‘We assume responsibility for our environment’ – that is one of the principles of our corporate philosophy. For us, that means minimizing the ecological impact within the bounds of the financially defensible. We are therefore constantly upgrading our production processes and ascertaining, evaluating and minimizing the use of raw materials, emissions and waste volumes on an ongoing basis.
The HABA corporate family passed Environment Standard ISO 14001. We therefore undertake to continue our policy of active protection of the environment – in every phase of production.
tenets of our environmental policy:
• Environmental protection is an integral component of the HABA corporate family.
• The concept of protecting the environment pervades every function and day-to-day work at every company level.
• Environmental awareness is constantly promoted among our staff by means of training courses.
• Our suppliers are integrated into our corporate family’s environmental policy.
• We actively operate economic protection of the environment.
• We place a premium on and abide by the pertinent environmental legislation and regulations.
• Production processes have to be continually upgraded. We ascertain, evaluate and minimize the use of raw materials, emissions and waste volumes on an ongoing basis.
• We regularly provide our customers, the public and the appropriate authorities with information on the environmental pollution caused by the HABA corporate family and on the work we do for the environment.
Certification: The Käthe Kruse Factory is located in Donauwörth (Germany). Since the founding of the Käthe Kruse Company in the year 1905, the name Käthe Kruse has become synonymous with the production of high quality, age-appropriate toys for children. All Käthe Kruse toys are manufactured under stringent quality and safety standards, while articles are conceptualized, designed and produced on site. Because of this unique feature, Käthe Kruse products are still manufactured in Europe.
own production facilities which are located in Donauwörth, Latvia
Most of the factories of our suppliers, for example of fabrics, are also located in Europe, as well as our paper and packaging suppliers. We purchase some items from overseas. All of which are tested by independent laboratories according to EN71, ASTM or Ökotex standards, depending on which is appropriate.
of conduct: As a worldwide operating company we must make sure
our business partners have the same principles and values as our own employees.
To achieve this aim we require our business partners to act and deal compliant to the following guidelines.
standards: We respect the moral and ethical standards and beliefs
of all peoples and cultures with whom we deal. We in turn expect our business
partners to respect our rules and procedures.
Product safety:We only offer products that comply with applicable safety standards (ASTM, EN71), exercise due diligence in regard to the safety of our products and take effective action to assure the safety consumers when necessary.
Legal requirements: We expect our employees and business partners to abide by the laws of the countries in which we conduct business. We also expect that International law related to the conduct of business between Nations be followed at all times.Health and safety: All work places are required to be safe and healthy working environments and to be in compliance with all local safety and environmental laws.
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Traditionally, we have always been the majority of our products in her own house, so that all products - with a few exceptions - with the sign "Made in Germany" are attached. From design to completion, all of us controlled products and offer our customers a high quality safety.
During the entire production process are all part of an ongoing quality control. Our goal is to ensure the high standard of quality.
Selecta toys are manufactured in compliance with current European and international standards. Our products are tested in accordance with the European standard for toys, from the earliest development phases through to their introduction to market. Our products are also tested by the T?V Product Service for compliance with European Standard EN71 and are certified with the GS safety mark. Our products are also tested and certified to ensure compliance with US standard ASTM.
surface treatment of Selecta’s products
As a natural material, wood can be safely put into a child’s mouth. Selecta only uses environmentally-friendly and totally safe paints and lacquers which comply with EN71 and US safety standard ASTM.
We were one of the first manufacturers to provide our products with an additional coating of beeswax, which naturally finishes the surface with a very soft, velvety coating. Using a special transfer printing process, we are able to print colourful illustrations onto the wood itself. This process enables us to produce very bright and brilliant colours, as well as providing a strong scratch-resistant surface which can withstand saliva.
We are following the legal requirements kept the products appropriate warnings attached. This should ensure that the toy is used properly. They also provide additional information for the use and age use.
The legislature wants it risks posed by improper use could arise, said Monday. Please check the warnings carefully, and keep them on.
We are legally obliged to attach warning notices to our products. The purpose of these is to guarantee that the toy is used properly. They also provide additional information about its use and age-based suitability.
The intention of the legislature is that this will counteract any risks which could occur by children using the toys incorrectly. We would therefore recommend that you observe these warning notices and retain them for future use.
Our goal is to preserve and protect our environment. We have a variety of measures implemented and are working on a steady development. We process so mainly indigenous timbers, preferably maple wood. So no more wood is beaten as nachwächst, we support a sustainable forestry by PEFC / FSC certified wood processing. The resulting from the production of wood waste, we cover the entire heating requirements in the enterprise. The production processes are ongoing on the possibility of further energy saving and the avoidance of emissions of CO ² investigated and constantly improved.
Our objective is to sustain and protect our environment and to this end we have already put in place a number of measures and are continuously working to improve these further.
We primarily work with native woods, especially maple and in order to ensure that we do not fell more trees than are re-planted, we support sustainable forestry by working with PEFC/FSC-certified timber companies. We use the woodchips left over from our production processes to meet our company’s entire heating requirement and continuously monitor and improve our production processes to make further energy savings and prevent CO² emissions.
We commit ourselves to decent working conditions in our own production facility to offer and we demand the same from our suppliers. We treat our employees properly and offer them a safe and healthy work environment. Ongoing monitoring will ensure that all regulations on working hours and minimum wage, and the prohibition of child labor are respected.
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We are a small, family owned and operated business, and we believe that quality should not be compromised for even the smallest product. There is a great tradition of textiles in our community and in our culture, and we are happy to share that tradition of quality by designing and marketing our yarns and tools.
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we definitely appreciate and understand your concern.
Please be assured, we test for lead VERY frequently.
It's quite possible to make great quality children's items in China, which meet all safety regulations, but the key point is that you have to test and inspect very frequently to be sure that your factories are always following your instructions explicitly. I assure you that's exactly what we do.
From our experience, the key to doing this correctly is not simply to insist that your factories follow your instructions, but then to go one step further and to AUDIT, INSPECT, AND TEST very frequently. That is the most important part of the process, and it's something our company has always taken VERY seriously.
again for asking, and for your support also.
Your Dedicated Customer Service Team
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Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 EST
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