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Sustainability is a big topic for us!      

The topic of sustainability is extensive, for the long term and affects various areas of our business internally as well as externally. Quite often it is not so easy to “simply“ change processes. It needs know-how and good ideas along with a consistent approach, and this is a challenge we want to meet. Sustainability at TRIXIE stands for long-term business orientation in relation to social commitment, regional ties, a high degree of quality expertise and honest responsibility for environment and consumers.      

Place of Action – the Warehouse!     

Since 2016, we have actively started to make the processes and our new investments in our warehouse more sustainable, so for example we acquired two stretch hood machines that enable us to save 50 % of foils. The “electric stackers” in our “internal transport fleet” were changed over to lithium ions. The complete lighting was changed to LEDs, and we use 100% of green electricity, and in September, a photovoltaic rooftop installation will be launched that provides a total output of 748 kWp, our own consumption rate being about 70 %.     

A continuous process – our product packaging!      

Already for more than a year, we have been working on reducing blister packs in our product packaging. We have progressed quite far with this and we anticipate that in the future, about 8 tonnes of plastic less will be released into the market in one year in Germany. Our next step will be to reduce Styrofoam.  

Wood from a real forest!       

The cardboard packaging we use for goods dispatch is FSC certified. Our 600-pages strong catalogues and brochures with new items are printed on paper from sustainably managed forests. From 2022, we will change the production of our wooden items, e.g. rabbit hutches, bird houses and more to FSC certified wood.

The Eco Series!     

The first items from our series Be Eco are now on sale. The transport boxes, cat litter trays and places to lie are produced from recycled materials. The product range will be expanded ready for the next listing.        

 

Flexibility of use for our concept of trade fair stands!      

Sustainable trade fair construction means that our team has to think and act in long-term cycles. For example, when planning a new trade fair stand concept, different stand sizes are taken into consideration and included in the planning. For 100 sqm or for 600 sqm – the mainly multiple-use elements in robust quality can be combined flexibly and often they can be used for years.  

Protecting nature and our oceans!     

With the sales from our series BE NORDIC we support maritime protection projects. In the spring of 2019, 100 kg of ghost nets were fished out of the Baltic Sea off the islands Fehmarn and Rügen. In 2020 the focus of the next campaign was on cigarette butts. In addition to that, we regularly donate to animal welfare organizations, start-ups and regional societies that promote nature conservation.     

Regional Ties!     

To strengthen the local economy, we like to choose suppliers from our immediate vicinity. In addition to that, we have long-standing co-operations with various workshops for people with disabilities.     

Our Team!

In October 2019, the project group “Sustainability“ was launched in order to collate, monitor and promote all our campaigns. We meet regularly in this group for updates, for defining new topics and for delegating the realization of projects to small employee groups.