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GERRY WEBER: We care for the planet

High ecological production standards

GERRY WEBER is committed to the principle of only offering products that are safe for people and the environment. To achieve and maintain this goal long term for all product groups and markets, we employ a quality assurance system based on a company standard. This company standard is implemented through various measures: we select our global raw material suppliers in a targeted manner based on qualifications.

We have set up a requirement catalogue which contains all minimum standards that we expect in terms of products, human rights and the environment and in some cases goes even beyond the minimum legal requirements. Every supplier must sign and comply with these “special conditions”. Among other things, they include the obligation to comply with the European chemicals regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), which lists chemicals that must not be present in our end products or that can only be present to a limited extent.
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Energy-saving production

Resources are becoming scarcer and we are being pushed to rethink the way we do things by climate change and the energy revolution.

To ensure that we continuously improve the energy efficiency of the whole company, GERRY WEBER introduced a systematic, company-wide energy and environmental management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 which has been officially certified by TÜV Rheinland through recurrent audits.

We are reducing our energy costs by using geothermal energy in our headquarters, refraining from plastic bags in our stores and the use of a central measurement and control system, the Bluebox System, in order to play our part in the protection of the environment.

Fur Free Retailer – animal welfare

GERRY WEBER does not use real fur and joined the international “Fur Free Retailer” programme in 2015. We exclusively use faux fur and in doing so uphold the commitment we made to animal welfare associations.

We obligate our suppliers to observe all national and international laws and regulations on animal welfare. We use only leather and fur from livestock animals, which means animals that are bred for the meat industry and not for leather production.

Gerry Weber: Schutz der Tiere in der Produktion
For the protection and welfare of animals, we do not use any of the following in the production of our products:
  • Real fur
  • Angora wool
  • Feathers and down from live plucking or foie gras production
  • Sheep mulesing

We want to close the circle!

GERRY WEBER has entered into a promising cooperation with regard to forming a closed-loop economy and thereby saving resources: together with the IKK – the Institute for Plastics and Circular Economy (IKK) at the Leibniz University of Hanover – we are working on the recycling of textiles in order to protect our resources and environment long term.

In this context, GERRY WEBER provides the materials and in return gets insight into matters of recycling technology as well as concepts in the fields of design for recycling and design for recyclates. This brings us closer to “closing the loop” and forming a circular economic model – an important factor for the responsible and sustainable structuring of processes in a company.

Under the management of Professor Hans-Josef Endres and in cooperation with various industrial partners, the IKK is developing processes intended to enable the sustainable reuse of textile products and textile fibres in injection moulded parts or lightweight construction applications. “For GERRY WEBER, being able to be involved in the development of innovative recycling processes is a pioneering step and fits perfectly in our sustainability strategy,” explains CEO Angelika Schindler-Obenhaus. “Reusing waste from the textile industry in a meaningful and ecologically balanced way, beyond upcycling and second-hand use, is essential for sustainable business practices. It means that textiles can in future provide valuable raw materials after the end of their useful life.”