Our Commitment to Sustainability
As a family business, sustainability is in our genes, as we do not think in quarterly reports but in generations.
Furthermore, as an internationally acting distributor it is our primary task to save transaction costs, i. e. the use of resources, as much as possible, by combining product ranges and deliveries of various suppliers for our customers.
We take responsibility for our actions as part of our promise to care for both people and the environment. Our sustainability targets focus on crucial issues such as safety, health and environmental protection, resource efficiency and legal compliance. We are proud on the passion of our employees for the topic of sustainability and provide full management support. Consequently, we put a dedicated sustainability task force in place with the goal to set targets and to transfer them into the daily HARKE business processes, company culture and interfaces with our partners.
Let us further grow sustainability together!
Legal compliance is a foundation for our activities. In order to meet the requirements of relevant legislation, we have established a long-standing team of experts in various fields (e.g. REACh, GHS/ CLP, Dangerous Good Transport, regulations related to Biocidal, Detergent, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical and Food products).
Through intensive training of our employees, we ensure careful, safe and responsible handling of our products to protect people and the environment. We support both our customers and suppliers in implementing these regulations to ensure safe and compliant handling of our products along the entire supply chain.
The continuous improvement of the quality of our products, services and processes is an essential part of our corporate policy. We aim to not only meet but also exceed the expectations of our partners. We have implemented and certified quality management systems in all relevant areas:
We take responsibility for our actions as part of our promise to care for both people and the environment. For more than 20 years we have been actively participating in the Responsible Care Initiative supported by VCH, FECC and ICTA in the areas of product responsibility, plant safety, occupational health and safety, environmental protection, transport safety and dialogue with the public. Furthermore we are committed to the FECC Ethical and Business Principals.