We act sustainably

Therefore, we tirelessly improve our production processes and look after our corporate culture.

Whether knives, watches, bags, clothing or perfume – sustainability is part of our DNA

Only if our planet is healthy can we be a healthy company in the long term. From procuring raw materials through production to packaging and distribution, – we look very closely at everything. Particularly as a family enterprise, we find this attitude very important. After all, we want future generations to be just as successful as we are today.

Discover how we emphasize sustainability.

Yesterday’s waste becomes tomorrow’s fashion

We carefully collect our waste fabric from fashion production. We pass it along to producers, who make new textiles from it. Because we work with high-quality fabrics, the industry is highly interested in our “waste.”

Packaging isn’t always necessary

Where possible, we forgo packaging altogether. For example, with our deodorants and shower gels. Perfume is packaged in cardboard boxes to protect it from light. Like our cardboard and paper packaging, these boxes are bleached without chlorine.

Smells good, does good

We produce our perfumes in Switzerland. But many of our fragrances come from faraway lands such as Uganda, Haiti, Malaysia, and Venezuela. Yet we check very closely that our suppliers work sustainably and ethically.

We use the heat from our knife production for heating

The various knife-grinding processes create a lot of heat. That’s why we use water for cooling. We recycle the stored heat and use it to heat the buildings of our headquarters in Ibach as well as 120 apartments.

For us, scrap steel means new knives

We collect all our scrap steel. Really all of it. Scrap steel and cutting dust is returned to the steel plant. In fact, we’re pioneers in the recycling of grinding sludge. Thus each year, we filter 600 tons steel from our cooling water – that’s 25% of our entire steel purchase.

Good lies close at hand: We rely on local raw materials

The wood for our pocket knives with wooden scales previously came from Gabon in Africa. Although it was FSC certified, we preferred to rely on local sources. We searched long for suitable material. But we succeeded: now we’re working with local walnut wood.

Victorinox and Nespresso – two recycling pioneers team up

For the 25th anniversary of Nespresso’s recycling program, the coffee capsule producer Nespresso has joined up with Victorinox. The collaboration has produced the Pioneer pocket knife, whose Alox scales consist completely of recycled Nespresso capsules.

Better to repair than to replace: our long-lasting luggage

This planet’s resources are limited. That’s why we treat them responsibly. For example, with a long guarantee on our luggage. Should something break, we’ll repair it and thereby spare the unnecessary use of raw materials.

For our chronometers, we rely on the sun

Our watches are manufactured in Switzerland. And, namely, all under a roof that produces a significant portion of our energy. Our production centers are fitted with photovoltaic installations and thus provide part of the electricity for watch production.

Well maintained for a long life

We’re proud of our machinery and maintain it carefully. Our equipment thanks us with its long life. For example, there are machines that have been used for 50 years. We simply adapt them to the requirements of the time. This saves many resources.

We keep a watchful eye on our partners

Our responsibility doesn’t stop just outside our door. That’s why we regularly visit our suppliers. Because we want to make sure that our high standards regarding quality and sustainability are ensured by our products.

Those who come, come to stay

In our company, we discuss and laugh. Instead of an office grapevine, there are greetings in the corridor. We offer recreational sports and pastries during breaks; flexible working hours and secure terms of employment. It’s worth it: our employee turnover is less than two percent.

But not everyone comes

We still manufacture our limited edition pocket knives by hand. If, for health or family reasons, an employee is unable to come to us, he or she can also work from home.

Raise your arms! – we have fitness every day

We have balance time three times a day! Following the “Alexander technique,” we perform exercises to relax the body. This sounds unusual, but it’s very effective. Since the start of 2002, we have reduced illnesses caused by overload by 40%.

A look at our sustainable production

Come with us on a tour of our production centers in Ibach and find out all of the areas where we’re supporting sustainable production.

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