At HABA, sustainability is written with a capital S – in all areas
Both in the selection of materials and in the production processes used, the protection of natural resources is a priority for HABA. This is demonstrated by, among other things, the PEFC seal. We have been marking our wooden toys with this seal since 2010, because the beech and birch wood we use for these comes from sustainable forests. We therefore support the preservation of an ecological balance of forests and make a significant and lasting contribution to improving forest use and maintenance. In addition, we continuously optimize our production conditions, use environmentally-friendly processes, and improve the technologies used. We constantly investigate how much material is used and the amount of emissions and waste. Modern energy management is just as much second nature to us as the enhancement of our machines and buildings from an ecological viewpoint. HABA became the first German toy manufacturer to pass the Öko-Audit (Eco Audit) in 1999 and has since strived towards continuous environmental management in accordance with DIN ISO 14001.
Modern energy management
We have an energy management system certified to ISO 50001. The aim is to continuously improve the energy-related performance of the HABA Family of Companies, increase our energy efficiency, and optimize our own consumption of energy. This standard describes the requirements placed on a company to introduce, operate, and continuously optimize its energy management system. Energy management records all energy flows in the company, evaluates these, and offers suggestions for energy saving and more efficient consumption. The responsible use of energy is an essential part of our activities in terms of our building technology and the expansion of office and production space – this applies to all of the HABA Family of Companies’ sites. Our principles and measures can be found in the Energy Policy of the HABA Family of Companies.
Continuous environmental management
Our environmental management system is certified to ISO 14001. We analyze environmental influences and the environmental impacts of our company and identify potential for improvement, which we realize step by step. It is important to us to pursue sustainable environmental protection at all stages of our work and we have set ourselves the goal of becoming even better. How? By providing our employees with systematic training to further promote their environmental awareness. If we do not manufacture a product ourselves, then it comes from long-standing partners who we trust and who we know also work according to stringent environmental standards. When shipping our products, we use the most environmentally-friendly and recyclable packaging material possible – and only as much as we really need. The conservation of resources and the reduction of pollutant emissions are firmly anchored in our Environmental Policy.