SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

CHRISTINE STEGER

As a family business, the well-being of future generations is of particular importance to us. Being a manufacturing company, we face up to this responsibility every day anew. In our Sustainability Report, we would like to inform you as our customers, employees and partners about the progress we have made so far, what drives us forward and what we want to achieve in the future"

CHRISTINE STEGER

Managing Director / CEO

Managing Director / CEO


TAKING RESPONSIBILITY ONE STEP FURTHER

Unless otherwise stated, the current sustainability report refers to all MANN & SCHRÖDER COSMETICS locations and the 2018 fiscal year. It was published in July 2019.

For transparent reporting, the report was prepared on the basis of the internationally recognized guidelines for sustainability reporting, the Global Reporting Initiative, and covers essential aspects from the areas of economy, ecology and social affairs.

In the interest of sustainability, the MANN & SCHRÖDER COSMETICS Sustainability Report is deliberately not available in printed form, but can be viewed digitally or downloaded from this website.

Download: 2018 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
Always in our sights
sustainable resources
Specifications or statutory provisions often change and this is especially true of requirements for raw materials. It is important to be able to react quickly and find alternatives in these situations. Developing sustainable solutions is one of the main jobs of our experts in Research & Development (R&D). …
Specifications or statutory provisions often change and this is especially true of requirements for raw materials. It is important to be able to react quickly and find alternatives in these situations. Developing sustainable solutions is one of the main jobs of our experts in Research & Development (R&D). Another focus of our research is to find substitutes for substances which pollute the environment. “It is crucial to ensure that an advantage in one place does not spell disadvantage in another place,” said Head of R&D Klaus Hempel. “It does not make sense, for example, to use a new substance which is less harmful to the environment in isolation but causes a disproportionate increase in the use of energy overall.” Alternative substances are therefore also tested very thoroughly to assess their impact on the process. “We are also striving to minimise the energy used in the manufacturing process and to plan heating and cooling phases as effectively as possible,” continued Klaus Hempel. Close cooperation between R&D and quality control is a major prerequisite for fast and flexible action. “If something turns out to be disadvantageous, we change it – in case of doubt we also change the formula,” added Hempel, explaining the cross-departmental process. We respond just as quickly if, for example, customers change their specifications. “Then we research and develop new formulas until all the criteria are met to the complete satisfaction of our customers.”
PACKAGING
Minimalism in the packaging processes
The aspect of sustainability is also ever present in the packaging section at MANN & SCHRÖDER COSMETICS. When our alkmene® brand was relaunched in 2017, all the body lotion and shampoo bottles were made from 100% recycled materials for the first time in line with its natural credentials...…
The aspect of sustainability is also ever present in the packaging section at MANN & SCHRÖDER COSMETICS. When our alkmene® brand was relaunched in 2017, all the body lotion and shampoo bottles were made from 100% recycled materials for the first time in line with its natural credentials. We also look to dispense with additional outer packaging for our products where possible (e.g. folding boxes) or to ensure that we use packaging materials with the highest possible percentage of recycled materials.