalt.
ORWO Net GmbH cooperates with a permanent supplier base. In the context of regular supplier audits and voluntary disclosures of data by the suppliers, in addition to the audit trails for compliance with environmental policy, we monitor their working conditions (e.g. BSCI, exclusion of child labor / forced labor), work safety, compliance with the law and other social aspects. This is proven and documented in the suppliers' sustainability reports or Corporate Responsibility Reports. Within the framework of the REACH regulation, ORWO Net GmbH checks whether its suppliers adhere to EU regulations and pre-register substances covered by this regulation. We are committed to supporting our employees, customers and suppliers in minimising adverse environmental impacts. Our suppliers are involved and thoroughly examined. This includes the implementation and maintenance of environmental management systems according to ISO 14001 or EMAS as well as the ability to deliver FSC® compliant materials.
The encouragement of energy-saving processes, minimisation of pollutant emissions as well as the responsible use of resources, are included in the evaluation of our suppliers and the assignment of contracts. These guidelines are evaluated annually by management for their continued appropriateness and are communicated to each employee personally by his or her supervisor. Every supervisor has a duty to guide and motivate their employees through personal example in the sense of these guiding principles, and to ensure that quality and environmental policy is conveyed and understood.
Management supports employee initiatives which serve the practical implementation of quality and environmental policy guidelines. These guidelines are regularly reviewed. Management undertakes to ensure these guidelines and to incorporate them in business activities.