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Sustainability and social responsibility

For us, corporate success is inextricably linked to social and sustainable responsibility. We are committed to helping shape the social environment and fostering sustainable progress.

In addition to the responsible consumption of natural resources, we use our very own electric company car for our business trips and daily errands. By taking advantage of green electricity, we are also making personal contribution to the energy revolution. Through our years of existing cooperation with various workshops helping people with disabilities, we take the issue of social responsibility very seriously. We support people with disabilities by helping them to integrate into daily work and empowering them to experience structure in life. One particularly special point: we also incorporate these individuals in our own production spaces and in various work flows. Additionally, we regularly provide donations to food banks and play our part in doing something about the ever-increasing amount of wasted food, thereby helping those who depend on the goodwill of others.

 

Our Advent Calendars are 100 % climate-neutral!

As an environmentally conscious company, sustainability is very important to us. Thus we decided to cooperate with ClimatePartner and to make our advent calendars climate-neutral. We compensate for all greenhouse gas emissions caused by the products we produce by investing in a climate protection project. Therefore, all advent calendar orders placed with us are climate-neutral and marked with the "climate-neutral" label. You can find more information on our climate neutrality and the positive effects of the supported project on the climate, the environment and society at www.climatepartner.com/13255-1904-1001.

 

The Principle of climate-neutrality

Companies, processes and products, whose CO2 emissions are calculated and compensated for supporting internationally-recognised climate protection projects are classified as climate-neutral. Additionally, avoiding and reducing CO2 emissions, as well as compensation for CO2 emissions is another important step in the holistic approach to climate protection. Greenhouse gases such as CO2 are distributed evenly in the atmosphere. Hence, the concentration of greenhouse gases is more or less equal all over the world. Thus, the impact on the greenhouse effect is the same, no matter where the greenhouse gas concentrations are, or where the emissions are caused or avoided. Because of this, emissions that cannot be avoided locally can be compensated for by climate protection projects at a different location.

Social engagement

After realising just how well our donation campaign for the Albert Schweitzer Children’s Village in Waldenburg was received this past Christmas season, we have decided to continue this campaign and expand it. In addition to every classic wall advent calendar we sell, we will also donate part of its proceeds to the Albert-Schweitzer Children’s Village for every Advent Calendar 100 % Cardboard.

Up to seven children are taken in by and live with a village family (traumatised children who have suffered abuse and were separated from their parents). Here they live with children’s village parents and their biological children. All families live in their own house, cook, and support themselves independently. The children’s village families design their everyday life individually. Through the intensive time spent together, they develop a familial bond and relationship which gives the children stability and security.


 

CO2-reduced production
Our advent calendars and catalogues are produced 100 % climate-neutral and support a climate-protection project in South-East Zambia.

 

Plastic 100 % recyclable
The deep-drawn components used in our advent calendar are made from 100 % recyclable plastic.

 

Tins are 98 % recyclable
Our Christmas Tin and Premium Box are made oft in plate and are 98 % recyclable.

 

Compostable foils
We use foils that are made of biodegradable materials and are compostable. These products can be identified by this logo.

 

FSC quality
Our catalogue is printed in line witz FSC quality standards.
An FSC label on wood and wood products ensures that people
and the environment are being treated fairly and responsibly.

 

Fairtrade – The certification for fair trade
The Fairtrade certification stands for fairly cultivated and traded products. Small farmers are offered stable prices as well as long-term trade relations. Furthermore, the standards include criteria on democratic organisational structures, environmental protection, and safe working conditions.

 

UTZ
UTZ is a programme and label that represents sustainable coffee, cocoa, hazelnut, and tea cultivation. The programme contributes to a better treatment of farmers, workers and their families, and the environment.

 

Bio certification
The Bio certification is awarded to products which are produced and processed, imported and traded in accordance with EU guidelines for organic farming. The Bio certification stands for organic production and animal welfare.

 

Our Cacao
Ritter SPORT exclusively sources certified sustainable cocoa.