Responsibility, respect, trust
We want to make NILE successful: together. Our corporate values and our responsibility to society and the environment set the frame for our work everywhere and at all times.
We take on our social and environmental responsibility and decide how to treat each other and our environment. Honesty, respect, and determination characterize our day-to-day work and create trust in the brand, its products, and the company. Our employees and partners are our most valuable asset: together we work with enthusiasm and passion for the long-term growth of the company.
Ecological and social responsibility – what we do
We want to produce NILE economically successfully - our entrepreneurial values as well as responsibility towards society and the environment gives us the right framework. We mainly produce in China. To personally take on a large part of the responsibility as a company on-site, since November 2012 there has been a separate office in Shanghai with five full-time employees and a NILE Code of Conduct. One of the main objectives of the office is to ensure social standards. NILE production sites are regularly visited by representatives of the Shanghai Office and management. This is the only way to maintain personal contact with the producers, to enforce the code of conduct, and to control production. In addition, we pursue a strategy of long-term and close cooperation with a few producers, geographically concentrating on the surrounding cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong.
We are a long-time member of the amfori organization (formerly BSCI). We are responsible to the main producers for compliance with standards and execution of amfori audits. Despite critical voices, we are convinced that amfori is an excellent organization committed to improving social, environmental and economic standards. Many of our producers have additional certificates like WRAP, Oekotex100 and ISO8000.
With MyClimate, NILE voluntarily compensates for CO2 emissions and thus contributes to global climate protection. A considerable amount flows into a project for clean electricity in China - more information about MyClimate tracking box number 01-16-679115. NILE manufactures all print products in Switzerland and Germany. From catalogs to invitations to business cards.
Cooperation with workshops
NILE uses handwork in many areas and wherever possible places orders with workshops that offer jobs for people who need a protected environment for working. Our most important partners are Atelier Passage in Port and Foyer Schöni Biel. There is a lot we could not have done without them.
Post Pro Clima
NILE sends all packages as a "pro clima-Shipment" and pays the appropriate surcharge for each package. The postal service is fully investing this money into selected climate projects or high-quality emission certificates. In this way, CO2 emissions are fully compensated for and NILE packages are sent out in a climate-neutral manner. Every year, NILE Clothing AG receives from Swiss Post a "pro clima-Shipment" certificate of CO2 compensation with the amount of offset CO2.
Dürig Textillogistik & Transporte GmbH has been undertaking larger NILE deliveries, which are not covered by postal mail. Three vehicles, which all comply with the EUR4 standard, are almost exclusively used for NILE. All trips are optimally coordinated with deliveries and returns to avoid empty runs. This minimizes transport and CO2 emissions.