Sustainably committed. In initiatives and partnerships.
We believe: The more companies participate in established environmental initiatives, the more impact we have on the market. That’s why we participate in numerous initiatives. First and foremost, in the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), to which we have already committed ourselves in 2021. The SBTi provides companies with a science-based methodology for defining CO2 targets that are in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. We use the industry-leading Higg index, which shows the sustainability of products along the entire value chain. We are also a member of the IVN (International Association of the Natural Textile Industry), respACT, the Austrian platform for social responsibility and sustainable development, and the cads initiative, an association of the largest German-speaking shoe manufacturers to continuously develop ecological and social standards for the shoe industry.
For the production of our collections, we prefer to work with leather suppliers who have been awarded gold and silver by the Leather Working Group (LWG): it defines global standards for the leather industry and certifies tanneries.
As a shoe manufacturer, you can’t stand still.
So that sustainability can move forward.
Partnerships at eye level: We manufacture most of our collections in our own production facilities, which are all EMAS or ISO 14001 certified. This means that we have our working and production conditions under our own control. We outsource production without middlemen exclusively to long-term partners who are committed to our Code of Conduct. This ensures maximum transparency. We have had successful relationships with all our partners for decades and all partner companies have technicians employed by legero united on site. The partner companies themselves have all the necessary certifications and ensure their necessary regular updates. For material supplies, too, we only accept suppliers who are committed to our strict requirements. In this way, we already today guarantee the maximum supply chain transparency of tomorrow’s climate protection laws.
Commitment is our permanent mode: Our pool cars, which all employees can access as needed, have been supplemented with e-cars. Our charging stations for e-cars are available to both our employees and our customers – free of charge. Another contribution to sustainable business: we do not destroy returned or sample shoes or B-goods. On the contrary: we give these shoes away to many charitable initiatives so that they can continue to serve people in need for a long time to come. In this way, no shoe is left without a suitable foot.