OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE
This has been our company’s guiding principle from the outset, impacting universally on all areas of our work. From operational processes within the company itself and the use of renewable sources of energy, all the way to a sustainable packaging policy, ANIKA stands at all times for respectful interaction with nature.
We are very conscious that every business activity has an influence on our environment and therefore attempt to keep our ‘ecological footprint’ as small as possible.
Corporate social responsibility is firmly rooted within our company.
Corporate social responsibility means to us:
Dealing with our sources of raw materials in a manner that conserves resources
Acquiring 100% of our energy from renewable sources
Avoiding waste and recycling waste that does get produced separately in order to feed it back into the biological cycle
Buying all paper for cosmetic packaging and correspondence only from sustainably managed forestry and paper mills (FSC)
Printing with organic inks free of any mineral oils
Involving our staff, partners, suppliers and customers in our success
We devote particular attention to the selection of herbs and flowers for our plant extracts and oils, which make our products so prized. We are proud of this careful way of dealing with our precious, manually prepared raw materials.
Our many years of collaboration and personal contact with our growers and plant suppliers guarantee us, and above all you, the perfect quality of our raw materials. We seek to work with local people and NGOs (non-governmental organizations), support Grassroots Projects and initiate local, sustainable fair trade. By adopting this policy we are helping biodiversity, maintaining precious ecological reserves and giving people back the ability to determine their own destiny.
We reduce poverty not by aid, but trade!
It is no coincidence that the UNCTAD/WTO* report names ANIKA as one of the leading companies in this field.
*United Nations Conference on Trade and Development / World Trade Organization