Through its membership in initiatives and associations, Reckhaus focuses on dialogue, cooperation and continuous improvement.
With its partnerships, the company with a long tradition is committed above all to sustainability, product quality, responsible corporate management and environmental education.
Business for Nature
Business for Nature is an alliance of more than 600 companies with combined revenue of US$ 4.1 trillion, including Reckhaus are urging governments: “Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature. Governments must adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade. Together let's protect, restore and sustainably use our natural resources.”
Business for Nature’s Call to Action is the first time so many businesses have publicly advocated a comprehensive global biodiversity framework (Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework). The call is particularly powerful because at the same time heads of state representing 76 countries signed the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature committing to reversing biodiversity loss by 2030.
Biodiversity in Good Company
Reckhaus became a member of Biodiversity in Good Company initiative. Our collective responsibility and philosophy to protect insects and biodiversity brought us together. Our new cooperation partner Biodiversity in Good Company is a voluntary association of different companies to prevent biodiversity loss and to represent interests of the society and economy.
Reckhaus has become a member of the alliance „Ethics in Business”. The coalition wants to implement structural changes in the current economic system in order to create a sustainable value-added chain. On different events organized by "Ethics in Business", committed entrepreneurs share and spread their visions in order to achieve this goal. Reckhaus contributes to this alliance with great commitment and their effort to prevent biodiversity loss and protect the environment.
Sustainable product quality
Reckhaus actively supports the environmental and safety guidelines of the VCI as well as the worldwide Initiative Responsible Care. We waive critical chemical substances such as e.g. CFC, heavy metals, softening agents or genetically-modified substances. Our raw materials and materials stem from Germany and Western Europe and feature a high recycling share. By the fact that we operate all machines with electricity and compressed air we reduce the CO2 emissions.
Control-neutral insect protection
Reckhaus is the founder of the quality mark INSECT RESPECT® and with the product line Dr. Reckhaus® the first certified user. The quality mark guarantees that a compensation area which is suitable for the species was created for the insect controlled with a product.
Day of the Insects with BirdLife Switzerland
Together with BirdLife Switzerland, InsectRespect has organized the Day of the Insects in Switzerland 2018 and 2019. BirdLife is one of the largest nature conservation organisations in Switzerland and is committed to the protection of birds and their habitats as well as international cooperation in nature conservation. With the Day of Insects, the organisers want to promote cross-cutting cooperation and a lobby for insects..
Voluntary compliance with Advanced Sustainability Profiles (ASPs)
Reckhaus GmbH & Co. KG hold as ordinary member the certificate of the “Charter for Sustainable Cleaning” (Cleanright), a voluntary sustainability initiative of A.I.S.E. (International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products).
Reckhaus is a member of the German sponsors' association for ecoconscious management (B.A.U.M. e.V.). We support the work of corporate Europe's leading environmental initiative both financially and morally. We have committed ourselves to bring the B.A.U.M. guidelines for ecoconscious governance into practice: Reckhaus is a signatory of the B.A.U.M. sustainability code.
Öbu – Network for sustainable business
Reckhaus is a member of Öbu Switzerland. The network for sustainable business sensitizes to corporate sustainability. Öbu provides information on technologies and tools that companies can use at this stage for a more sustainable economic activity.
Awareness campaign for the value of insects
Insect Respect by Reckhaus works with the Natural history museum Bielefeld. The content of the cooperation are inter alia book donations of "Why Every Fly Counts", the long-term loan of the Insect Respect exhibition for the museum and a common fair stand at the GENIALE 2017.