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Sustainability

Raiffeisen on Sustainability
As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, RZB acknowledges its responsibility for promoting the well-being of people, society and the environment.

The importance of corporate responsibility for the RZB Group has been enhanced in recent years with the development of the Strategic Corporate Responsibility Organisation. A corporate responsibility project committee and team was formed with members of all relevant departments within RZB to prepare and implement corporate responsibility within the company.

Climate protection is the leading priority in the RZB Group's environmental policy. It entails various material risks, but also presents a range of attractive opportunities. Conserving resources and materials is a key consideration. This involves practices such as procuring and using environmental friendly materials, improving resource efficiency, and minimising waste and emissions.

The RZB Group aims to minimise the environmental impact of all of its facilities, and to go beyond compliance with the statutory requirements.

Desso on Sustainability
For Desso corporate social responsibility is of great importance as well. Early 2008 Desso made a natural decision to take an alternative route and go a step beyond mere sustainability in our design and production. Desso has set itself the target to be a fully
Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) company in all its business units by 2020. Quite simply, it's about 'doing the right things right'. We want to avoid creating an efficient pursuit of the wrong goals, and make a fundamental shift towards a new design objective. By doing that we can ensure that our products are made from pure materials that are safe for human use and can be biologically or technically recycled at the end of their useful life. We call this
eco-effectiveness.

Today Desso's Business Carpet division is well ahead of planning. With the launch of DESSO EcoBase® we have achieved Cradle to Cradle® Silver Certification for our carpet tiles. Desso is proud to be the only carpet tile manufacturer in the world to have achieved Cradle to Cradle® Silver Certification for an entire carpet.

We believe that Desso products can significantly contribute to creating healthier workplace solutions by using innovative products such as Desso Airmaster®.

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