For many years we have been subcontracting work to the disabled people’s workshops at the Antonius-Haus. There people with disabilities help us to complete finishing orders and thus to deliver the right products to our customers at the right time.
Environment / climate
For us, sustainability means thinking and planning several generations ahead. Many employees have been with us for decades. Everything we do that involves employees, customers and partners is informed by guidelines based on fairness, sustainability, responsibility and ethics. We are committed to ecological and social sustainability and ensure transparency within our supply chains. We believe that companies and people who are doing well should demonstrate responsibility towards the society they are part of.
Is it possible to reduce operating costs while also cutting back on the consumption of valuable resources? We consider the ‘Ökoprofit’ project run by the Ministry of Environment of North Rhine-Westphalia to be a key challenge, which shows the environmental awareness not only of our company, but of each and every one of us, in stark relief.
Amfori BEPI was founded in 2013 and is concerned with the assessment of 11 environmental performance targets ranging from energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to management of chemicals. The structured approach with five steps offers companies opportunities for continuous optimisation by mapping and analysis of their supply chain as well as acceleration of improvements and monitoring of developments.
We increasingly use resource-conserving sources of energy. As part of the EcoProfit project, old fluorescent tubes are successfully replaced by LED lights.
Furthermore, the departments are working on the switch from traditional letter post to email correspondence.
Leave requests, payroll accounting, etc.: Digitisation has long since arrived, and we were able to reduce our paper consumption by one third.
We only use wood-free paper at all levels of the company. Its production requires 72% less energy, 83% less water and 53% less CO2 than the production of conventional paper.
We only use reusable plastic bags with a zip closure for customer samples.
Annual chemical reports from our production partners help us support the objectives of the Detox campaign, which aims to replace harmful chemicals in production processes with benign substances by 2020.
We have planted a flower meadow next to our warehouse building in Wettringen to protect insect species and create a natural habitat.
This year, ATAIR GmbH is planning more big projects, such as GreenIT or the installation of solar panels, to continue our push towards greater sustainability and responsibility towards people and the environment.
This goes without saying for ATAIR and our partners. We work carefully to secure the annual certification so we can guarantee our customers flawless goods at any time.
Processing textiles made from organically produced natural fibres is becoming increasingly significant for us, which is why we have trebled our range of GOTS items since 2016.
Every supplier needs to submit an application to us and satisfy certain prerequisites. Additionally, all regular partners are routinely audited and monitored to ensure they comply with our required criteria.
Our products are subject to high quality criteria. To guarantee that these are met in the long term, the goods are regularly monitored both internally and externally (by us and approved testing institutes) and subjected to spot checks.