SUSTAINABILITY

Ethically, socially, environmentally

Wackes is a full-service company that strengthens and promotes your brand through products that meet people’s needs. When it comes to sustainability, our guiding principle is as simple as it sounds: a product should be manufactured in the best possible way, with a focus on sustainability, and designed to be used again and again. Obviously, we follow all laws and regulations – but we strive to do even better.

Our Statement

  • We are aware that our industry is complex and multi-dimensional.
  • We want more transparency and open transfer of knowledge within the industry.
  • We care about our clients’ commitment to sustainability.
  • We want to exceed existing laws and regulations, because good enough is simply not good enough.
  • We promise to always provide guidance for making well-considered choices.
  • We will continuously ask our clients to cooperate with us, and actively address environmental risks and opportunities for improvement.
  • We are committed to retaining our position as the most responsible producer of promotional products.
  • We believe that the only way to do this is together.

”Minimum environmental impact – from first stitch to final delivery.”

Wackes is the industry leader when it comes to sustainability and quality. With high ambition together with our sustainability manager, Elin Axelsson, we ensure that we are constantly working for sustainable and safe products. Important for us and safe for you.

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS THAT TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE

A selection of different memberships and initiatives that we are proud to be a part of

In order to fulfil our sustainability goals and social accountability guidelines we take responsibility for everything from design, materials, manufacturing, and logistics. Our partners play a crucial role in helping us maintain our position as the most ethically and environmentally focused promotional product manufacturer.

Certified according to ISO 9001 and 14001
Wackes works hard to emphasise quality and the environment. Thanks to these efforts, since 2010, we have been ISO 9001 and 14001 certified in Sweden.

Member of the UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is the foundation of our sustainability work. We are active within Global Compact Network Sweden in order to learn more, network and take part in united action with other members.

Amfori BSCI – Trade with purpose, formerly BSCI
Wackes is a member of Amfori BSCI, the leading business association of global commerce that enables organisations to enhance human rights, use natural resources responsibly, and drive open trade globally. Through Amfori BSCI we address and improve social compliance in our supply chain.

Active member in Kemikaliegruppen
The Chemicals Group, hosted by Rise, focuses on research concerning chemicals in materials and products. Its members consist mainly of companies within the textile and electronics industry. Membership gives us access to chemical databases, valuable networking with industry colleagues, and access to meetings where knowledge is shared and valuable discussions are held.

Silver status at EcoVadis 2018
We are proud to have obtained a Silver rating, which places our company among the top 30% performers evaluated by EcoVadis. EcoVadis is an independent organisation that controls and assesses a company’s CSR program, and measures and compares it to other companies’ CSR efforts.

UL – a global independent safety science company
We work closely with UL in order to ensure that product safety, quality, and social conditions are in accordance with Wackes’s requirements. UL is a worldwide, independent and accredited provider of quality lab testing, audits, inspections and responsible sourcing.

IPPAG, International Partnership for Premiums and Gifts
We are proud members of IPPAG. Wackes collaborates with IPPAG members from all over the world to develop unique insights and skills, and to focus on the intelligent and result-driven use of responsibly and sustainably sourced promotional products. Together with our industry colleagues, we are a strong, unified force that can make a difference. We share knowledge. We have a vision. And, most importantly, we care.

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Environmental Prize Winner 2017
In 2017, the Swedish Association of Professional and Advertising Articles awarded Wackes its Environmental Prize.

Council for Sustainable Product Media
RHP, is an independent and transparent council that sees legal requirements as a minimum and who wants to inspire better business where sustainability becomes a crucial parameter. Together with five other players in the industry, we have created RHP, which was launched in March 2019 as an initiative to make product media a sustainable media for the future.

Social projects
Our employees bring their passion, knowledge and competence to a number of social projects, including our partnership with UNICEF.  

 

Wackes
Code Of
Conduct

Wackes Code of Conduct describes our ethical values and rules. It is signed by all of our suppliers. We have chosen to follow Amfori BSCI’s Code of Conduct, which was drawn from exacting demands recommended by numerous international, well-established and renowned organisations. As a result, we continuously follow up and ensure that we live up to these demands. Amfori BSCI is a leading business association of global commerce that enables to enhance human rights, use natural resources responsibly, and drive open trade globally. Learn more.

TOGETHER

Step by step…

We are convinced that there is only one way forward: to consciously choose the path that leads to better choices. Step by step, product by product. We believe in transparency and trust. And, most importantly, we believe in doing this together with our clients and collaborators.

OUR PROCESS

Solid expertise, important topics and crucial guidance

By choosing sustainable products, packing materials, and transportation methods you show that you take responsibility for your environmental impact. We guide you through this whole process by:

Setting goals, measuring outcomes, and further developing processes, systems, personnel, and customer relations.
By making carefully considered choices when it comes to products, materials, and packaging, as well as transport alternatives.
By partnering with our customers to reduce our consumption of resources and use of non-renewable resources.
By working in an economically efficient manner, and considering this to be a long- term investment.

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Guidance

Offer guidance early in the process
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Goal

Setting goals and measuring outcomes
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Process

Develop processes, systems, personnel, and customer relations.

Choices

Making carefully considered choices when it comes to products, materials, packaging and transports
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Collaboration

Partnering with our customers to reduce our consumption of resources
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Profit

Work in a long-term and economically efficient way