Heinemann publishes CR report

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Duty-free firm Heinemann has outlined its CR priorities in a new report, Thinking and rethinking corporate responsibility in travel retail.

Based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the new report looks at the ideas and solutions the company has identified and realized so far in the commercial, workplace and environmental areas.

Among the examples mentioned are: Heinemann’s 2018 joining of the United Nations Global Compact and committing to making its 10 principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption a core part of the company’s corporate strategy; and environmental protection initiatives ranging from the use of eco-friendly office materials to the introduction of Tesla Semi all-electric trucks at its logistics centers.

At the retail locations, activities include promoting the region through local designs and products in close cooperation with local business partners; reducing the number of plastic bags; saving materials in shop design and shop fitting; and supporting innovative approaches such as the European Travel Retail Confederation’s digital off-pack solution (digital product labeling).

“Our credo is ‘Shaping the future of sustainable travel retail’. The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact are very significant guidelines for our everyday balancing act: operating a successful business by carefully reflecting on every economic decision, environmental and social risks and the opportunities. And we need to demand an equally strong commitment from our suppliers and business partners,” said Kay Spanger, chief commercial officer at Gebr Heinemann.

The full report can be downloaded here.

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