OUR SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY
Sustainability matters because we all care about the future. We strongly believe that today’s decisions and actions have become more important than ever to improve and enhance the livelihood and needs of future generations. As a family owned company with a strong heritage, we are committed to making a difference by contributing to the better
Our mission is to create innovative and sustainable products with minimized impact on the environment, to source mindfully and to make a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work in. We are committed to care about the wellbeing of our employees and to build a diverse, satisfied and happy global team that anchors sustainability in our brand identity.
Our action fields
We focus on the following four action fields: Development of sustainable products and packaging, Energy efficiency and environment, evaluation of the whole Supply chain as well as the responsibility for our Emploees and the societies and communities we are acting in.
Governance and business ethics
Our sustainability organization and governance is based on the following main pillars: clear responsibilities, clearly defined targets, continuously ongoing monitoring process and – above all – strong commitment. We act in line with our Code of Conduct and our general principles including Sustainability as a key factor when it comes to business decisions.
For climate-neutral production
We set off on our journey to produce climate-neutral and resource-efficient by 2030. Since 2020 our Solingen production site has already been climate-neutral.
For a more efficient use of resources
We at ZWILLING are focused on avoiding wastewater and using renewable energy at our production sites.
Training secures a future
We continued to take responsibility for future generations even during the COVID-19 pandemic and offered young people in Solingen an apprenticeship. ZWILLING has a long history of retaining 100 percent of its trainees as employees.
Against food waste
The new FRESH & SAVE vacuum system keeps food fresh up to five times longer than non-vacuum storage methods. This helps reduce food waste.
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Working towards plastic-free packaging
We are gradually switching to sales packaging made from renewable raw materials or recycled plastics. We have been using packaging made from 98 percent recycled material for our knives made in Solingen since 2020.
For stronger social cohesion
We have been running a training center for socially disadvantaged women and people with disabilities at our site in India since 2011.
For a future worth living
Our sponsorship program gives disadvantaged and handicapped children and adolescents in India a perspective for the future.
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