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Sustainability

Actions speak louder than words

Protecting the environment is becoming increasingly significant in our society. Due to clearly evident climate change and global warming, it is becoming ever more important to save our resources and employ technology that does not cause harm to the environment. Our company policy, therefore, is consciously oriented towards ensuring we cause as little impact to the environment as possible. We want to help create a sustainable system where our products can be produced without contributing to global calamity. The measures taken by each individual employee go beyond merely complying with legislation or codes of practice.

E. O. Wilson: "A Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behaviour as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves, search for a new environmental ethic."

Quality Policy

Rebhan is committed to understanding and fulfilling the expectations of our customers.Part of this commitment is that those expectations are reflected in transparent business processes.
In Rebhan quality means that:

1)    Our processes enable us to inform the customers about the status of their requests or orders at any time.

2)    We work in a team and live a culture of communication and feedback in order to avoid disruptions and additional work, both in manufacturing and order processing.

3)    We ensure quality by the two-stage „Four Eyes Principle“. In the first stage by self-control of the manufacturing workers and in the second stage by independent quality assurance. In this way we create a bond between our own performance and our finished products.

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4)    The appreciation of our employees is an important aspect of ensuring/delivering quality.  

5)    We keep monitoring our processes in order to be able to meet future quality requirements as well.

Download Certificate 9001 here

REBHAN is now ISCC certified!

Thanks to this ISCC certificate:
✔ REBHAN can offer recycled or bio-based materials certified ISCC with the assurance that high sustainability requirements are met.
✔ We will now be able to offer chemical recycled materials by mass balance allocation.
✔ REBHAN can ensure the traceability of the plastics resins used to produce your cosmetics bottles.
✔ We support the scale up of the circular economy and chemical recycling.
✔ This allow to improve waste management on the global basis.


WHAT IS ISCC ?
ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system and covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, biogenic wastes and residues, circular materials and renewables.
ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) is the world’s largest certification systems. It has been developed through an open multi-stakeholder process and is governed by an association with more than 140 members, including research institutes and NGO’s. As a no-deforestation standard with a strong commitment to protect forests, high-carbon stock lands and biodiversity, ISCC strives for a world where biomass and other raw materials are produced in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.

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ISCC sustainability principles: 

  • Ecological sustainability  
  • Protection of land with high biodiversity value or high carbon stock
  • Deforestation free supply chains
  • Environmentally responsible production to protect soil, water and air
  • Social sustainability
  • Safe working conditions
  • Compliance with human, labour and land rights
  • Compliance with laws and international treaties
  • Monitoring of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Methods to calculate GHG emissions
  • Monitoring of GHG reduction
  • Compulsory for EU biofuels market
  • Good management practices

  • To know more, please visit:https://www.iscc-system.org/

    EcoVadis

    REBHAN is silver certified by the international rating standard EcoVadis. Our company is now among the top 25 percent of the evaluated companies worldwide for social responsibility and sustainable procurement.

    What is EcoVadis?

    EcoVadis is trusted around the globe as the best provider of business sustainability ratings. Based on 7 founding principles, the EcoVadis assessment offers a clear guideline as to how well a company has CSR and sustainability principles integrated into its business.

    The sustainability score is calculated through 21 performance indicators which are organized into 4 themes of Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement and provides an independent assessment that benchmarks a company's performance against that of industry.

    EcoVadis also offers an action plan which reviews improvements.

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    Our strengths:

    Environment:
    - Using recycled and biobased materials
    - Green Line (5R: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Renew, Refill)
    - ISO 50001 certified

    Labor and human rights:
    - Code of Conduct
    - Works council including youth and trainee representation
    - Regular training for employees

    Ethics:
    - Member of the GKV code of conduct

    Sustainable procurement:
    - ISCC certification
    - Formal supplier evaluation with regard to REACH compliance


    Download Certificate here.

    Rebhan's Energy Policy

    At Rebhan, we have taken great care to introduce and adhere to a responsible energy policy.

    The efficiency of our energy management system is audited and reviewed on a regular basis. In the long term, we intend to reduce our specific energy consumption and to improve our energy consumption efficiency in a continuous improvement process.

    Our strategic and operative goals subscribe to an energy management system according to ISO 50001:2018 certification guidelines, in which:

    - energy flows must be constantly recorded and updated
    - energy saving measures are planned and introduced
    - results of energy saving measures are evaluated at regular intervals
    - planned activities aimed at improving our energy efficiency will be kept up-to-date

    Relevant legal requirements and regulations are reviewed periodically in terms of their validity and relevance. We make every effort to apply renewable energy sources and to buy energy efficient products and services, provided they are economically viable.

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    Rebhan employees are actively involved in the implementation of our energy policy. Extensive communication, motivation, training, and targeted application of the continuous improvement process supports and promotes the energy-saving behaviours of all our employees.

    Download Certificate EMS_50001-2011 here.

    Umweltpakt Bayern

    Durch die Beteiligung am Umweltpakt Bayern haben wir die Verantwortung übernommen, eine aktive Rolle bei der Vermeidung einer negativen Auswirkung auf die Umwelt zu spielen. Der Umweltpakt Bayern ist ein Abkommen zwischen der Bayerischen Regierung und der Bayerischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft zur Förderung des Umweltschutzes.
    Durch die Zusammenarbeit im Umweltpakt Bayern verpflichten sich die Partner dazu, Ressourcen zu sparen und umweltfreundliche Technologien zu nutzen, mit dem Ziel, ein mit der Umwelt synchrones Wachstum zu erreichen.

    Sie können die Urkunde hier als PDF-Datei herunterladen.

    Rebhan's Commitment to the Environment

    We are reducing energy consumption and supporting energy-optimized processes

    We feed any leftover material from the production process straight back into the machines in the recovered substance cycle

    We re-granulate plastic waste ourselves and reuse it in appropriate processes

    We use water-based lacquers and solvent-poor UV hardening screen printing inks

    Our goal is to avoid waste or, if this is not possible, to reduce waste and recycle it in an environmentally responsible manner

    We offer our customers non-impacting solutions, and we can process raw materials from renewable sources

    We train our staff to follow environmentally sensitive procedures

    We co-operate with official bodies, institutions and with special interest groups to find solutions

    We want ecologically responsible policies, so that our children can enjoy an unspoilt environment

    Member of GKV Code of Conduct

    Download the GKV-Code of Conduct here