We are happy that you are interested in our CSE label. “CSE” stands for Certified Sustainable Economics. Products labelled with the CSE seal have been produced by enterprises which act strongly according the sustainability principles. These enterprises fulfil all requirements in the field of environmental protection (ecology), society and quality of work as well as business (economy).
Ecology: Most people are familiar with the term environmental protection. Companies promote ecological and regional material qualities. They use mainly materials from ecological and regional agriculture.
Society: Companies promote a working atmosphere worthy of the person. Working times suited to family needs, equal pay of men and women as well as the possibility to work in home office are self-evident for CSE certified companies. If the raw materials can not be supplied by European countries, CSE certified companies favour fair traded products. Therefore they support the livelihood of small scale farmers and the biodiversity.
Economy: The CSE Standard is the first certification system which demands requirements for the field of economy. The origin of outside capital is either from ethical oriented or from regional institutes, which have an added value for the region. Profits have to be reinvested for the companies purpose for further development of sustainability topics.
Companies which are CSE certified do not want to remain at the status quo. They are aware of the ecological and social issues which require a transition in dealing with consumer goods. Therefore theycontinuously endeavour upgrading there sustainability performance. They defined targets which are to met within 3 to 5 years. These target are manifold and enhance the vivid attributes of a sustainable company. In these target a variety of different projects can be found which enhance ecological and social improvements on several points and levels of effect. For example the company may try to avoid respectively replace critical substances completely (e.g. palm oil). Some companies also involve disadvantaged people into their seasonal working procedures or participate in research projects which e.g. focus on recycling management of resources.