uvex has an important mission. That of protecting people. Now the relevance of the mission has become more important, uvex protects people and the planet. Included in this mission is responsibility for people and the environment.

uvex has set ambitious projects for the future, targeting the economy, the environment and society. The company, in its factories, is working to increase energy efficiency and become carbon neutral in the near future. High quality standards for products are combined with the development of recycling concepts and the use of organic materials. The lifespan and sustainability of uvex products help reduce waste and conserve resources.

Under the motto "protecting the planet", uvex presents for the first time a complete system of ecological products.

Using recyclable materials:

- In order to conserve resources and protect the environment, uvex processes various recycled materials. Recycled polyamide from surplus production, recycled PET plastics from drinking bottles used in the manufacture of goggles, eyewear accessories, and reading glasses made from 70% post-recycled consumer.

Not using hazardous substances:

- uvex does not use hazardous substances in accordance with the REACH (EU) Regulation. In addition, the uvex group has developed a list of restricted substances. The company's corporate policy aims to offer products that do not contain dangerous ingredients, so as not to affect either the consumer or the environment. Skin contact products (PPE) are subject to the strictest criteria that go beyond the applicable EU directives.

Waste reduction:

- To protect the environment, uvex works to reduce waste in as many different places as possible. The use of resources in on-site production facilities is regularly reviewed to check for improvements to procedures and processes. To this end, the effort to reduce the cardboard material is implemented by changing the size of the packaging and reusing the transport boxes. In the case of uvex fair equipment, it also relies on loan concepts - the materials can be used by other companies later.

Green energy:

- Given that environmental protection begins with electricity, the uvex group uses green energy at its locations in Germany. This also applies to the Cagi uvex safety locations in Italy, Swedsafe in Sweden and Heckel in La Walck (Alsace), France.

- ISO 50001 requires uvex to verify that it has achieved continuous energy savings. Saving electricity along the value chain is also a high priority. uvex provides sustainable protection by continuously implementing sustainability measures at its production facilities around the world. Individual measures include LED lighting, state-of-the-art cars and the heat recovery process.

Using organic materials:

- The uvex group believes that plant and organic materials represent the future. For this reason, HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) made of sugar cane, Lavalan (pressed wool), Prolan (Bavarian sheep pressed wool), PU foam based on rapeseed oil, recyclable PET bottle textiles in addition to bamboo fibers, bamboo-based polyamide, bio-based polyamide, and other plastics developed from castor oil are already used in a wide variety of uvex products

Sustainable products:

- The uvex group stands out by offering an improved quality that can be verified empirically of the products. This can be seen in the protective coatings of goggles, for example. Therefore, uvex customers have to buy new products less often, because the products have a high resistance to daily use for a longer period of time. This saves money in the long run, valuable resources and generates less waste.

Reducing CO2 emissions:

- At various levels, the uvex group has set itself the goal of continuously reducing CO2 emissions. In Germany, uvex supplies green energy based on 100 renewable energies, in addition to CO2-neutral gas. Infra fürth gmbh is used to offset CO2 emissions from flue gas processes. Supports climate protection projects. Innovative products are manufactured and services are offered for the global market at our own uvex production plants, many of which are located in Germany and Europe. This guarantees first and foremost high quality, while ensuring that transport routes are as short as possible. The uvex group makes an important contribution to reducing its environmental footprint by regularly implementing sustainability activities at its production units.

The uvex sustainability label can be found on products and their packaging, as well as at trade fair stands or in uvex catalogs. With this approach, uvex wants to emphasize its commitment to these areas of sustainability, but also to raise awareness of green and socially responsible business practices.