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We care

The business decisions we make today can have a positive impact on tomorrow. With consumers becoming more and more conscious, businesses with a likeminded vision will benefit in every way. We carefully select our partners based on their ethics in fair trade and labor conditions. Which is why we require our manufacturers to comply with today’s international standards and carry certifications like BSCI and RSPO.

Social

Communities are the heart of every society and therefore we care deeply about our social responsibility.

Governance

In all our actions and dealings we make sure to do everything within our power to ensure sustainability.

Environmental

We try to ensure our ecological footprint is as small as possible. Therefore, we only work with partners who feel the same.

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We aim to create a healthier future

Social Compliance

As a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) we are provided by a common conduct for social compliance. With the help of the BSCI we ensure an ethical working environment and sustainability within the production locations of our suppliers. Through social compliance audits done by the BSCI we try to ensure that our suppliers meet important requirements for workers and the environment:

  • Safe working conditions
  • Freedom of employment
  • Prevention of child labour
  • Accurate wage and working hour records
  • No severe environmental pollution
Certificated

Quality control: BRC certified

Karsten International’s dedicated Quality Manager focuses on improving the quality and safety of our products. Karsten International is BRC certified, which means our products meet the standards of quality throughout the supply chain, product safety and legal compliance. We are checked extensively on an annual basis and we are rated with the highest achievable score. This means recognition for the quality we deliver and our unbridled commitment to both retailers and their consumers to satisfy everyone.

Substances of Very High Concern (SVCH)

At Karsten International we always try to avoid working with dangerous substances and the use of these substances in our products. We ask our suppliers to actively watch out not to use or work with substances of very high concern (SVCH) as stated by The European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

We take this into account in our selection process to find the perfect supplier. In many cases there are multiple suppliers to choose from. In such case we only select suppliers who do not use SVHC.

Packaging

Packaging is a waste, but since it is necessary for the protection of the product, why not pack it sustainably? Wherever possible, we use bio-degradable materials to make sure the packaging can always be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

RSPO

Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil is an organization that promotes the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards. Because we use sustainably produced palm oil as an ingredient in many of our products, our manufacturers are RSPO certified.

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We care about the environment and labor conditions

Questions?

Do you have questions or suggestions, or would you like to learn more about social responsibility? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact us

Overschiestraat 63
1062 XD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 20 632 5676

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