As a company with a long history, we are interested in future generations being able to inhabit the earth without restrictions. For this reason, the sustainability aspect is at the core of our corporate philosophy, which we reinforce with extensive certifications and environmental awards (e.g. FSC, GOTS, BSCI). In addition, with the EPH seal, Blue Angel and the Oeko-Tex seal, we guarantee more sustainable production. Please see our product offers for more information on the respective certification status.
What does FSC stand for?
The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) promotes and secures the world's forests while taking into account the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. The FSC®-certified forest area is around 200 million hectares worldwide. Neither illegal logging nor large-scale slash-and-burn clearing is carried out on this property.
This background motivates us to manufacture our products according to the FSC guidelines. By purchasing wood products with the FSC label, you as a consumer are making a conscious decision for a more sustainable use of forest resources and thus contributing to a healthy and better environment.
What does GOTS stand for?
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a leading and worldwide recognized standard for the processing of textiles made of organically produced natural fibers.
The environmental requirements and social criteria are defined at a high level throughout the entire textile production chain. Quality assurance is guaranteed by independent certification. Thus, the GOTS label gives you as an end consumer security in your purchasing decision. Skin-friendly textiles are extremely important, especially for babies and toddlers. For this reason, we attach great importance to textile products that are produced in an environmentally friendly manner and are therefore low in harmful substances.
The Blue Angel has been the German government's environmental label for over 40 years. It guarantees that products and services meet high standards in terms of environmental, health and services. For you as a consumer, the Blue Angel therefore serves as an orientation for sustainable purchasing. Since we attach great importance to sustainable products, many of our textiles as well as our baby and children's furniture are marked with this label.
Additionally, many of our wood products are EPH certified. This guarantees the safety of our products. The Oeko-Tex® label also confirms that our products are harmless to yout health. The label guarantees that our baby products are tested for harmful substances and do not contain phthalates.
Environmental Protection through Recycling
In addition to sustainable production, the roba team in our offices also work under the principle of sustainable operation. For us, environmental protection starts with the smallest details. For example, we use recycled paper instead of fresh fibre paper for printing. It is also very important to us that the necessary packaging material for our products is not at the expense of the environment. For this reason, we focus on the topic of recycling, especially with regard to sales packaging. When selecting packaging material, we make sure that it can be recycled and returned to the economic cycle.
Climate Neutral Delivery
Especially when parcels are delivered, many emissions are usually produced. To counteract this environmental pollution, we use climate-neutral GLS delivery services. The concept of this particular delivery service is based on two pillars—emission reduction and prevention, and the compensation of any unavoidable emissions, which makes a 100% parcel delivery possible. For the delivery of parcels, the diesel vehicles are replaced by e-delivery vehicles, as well as e-bikes and other electric vehicles which are operated by green electricity. The compensation of unavoidable emissions is achieved through forest conservation and efficient reforestation.
Modern Energy Management
We use natural energy sources and generate green electricity using our own solar panels. When we installed our solar panels, we took care not to interfere with nature, but to use the space on our company buildings. In this way, on the one hand the habitat for the insects and animals in our environment is preserved and on the other hand we generate environmentally friendly electricity.