Delivering Responsible Metal Supply Chains27.01.2020
For over 60 years, Hunter Douglas has been recycling and reusing materials in the manufacturing of our Metal Venetian Blinds and non-metal products, sending less and less waste materials to landfill.
By using ‘best available techniques’ we reduce environmental impact by protecting and conserving resources like materials and energy through superior design and efficient manufacturing techniques.
Our latest initiative is actively participating in the “International Responsible Business Conduct Agreement” for the Metals Sector. This initiative is designed to promote responsible business conduct and address issues in the international metal supply chain, and its impact
on people and the environment.
By collaborating with government, industry associations, NGOs and trade unions, this important initiative will address wider issues that an organisation cannot achieve alone. Hunter Douglas is committed to this covenant and is actively applying due diligence to identify improvement opportunities within our secondary metal supply chains.
How the Covenant Works
Metals are essential for the production of many goods and technologies and are crucial to achieve lower carbon emissions. The implementation of the Agreement will be devoted towards:
- Providing companies with the necessary knowledge, instruments and other resources and tools to be able to understand and/or address risks in their supply chains.
- Addressing specific supply chains issues possibly linked with secondary materials (metal scrap) supply chains.
- Encouraging relevant actors in the metals supply chains (at the national and international level) to adopt and implement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.
Hunter Douglas welcomes all parties to support us in executing this covenant.