Sustainability is a basic value at Corbeo and is present in all aspects of our business.
We prefer natural materials; sisal, flax, cotton, jute.... Where possible, we opt for circular products: our macramé cotton is made from regenerated cotton, we offer polypropylene rope made from granulated recycled propylene.
We try to use mainly mono-material packaging and as little plastic as possible. At the same time, the packaging is a protection that avoids creating waste in the shops. We thus try to find a balance between sustainable packaging and functional packaging.
Our production runs on solar power. The solar installation provides the energy to make our entire production energy-neutral. Moreover, our building is modern and energy-efficient and has been awarded the BEN label (almost energy neutral).
Waste management is a top priority. We recycle one-way wooden pallets. We also separate rope production waste for recycling purposes.
Finally, we prefer electric cars and encourage our employees to bicycle to work and try to work digital as much as possible.
Corbeo manufactures locally. Therefore, we mainly import raw materials and semi-finished products, which implies less containers needed. This focus on the short chain significantly reduces the CO2 emissions of sea freight.
For our partners as well
As we believe it is important that our partners also adhere to a sustainable way of working, we have endorsed Amfori's codes of conduct. We carry out our own inspections of suppliers and subcontractors. Using the Amfori checklist, we control whether the right standards are being respected in terms of labour conditions, fire safety, ban on child labour, etc.
We do not only strive for profit, but are also strongly committed to diversity. We were awarded the "inclusive enterprise" certificate in 2020.