|Being a family business, allows us to develop the long-term sense rather than focus
exclusively on short-term profit. We set new standards to minimise our footprint at
every step in the product life-cycle. We are committed to unleashing talents by offering
our consumers innovative and sustainable products. Our basic premise is that preserving
the environment shouldn’t be the consumer’s problem. It’s our job to make each product
in a responsive way, with microscopic focus on every part of the supply chain.
We have a strong sense of responsibility toward future generations by offering them well-designed
– Eric Joan, CEO.
COMMITMENT #1: RETHINKING HAMELIN PRODUCTS TO REDUCE
|Leading Eco Design Label and Eco Rating
The eco-design approach made us reconsider the entire life-cycle of our
Ecolabel Code of Conduct & Certification
We only support Ecolabels that reduce products’ environmental footprint during
COMMITMENT #2: CONTRIBUTING TO ENVIRONMENTAL
|Sustainable Forest Management
We promote sustainable forest management certification to contribute positively to the preservation of our forests. “We exercise constant vigilance regarding the origin of the paper and cardboard we source.” Managing Director of Books and Pads. Since 2003, we have been sourcing our raw materials in an ecologically responsible manner, by using certified sustainable forest management paper.
Responsible Paper Suppliers
We require our paper suppliers to provide environmental guarantees. 43% of
COMMITMENT #3: REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
|We certified our first factory in Germany by ISO 50001 for the management of
energy in 2016. Two other factories in France are being certified. This standard
specifies requirements for energy use and consumption, including measurement,
documentation and reporting, design and procurement of equipment and
systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.
COMMITMENT #4: FAVORING THE RECYCLABILITY AND
Two of our most important challenges are to favour the recyclability of our products but also to increase their durability.
Our notebooks respect the recyclability standards as they are tested in a
A way of reducing a product’s environmental footprint is to prolong its life-cycle
COMMITMENT #5: ASSESSING AND IMPROVING ALL OUR
In 2011, we launched the “JUMP” project to improve our quality, environmental
In 2018, we launched the project “ZERO” related to the Health and Safety of all
COMMITMENT #5: ENSURING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our responsibility is to support the skills and talents of our people, so they can develop expertise, autonomy, reactivity and team spirit.
In 2016, we introduced a Code of Ethics to set out key guidelines for fostering a friendly and collaborative working environment. As we are constantly trying to improve ourselves, we measure our employee satisfaction every three years focusing on values such as ethics, respect, credibility, pride and friendliness.
We encourage social initiatives toward the local communities close to our plants such as for example:
In France, Hamelin is one of the main partners of the MoHo project. Described as the 1st
|‘The Climb of Life’
For a few years now, the UK Hamelin team has taken part in ‘The Climb of life’, the number
In Benelux, Hamelin has supported local sports teams such as the premier league club
|Fundació per la Creativació
In Spain, Hamelin collaborated with the foundation “Fundació per la Creativació” that