Step by step forward
We acknowledge that the main part of our product’s carbon emissions and environmental impact is generated along our supply chain. And while we do see the importance and benefits that our sustainability approaches and our zero-emissions strategy generate in our headquarter, we need to focus on pollution control and emission improvement in our manufacturing sites. We don’t have legal ownership over any production facilities, but feel the responsibility to exert our influence to promote sustainability along our supply chain. Thus, we continuously control and consult our factories and their material suppliers.
Since 2017, ISA-TRAESKO is audited and certified according to the high standards of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). FSC® works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. Our Chain of Custody certification proves that we are sourcing materials from FSC®-certified forests, and following FSC®-defined best practice throughout the production process and supply chain.
In February 2017, ISA-TRAESKO joined the B.A.U.M. network, Germany’s leading organization for sustainable business. By joining this pioneer of ecological business, ISA-TRAESKO committed herself to take responsibility for her impact on society, environment and the future of our globalized world.
ISA-TRAESKO’s German headquarter is using 100% green energy and is operating climate-neutral since 2017. After reducing our CO2 emissions as far as possible in 2016, we started to offset all remaining emissions, including all business travels, with Atmosfair. Atmosfair is a German climate protection organisation which is regularly ranked as top offsetting provider. They actively protect the climate, reduce CO2 emissions and support sustainable development by transferring technology and combating poverty. With ISA-TRAESKO’s contribution, Atmosfair is financing green energy projects in India.
In summer 2019 ISA-TRAESKO committed to a joined licensing agreement with the animal welfare charity PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). We hope to raise public awareness for vegan shoes through the use of PETA-Approved-Vegan labels and are grateful to have such a strong ethical partner at our side.
In September 2019, ISA-Traesko was the first importer to join the ZDHC Foundation (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) as Friend of ZDHC. The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme is a coalition of fashion brands, value chain affiliates and associates. Together they empower the global textile, leather, apparel, and footwear value chain to substitute hazardous chemicals for safer ones in the production process.