Sus­taina­bi­li­ty at Kettelhack

We take respon­si­bi­li­ty for ensu­ring that tomorrow’s genera­ti­ons also have a future worth living for. Working tog­e­ther for a “good tomor­row”: that is the mis­si­on we actively pur­sue – on all levels and in all are­as of the company.

Sus­tainab­ly new

Sus­taina­bi­li­ty is not a sta­te but a pro­cess! Steps both big and small count. Never get tired of ques­tio­ning the old and initia­ting the new – at all levels and in all are­as of the company.

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Sus­taina­bi­li­ty is not a sta­te but a pro­cess! Steps both big and small count. Never get tired of ques­tio­ning the old and initia­ting the new – at all levels and in all are­as of the company.

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CSR stan­dards

About this report

This digi­tal sus­taina­bi­li­ty report meets the requi­re­ments of the EMAS Regu­la­ti­on and com­plies with the requi­re­ments of GRI 4 of the Glo­bal Repor­ting Initiative.

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CSR stan­dards

EMAS Envi­ron­men­tal Statement

As a regis­tered com­pa­ny in the EMAS regis­ter, we are obli­ged to publish an envi­ron­men­tal state­ment. → Here are all the details from our cur­rent envi­ron­men­tal statement.

Good Tomor­row 

Good Tomor­row: Sus­taina­bi­li­ty at Kettelhack

Working tog­e­ther for a “good tomor­row”: This is our mis­si­on, and we are com­mit­ted to it – at all levels and in all are­as of the company.

Good Tomor­row: Sus­taina­bi­li­ty at Kettelhack

Good Tomor­row stands for joint action for a sus­tainab­le future, without dis­re­gar­ding know­ledge and expe­ri­ence from the past. We take respon­si­bi­li­ty for ensu­ring that tomorrow’s genera­ti­ons also have a future worth living for.

Fami­ly busi­ness in its fourth generation

As an inde­pen­dent fami­ly busi­ness, we are very fami­li­ar with long-term plan­ning and respon­si­ble action. In doing so, we focus equal­ly on the envi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance of our com­pa­ny and on the qua­li­ty of our pro­ducts and processes.

“Not­hing is more para­ly­sing than an ope­ra­tio­nal rush during a men­tal lull. Being mobi­le and proac­ti­ve pro­tects us from being over­whel­med by new developments.” 

Jan Ket­tel­hack, Owner and CEO

Sus­tainab­le tex­ti­le 

High-qua­li­ty raw fab­ric from long-stan­ding partners!

We buy about a third of our raw fab­ric from just next door: At a wea­ving mill that belon­ged to our com­pa­ny until 2011 and is only two rol­ling gates away. We source the rest from long-stan­ding part­ners in Tur­key or Pakistan.

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Net­wor­king, exch­an­ging know­ledge, beco­m­ing active …

We are con­vin­ced: Only a joint initia­ti­ve by all sta­ke­hol­ders in the tex­ti­le value chain can lead to a holistic imple­men­ta­ti­on of sus­taina­bi­li­ty in the tex­ti­le sector.

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Fairtra­de cotton

The inde­pendent­ly con­trol­led Fairtra­de label stands for the sup­port of small far­mers and workers in the pro­du­cing coun­tries. In this way, Fairtra­de aims to impro­ve the lives of all peop­le invol­ved in the pro­duc­tion of a Fairtra­de-cer­ti­fied tex­ti­le – from the cot­ton field to the clothes hanger.

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Envi­ron­ment 

Envi­ron­men­tal manage­ment at Kettelhack

With our envi­ron­men­tal manage­ment sys­tem in accordance with the Euro­pean stan­dard EMAS, we pur­sue a holistic approach to the topic of the environment! 

Num­bers, data, facts

Whe­ther it’s ener­gy con­sump­ti­on per machi­ne hour or the balan­cing of was­te volu­mes – key figu­res are indis­pensable for our
→ envi­ron­men­tal manage­ment system.

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m3 water
  • of which 98.5 % trea­ted well water.
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Mwh Ener­gy
  • of which 87 % gas and 13 % electricity
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Tons of waste 
  • the­re­of 0.2 % hazar­dous waste

Our fib­re stars

Whe­ther clas­sic cot­ton, sus­tainab­le cel­lu­lo­se fibres from wood or recy­cled poly­es­ter – each fib­re brings its own eco­lo­gi­cal advantages.

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Not all che­mi­stry is the same …

At Ket­tel­hack, the selec­tion and use of the necessa­ry che­mi­cals are car­ri­ed out with spe­cial care and con­si­de­ra­ti­on of eco­lo­gi­cal standards.

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CO2 Foot­print – more than just a number

The car­bon foot­print adds an important com­po­nent to other key figu­res: The envi­ron­men­tal impact of fac­tors only beco­mes clear through this consideration.

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Social 

Con­tri­bu­ting, par­ti­ci­pa­ting, shaping!

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Work­place health promotion

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Appren­ti­ce­ship at Kettelhack

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Ferit Sabaho­g­lu, Goods Con­trol­ler and Sus­taina­bi­li­ty Ambassador
“Abo­ve all, the sus­taina­bi­li­ty ambassa­dor trai­ning pro­gram­me taught me how you can chan­ge for good — even with litt­le effort.”
“Abo­ve all, the sus­taina­bi­li­ty ambassa­dor trai­ning pro­gram­me taught me how you can chan­ge for good — even with litt­le effort.”

Our 29 sus­taina­bi­li­ty ambassa­dors are an important part of our sus­tainab­le cor­po­ra­te cul­tu­re. From appren­ti­ces to manage­ment, employees from dif­fe­rent com­pa­ny divi­si­ons are invol­ved – and thus good mul­ti­pliers for the topic of sustainability.

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“Only satis­fied employees put their heart and soul into their work. The key to this tre­a­su­re: Trust, free­dom – and long-term appreciation” 

Thors­ten Rich­ter, Com­mer­cial Manager