At ZWILLING, we know that our actions today determine how our planet will look tomorrow. As one of the world’s oldest brands, ZWILLING has always thought about the future and focused its business activities on creating sustainable value rather than short-term profits. Otherwise, we would never have succeeded in winning over new generations of customers and becoming a fixture in people’s lives for almost three centuries.



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.


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.


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. 

ZWILLING Sustainability
ZWILLING Sustainability


ZWILLING Sustainability


ZWILLING Sustainability


ZWILLING Sustainability



ZWILLING is FSC® certified

Since 07.11.2022 ZWILLING J.A. Henckels AG and ZWILLING J.A. Henckels Deutschland GmbH are the first companies of the ZWILLING Group to be FSC certified. Our license number is FSC-C-182665. By buying these products, you support the worldwide protection of forests.

It is our declared goal to offer all wooden articles FSC-certified by 2030.

Against food waste

The new ZWILLING FRESH & SAVE vacuum system keeps food fresh up to five times longer than non-vacuum storage methods. This helps reduce food waste.

The future of packaging: reduce – replace – recycle

Wherever possible, we avoid unnecessary packaging and are switching to packaging made out of fully recyclable and bio-based materials. Our cutlery and knife packaging is completely plasticfree, enabling us to save around 13 million items of plastic packaging each year.

Our mission: to be climate-neutral by 2030

Energy efficiency is a key factor on the road to carbon-neutral production. At DEMEYERE’s manufacturing and logistics site in Herentals, Belgium, the previous lighting has been completely replaced by LED fixtures. This alone saves 37 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

Go Green initiative in Swarnabhoomi

By installing a new water treatment system at ZWILLING’s production site in India, we are transforming the wasteland in front of the factory gates into a garden where bananas and coconut palms can thrive.

New Work on the ZWILLING Digital Campus

Space for creativity and interaction: the Digital Campus at our Solingen factory site encourages agile project management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a modern co-working space.

High environmental standards along the supply chain

ZWILLING has joined the amfori Business Environmental Performance Initiative (amfori BEPI). In doing so, we are embedding both amfori BSCI’s social standards and its environmental principles into our supply chain.

ZWILLING Share – working together to stop hunger

As part of the ShareTheMeal community, we have donated 30,000 meals to people in need across Germany.