SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

AND SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPT

PEOPLE

THE MOST VALUABLE ASSET

The focus of our efforts is the human being. We attach great importance to compliance with social standards and do a lot for our local employees. Individual health programmes to promote physical and mental fitness and well-being, the compatibility of family and career and also a wide range of training opportunities for recruiting new talents ensure that employees are satisfied and recognize ELTEN as an attractive employer.

WE´RE INVOLVED

MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Trust is good, control is better. Testing is carried out on our quality, the working conditions and our product safety by independent institutes. This applies not only to our head office in the Lower Rhine region, but also to our production facilities and suppliers. Regular participation in external audits underlines this attitude. In this way, we aim to continuously improve working conditions in the supply chain and to maintain product quality at the highest level.

ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD

SOCIAL COMMITMENT

We assume responsibility for our society. Whether on site at the Lower Rhine or global support – we get involved. By focusing on Germany as a production and logistics location, especially in the Lower Rhine region, we create jobs and can process an important part of the value chain locally. We make extensive investments in this field and we thereby minimise environmental pollution in the long term.

BEYOND BORDERS

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Together with our partners, we are committed to the continuous improvement of working conditions. Satisfied employees create high-quality products. Regardless of the location of the production plant or the supplier, we work together to constantly improve social standards whose compliance we subject to regular checks. In this way, we build up trustful partnerships and employee relations that always pay off in the long run and are reflected in the quality of our products.

MOTHER NATURE

THE ENVIRONMENT

Plastics, leather and other materials are used for the production of our shoes. We act as sustainably as these products allow. In principle, the protective function takes precedence over environmental compatibility, but as part of our sustainability strategy we always work on products in which innovative, environmentally friendly and recyclable material alternatives are used. The same applies to our packaging, which helps us reduce the waste rate in the long term.

QUALITY FIRST

PRODUCTS AND PRODUCTION

High-quality and safe – our safety shoes ‘designed in Germany’ are durable and sustainably produced. By using high-quality materials, we not only contribute to better protection, but also extend the lifetime of our products enormously. With appropriate care, especially our leather safety shoes can last for several years. We thus extend the cycles between product purchases, save resources and reduce the amount of waste.