Does Dr. Hauschka consider the environment when purchasing?
The subject of procurement is an environmental consideration we take very seriously. For ongoing operations, we buy office materials and hardware (computers, printers, telephones), equipment (laboratory and analysis devices), production systems and advertising materials such as product displays. We consider quality in everything we buy. This means products and manufacturers must meet the following criteria.
- Economical: is the product long-lasting, good quality and economically sensible?
- Environmental: What resources were used during the production process? Ideally, the product should be regional (to avoid unnecessary transport), environmentally friendly, not genetically modified, made of sustainable raw materials and recyclable
- Social: Does the manufacturer pay its employees fairly; does it protect them from health risks and avoid discrimination and child labour?