THIS IS HOW MUCH SUSTAINABILITY THERE IS IN A PAIR OF FILTRAL GLASSES
Where does sustainability begin? Which components of a pair of glasses are affected? The first thing you think of, of course, is the material from which the glasses are made.
But there are many additional factors that make glasses more environmentally friendly. Take a look for yourself!
The frames of Filtral's Green Line sunglasses are made from 65% renewable raw materials. For production, we use renewable castor oil as a substitute for petroleum. In this way, we reduce the consumption of fossil resources in the production of our sunglasses.
We use recycled materials for our reading glasses. Filtral reading glasses frames are made of at least 70% recycled plastic. This saves valuable resources and reduces the use of fossil raw materials.
CERTIFICATES & TESTS
Tests and certificates are worth more than a thousand words. Our glasses, as well as Filtral as a company, are labelled with various quality marks. The bio-based plastic we use, for example, is certified as DIN-tested.
The FSC seal stands for sustainable forestry – our product information is printed largely on FSC-certified paper. The Filtral environmental and energy management systems are TÜV-certified according to ISO standards.
Since 2012, the production of Filtral eyewear has already been climate-neutral. We compensate for the CO₂ emissions generated during production. This compensation is used for a climate protection project that includes the reforestation of natural forests.
And here we are absolutely transparent: There is a tracking number included in all Filtral product information. This makes it possible at any time to view and track how much harmful CO₂ Filtral has already offset.
Most of our product information is printed on FSC-certified paper. The wood used for this comes from sustainable forestry. The mission of the FSC is to promote the environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable use of the forest.
The product labels themselves must be tear-resistant, water-repellent and stable. We therefore use stone paper for this purpose, an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastic.
Filtral has been a member of the amfori BSCI since 2008. This means we are committed to improving social sustainability along the entire supply chain. This includes ensuring fair production conditions and regular audits to prove compliance with amfori BSCI standards.
In Asia, our own permanent quality assurance team acts as a contact for suppliers on site and monitors ongoing production by means of random samples.
Here you can find more information about sustainability at Filtral: