Groz-Beckert KG

Newsletter 1 | 2010

Sustainability in needle production

At Groz-Beckert, environmental protection is not just discussed - it is lived out on a daily basis. With its responsibility as market leader in industrial needle production, Groz-Beckert has integrated a commitment to sustainability into its corporate guidelines.

Not only the quality of products but also their safe and environmentally-compatible production is essential worldwide. The objective of all these endeavours is to gain optimal benefits for customers, employees and also the environment.

Ecology at Groz-Beckert

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Groz-Beckert ensures that environmentally-compatible and safe production methods are used, that safety and health of partners and employees are guaranteed - and that natural resources are conserved.

The company's ecological awareness where production sequences are concerned is proven not least by the steady drop in consumption of energy, water and chemicals as well as in air contamination.

Conservation of resources, approval procedures for dangerous substances and the preferred use of substitute materials are having increasingly positive results - as is the steady effort to continue work on further minimising environmentally harmful factors.

An overview of the consistency and conformity of industrial sewing-machine needles from Groz-Beckert:

  • Groz-Beckert KG is environmentally certified to DIN EN ISO 14001
  • Groz-Beckert needles and their packages...
    • ... are biocompatible and contain no substances detrimental either to the health of employees or to the environment
    • ... are recyclable or environmentally neutral
    • ... contain no dangerous substances as outlined in the Hazardous Substances Decree
    • ... conform to ROHS (limited application of certain dangerous materials in electric and electronic devices)
    • ... conform to REACH (decree regarding the registration, evaluation, authorisation and limitation of chemical substances)

On the basis of this comprehensive commitment, the Groz-Beckert sewing-machine needle division can proudly say that today, the "green needle" is already a reality.