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Sustainability at the abeba group

Acting responsibly for a successful future

Acting responsibly towards society, the environment and our employees is an obligation and a promise for our group. That is why we have created binding rules to ensure that ethical and legal challenges are implemented in our daily work in all areas of the company. With these rules, all employees are committed to ethical business practices, fair behavior based on partnership, and compliance with all laws without exception.

We define sustainability for the abeba group in the areas of employees, environmental protection, social commitment, production and animal welfare.

Environmental protection

As an internationally active company, we are committed to the responsible use of the earth's resources.

One area at abeba that is relevant to environmental issues is, for example, logistics. Through optimal processes and precise planning, we ensure that unnecessary transports are avoided in order to conserve resources and reduce air pollution as much as possible.

In our operating facilities, we use resource-saving technology wherever possible, such as long-lasting light sources with reduced power consumption. The materials and paints used meet our high ecological standards and are free of harmful substances and solvents.

Waste and valuable materials are recycled and reused wherever possible. This includes, for example, the use of recycled paper and compliance with waste and refuse regulations.

Animal welfare

An important principle in fulfilling our responsibility is to ensure the considerate treatment of animals. This includes using only leather from cows raised for meat processing and generally not using Indian leather.

The abeba group respects and supports animal welfare and the conservation of species.


Strict compliance with all country-specific laws and our own social standards are the basis for sustainable organization and production. This applies to our headquarters in St. Ingbert as well as to our foreign production sites.

These standards are also binding for our suppliers. They are contractually bound to meet our requirements in every respect. Compliance with local social and ecological guidelines, occupational safety, a strict ban on child and forced labor, a living wage and appropriate social benefits are binding requirements for production.

Our suppliers are bound to the abeba guidelines within the framework of long-term supplier declarations and are subjected to an annual audit.

We can only guarantee our high quality standards in the long term by using modern production equipment and a high degree of transparency. Within the process chain from development to delivery of our products, quality always has top priority. Both before the processing of the raw materials and during the testing of the final product, we can prove the health safety of our products. The use of prohibited substances is excluded. We support local suppliers in the further development of social, ecological and manufacturing standards.

We want to create awareness that every investment in better standards is an investment in our common future and are actively working to shape it.

Code of Conduct for the Footwear and Leather Goods Industry

Social responsibility plays an important role for the footwear and leather goods industry, which produces and sells its products worldwide. The association has therefore adopted a "Code of Conduct" and recommends that companies in the footwear and leather goods industry use this code for themselves and implement it in their own business operations.

The Code formulates concrete behavior and procedures that can be practically implemented by companies on a broad spectrum of relevant human rights and sustainability issues, which are intended to enable companies - even in the event of a violation or in situations of contradiction between the contents of the Code and national regulations - to comply with the essence of the contents of the Code of Conduct. The application of the Code is voluntary. The associations recommend that companies in the footwear and leather goods industry apply the Code of Conduct as an orientation framework and a guideline for sustainable, entrepreneurial action to which they can individually align their corporate policy.