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Gerry Weber International AG: GERRY WEBER publishes sustainability agenda








18.11.2021 / 12:00




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GERRY WEBER publishes sustainability agenda

Halle/Westphalia, 18 November 2021 - Transparency and measurability - this is what the GERRY-WEBER Group wants for its sustainability targets in the future. This is why the company has now published an updated sustainability agenda, which details the specific milestones to be reached in the individual areas by when.

"Mega trends such as climate change and other global challenges accompany our day-to-day work in all areas of the company. After joining GERRY WEBER, I realised that sustainability has, for many years, been an important element of what we do, but that we do not communicate enough about it," explains Angelika Schindler-Obenhaus, who, in her capacity as CEO, is also responsible for corporate social responsibility (CSR) under the leadership of Annette Koch. The important ISO 50001 and 14001 energy and environmental certificates, the membership of the Textiles Partnership as well as the GOTS Certificate and the "I WEAR I CARE" label, which identifies products with a minimum content of sustainable raw materials of 50 percent, were already in place at GERRY WEBER when she joined the company. Moreover, GERRY WEBER is a member of important alliances such as Amfori BSCI, which is about fair working conditions in the manufacturing countries. "The next step had to be an agenda that is firmly anchored in the overall strategy, which facilitates the concrete implementation of further ambitious goals and meets newly developed values, needs and aspirations. New ways of thinking and new concepts are needed to position companies sufficiently for the future and for social change," says Angelika Schindler-Obenhaus.

Sustainability is also gaining importance for a successful stock market listing of the company - especially against the background of the upcoming refinancing in 2023. "Our sustainability agenda makes it possible to measure our performance on an annual basis: how ecologically, socially and responsibly do we act and what progress have we achieved? On this basis, we can then enter into dialogue with existing and potential shareholders," adds Florian Frank, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of GERRY WEBER International AG.
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