Guidelines on consumer goods
Our non-food range also has to satisfy further criteria in addition to the legal requirements. You will not, for instance, find any military toys or articles made with tropical wood at Coop stores. A significant proportion of our wood and paper range is FSC-certified or manufactured using recycled paper, and we comply with the Code of Conduct on nanotechnology. Especially strict requirements apply to our own-label brands, which are monitored both internally and externally on a regular basis.
Naturaline refers to clothing, textiles and toiletry products that are manufactured by particularly ecological and socially acceptable methods in accordance with clearly defined guidelines. Our Naturaline textiles are manufactured from organically grown natural fibres according to fair trade principles and are CO2-neutral across the entire value chain. All Naturaline Natural toiletry products are certified to the Ecocert natural cosmetic standard.
For over 25 years now, Oecoplan has been offering environmentally friendly products and services for the home, office and garden. The focus in the Oecoplan guidelines is on the responsible use of resources such as soil, water and air, as well as on social requirements for production. Within the framework of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), we arrange for our suppliers and manufacturers in high-risk countries to be inspected by an independent body. Products demonstrate clear environmental added value for customers.
Guidelines on wood and paper products
We are committed to sustainable forest management. The aims are to prevent overexploitation and the associated increase in the greenhouse effect, and to support the preservation of biodiversity and protection of the indigenous population. We therefore endorse the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) quality seal and are working towards a switch to FSC standards for wood products. Recycling is the top priority for paper products.
Guidelines on textiles and leather
These guidelines govern the social, environmental and toxicological requirements pertaining to the cultivation and processing of our own-label brand textiles and leather products. The goal is to reduce or ultimately eliminate the use of critical chemicals in the supply chain on a gradual basis by 2020.
Code of Conduct on nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is being used in increasing numbers of products. Yet, there is a widespread lack of legal regulation in this area. With the Code of Conduct from the Interessengemeinschaft Detailhandel Schweiz (Swiss retail interest group – IG DHS), we are committed to the responsible use of nanotechnology.