Sustainability & Social Responsibility

Products, Materials and Production

In addition to the fully sustainable 137 Naturale collection, the wider Ch. Dahlinger product range is designed with environmental responsibility in mind. Wherever possible, materials that are renewable and/or recycled are used in the manufacturing process of both cases and boxes.

Wood, MDF, Cardboard, Paperboard & Paper

Renewable, easily recyclable and biodegradable. The above materials, when found in Ch. Dahlinger products, can be up to 80% recycled, depending on the range. In a commitment to sustainable forest management, Dahlinger has obtained FSC Certification (license number: FSC-C153455). Recycled paper is available across the range, while FSC paper is used in the following products:

Plastics

Plastics have a better CO2 footprint than paperboard, however crude oil is used in plastic production. As a result, all Ch. Dahlinger coated products and plastic packaging uses only recycled plastics, extracted from leftover industrial and household sources. Ch. Dahlinger products featuring recycled plastics include:

Compliance with Statutory Requirements

To ensure compliance with requirements such as REACH, materials are subjected to additional testing conducted by independent institutions such as DEKRA or SGS.

More than just Packaging

Ch. Dahlinger boxes and cases are containers for storing jewellery, watches and other valuables. They are designed to accompany the product for a lifetime. They envelop and visually enhance the product and are fun to unpack. Experience shows that consumers tend to keep the jewellery packaging and use it to store the product they have bought or to store other everyday items. Jewellery packaging is not a one-way product and stands out from conventional packaging by its nature and purpose.

Commitments

UN Global Compact

Social and environmental responsibility has always been important to our partners at Ch. Dahlinger. The organisation committed to this fact by signing up to the United Nations Global Compact on 13 June 2005.

The ten principles of the Global Compact cover human rights, labour standards,
environmental protection and fighting corruption and are recognised and supported by both management and staff. Consideration is given to compliance with these principles in all decisions and actions impacting on the present or future. www.unglobalcompact.org

Sedex

Ch. Dahlinger is also a member of Sedex, a non-profit making organisation working towards responsible and ethical global trade practices. Manufacturing partners are audited based on the SMETA (Sedex Members’ Ethical Trade Audit) procedure, and which covers working conditions, occupational safety and hygeine, and environmental management. www.sedexglobal.com

FSC

The FSC system is committed to sustainable forest management and ensures that forests are used in accordance with the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. (Ch. Dahlinger license number: FSC-C153455). www.fsc.org