Responsibility

Porcelain has the better sustainability than disposable or so-called bamboo mugs (please also read the article “Porcelain is leading in environmental protection”.

We work daily on our responsibility to increase sustainability and safety.

 

Energy

Our kilns meet the highest German standards.

The killns consume significantly less energy than all comparable ones in Europe and are only electrically powered.

In addition to the own audit, we are audited by a third party every 4 years according to DIN EN 16247-1.

 

Product safety

We fire  our products at more than 850 degrees to ensure greater dishwasher safety, scratch resistance for use at home.

Our products made out of porcelain, ceramics, tested plastics and stainless steel.

We regularly check our products acc. Commodity Regulation, FDA (Federal Drug Association USA) and California's strict Prop 65 limits.

We manufacture in accordance with the REACH regulation and therefore do not use any substances listed on the REACH candidate lists.

  

Waste reduction

We only produce gift packaging and disposable packaging upon customer request. Usually we deliver with minimum possible packaging. For custom-made products we also deliver  packed on a pallet without any boxes.

Used  packaging we compensate by paying the fee to BALANTVISION. We are also at LUCID under registration number DE4030461549378-V


Health and safety

All our employees are regularly examined in accordance with the law of company doctors. All materials used are assessed in a Hazardous Substance Audit.

We meet or exceed the official German social laws.

We are regularly reviewed for sedex / SMETA 4-Pillar, Registr. No.515341 sedex


REACH Declaration

The REACH Regulation (EC) is an EU chemicals regulation which entered into force in June 2007 and stands for the registration, assessment, authorization and restriction of chemicals. The Regulation is equally and directly applicable in all Member States.

Objective: To improve the protection of human health and the environment from chemicals. Better risk management in the handling and processing of chemicals. The regulation prohibits and restricts certain hazardous substances and introduces an authorization procedure for potentially hazardous substances.

Implementation: The REACH system, which is subject to notification, is generally classified as chemicals which are produced by a manufacturer from one tonne per year. It is about 30,000 substances. REACH requires manufacturers and importers to be responsible for the safety of their chemicals themselves. List of substances subject to authorization can be found here.



Product Safety Act

What are food supplies?

These include a variety of items of daily use which are intended to come into contact with foodstuffs, are already in contact with foodstuffs or can come into contact with food during the foreseeable use.

What legal requirements should be observed?

The legal framework for foodstuffs is laid down in the following European and national legal acts: Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on good nutrition manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

The Koenitz Group produces almost exclusively print images in Germany and the raw materials used correspond to the product standards stipulated by the Association of the Ceramic Industry (VKI). To make our product safety more transparent, we publish the results of regular samples of our products. The evaluation is carried out on the basis of German DIN values, as well as the American FDA and the strict California Proposition 65 standards.

Pb Cad Test Ergebnisse 0718