since 1871
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Sustainability and social responsibility

Social and environmental responsibility has always been a top priority at Ch. Dahlinger, as is evidenced by our move to join the United Nations Global Compact on 13 June 2005. Our main production facilities are FSC-certified, ISO 9001-certified and SEDEX-audited and are also subject to ongoing supervision by our employees in Asia.
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The United Nations Global Compact is the world's largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance. Based on its 10 universal principles, it pursues the vision of an inclusive and sustainable global economy that benefits all people, communities and markets, now and in the future.
The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

As a company, we are committed not only to the responsible use of resources but also to ethical and social sustainability. Transparency and safety are important to us. To ensure that these commitments are adhered to, we commission independent institutions to audit our partner companies in Asia on a regular basis. These companies are audited based on the SMETA (Sedex Members‘ Ethical Trade Audit) audit procedure. The audit covers aspects such as working conditions, occupational safety and hygiene, as well as environmental management.

FSC® stands for the Forest Stewardship Council® and was founded as an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation in 1993 as one outcome of the "Environment and Development" conference held in Rio de Janeiro. The FSC system is committed to sustainable forest management and ensures that forests are used in accordance with the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.
Dahlinger is FSC-certified. Our FSC licence number is FSC-C153455.

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Dahlinger Eco Friendly

Dahlinger Eco Friendly is our label for products that are made predominantly from sustainable materials such as FSC-certified paper or cardboard and/or are sustainable in other ways.
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Materials for the production of our boxes and cases

In order to live up to our responsibility for the environment, we use materials that are renewable and/or recycled to manufacture our boxes and cases to the greatest extent possible in order to conserve resources. An overview of the most important materials is provided below.

Products made of cardboard, paper, wood and MDF

Wood and wood-based materials are renewable, easy to recycle and biodegradable. Depending on the product, the proportion of used fibres, i.e. fibres that have been recycled, can be up to 80%. Sustainable forest management reduces CO2. As a result, boxes and cases made of cardboard make a significant contribution to protecting our environment.

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Products made of recycled plastics

Plastics have a better CO2 footprint than paperboard. However, crude oil is needed to produce plastics. Plastics can often by recycled and are also easy to recycle, which is a huge advantage. This is why we use only recycled plastics for our coated boxes. These plastics are extracted from leftovers from the plastic processing industry and households and are processed into new plastic granulate, which is then used to manufacture our box bodies. This allows us to conserve fossil raw materials such as crude oil.

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Compliance with statutory requirements

To ensure compliance with statutory requirements such as REACH, we subject materials to additional testing conducted by independent institutions such as DEKRA or SGS.

More than packaging

Our boxes and cases are containers for storing jewellery, watches and other valuables. They are designed to accompany the product for a lifetime. They envelop and visually enhance the product and are fun to unpack. Experience shows that consumers tend to keep the jewellery packaging and use it to store the product they have bought or to store other everyday items. Jewellery packaging is not a one-way product and stands out from conventional packaging by its nature and purpose.

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