Sustainability

For our company, responsibility and generational equality form our identity and actions. We early developed and introduced measures for energy-saving and sustainable energy generation. More than 60% of our entire energy consumption is covered by the energy generation of our photovoltaic installations and an additional block heat and power plant. Our continuous investment in energy-saving machines leads to a considerable reduction in energy consumption in a very small time period.

Our production takes place within Germany and entirely in the “Vogelsbergkreis” region. Throughout continuous investment we ensure better and modern working conditions for our employees. Our industrial waste is sorted, separated, recycled and then reused for other products.

It is also our aim to ensure sustainable action of our upstream supply chain. Our commitment is therefore primarily focused on those organisations that are intensely concerned with sustainability in the textiles industry.

German Council for Sustainable Development

The organisation makes sustainability performance visible, transparent and better comparable with a higher level of commitment. It thus broadens the basis for the assessment of sustainability and describes minimum requirements for companies as to what has to be reported from the point of view of sustainability. The Wenzel & Hoos Declaration of Compliance can be found here as a pdf file. More information on the DNK can be found at www.deutscher-nachhaltigkeitskodex.de

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Vereinigung MaxTex (MaxTex Association)

Wenzel & Hoos is an active member of the Vereinigung MaxTex, the industry representative for sustainability in the entire textile supply chain. The in 2014 founded and highly competent association is an important and active partner for Wenzel & Hoos on the way to a sustainable supply chain. More information at www.maxtex.eu

MaxTex Association receives the Business Ethics Award 2018

 

The prize for business ethics is awarded by the German Network for Business Ethics (Deutscher Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik e.V.). (DNWE) has been awarding the prize every two years since 2000 to exemplary initiatives of organisations and companies for the practical, process-oriented design of business ethics.

Wenzel & Hoos has been a member of the MaxTex association since 2015. Further information can be found at www.maxtex.eu

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Öko-Tex Standard

Wenzel & Hoos products are certified according to Öko-Tex Standard 100. This Öko-Tex Standard is an independent testing and certification system for textile products during all processing stages along the textile added-value chain. Textiles that carry this label are demonstrably below the established critical values regarding certain hazardous substances. More information at:

www.hohenstein.de

Mitglied in der Charta der 100 Unternehmen für den Klimaschutz

(Member of the Charter of 100 Companies for Climate Protection)

Besides the active commitment for climate protection the members of the Charter are required to publish a comprehensive report of their emission values and the implementation of an action catalogue, in order to achieve a long term reduction of the emission values. In 2011 Wenzel & Hoos was honoured for this action by the Minister of State for Hesse, Lucia Puttrich, and the Federal Association of Middle-Sized Economies. More information at

www.hessen-nachhaltig.de

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