“For us, environmental management means preserving our environment for future generations. The conservation of resources and the responsible handling of raw materials including water are our contribution to this end. Since 1995, we have been a member of the Bavarian Environmental Pact, in which companies commit themselves to additional voluntary environmental protection measures. In 1998, we were the first nonwovens manufacturer to receive certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001 for our environmental management system. It corresponds to internationally recognised requirements and relies on continuous improvement. To support this, we increasingly utilise renewable resources and recycled raw materials. Since 2010, we have also been certified according to the FSC® and PEFC™ standards, which focus on sustainable forestry in support of the use of viscose fibres.
Environmental management also means assuming responsibility for our surroundings. At present, more than 25 percent of our company premises are designated biotopes and offer a habitat to both rare animals and plant species. In our hometown of Schwarzenbach, we support local environmental protection projects. The Sandler family initiated the revitalisation and restructuring of a citizens park to become the “Ecopark Hertelsleite”. This ecology park helps to familiarise young and old with the indigenous flora and fauna through activity days and environmental education measures. Learn more about this unique initiative at http://www.oekopark-hertelsleite.de.”