Gabriel enjoys a status as a quality and environmentally conscious company.
You can count on us.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) cuts quite naturally across all the Group’s activities. To Gabriel, CSR means taking responsibility for adding value and thus contributing, directly and indirectly, to positive development in society. The company therefore endorses the principles of the UN Global Compact and pursues its corporate CSR and environmental policies with determination.
Gabriel is run as a responsible company and this method of operation is a permanent point on its strategic agenda. CSR is not a whim of fashion, but a strategic driver on a par with product development and sales, for example. Gabriel is exceptional in the responsibility it takes for how products are produced, including in those areas where the Group is not the owner. This has given Gabriel a leading position as supplier of environmentally-friendly upholstery fabrics.
Gabriel’s services and products must accurately match the requirements and expectations of our customers. The company’s production and distribution are to promote regular reductions in resource consumption and environmentally harmful emissions. Read further in the CSR and environmental report.
At Gabriel we work on the basis of a Code of Conduct, a set of rules which serve to provide guidance with respect to business ethics and to help employees maintain ethical behaviour. Gabriel’s partners are also expected to sign and comply with Gabriel’s Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct endorses the principles specified in the UN Global Compact and is in accordance with the recommendations of the industry organisation Danish Fashion & Textile.
Gabriel was the first company in the industry to gain a range of achievements and certifications:
|1989||Gabriel was the first Danish textile manufacturer to offer textiles dyed without heavy metals.|
|1991||Quality management following ISO 9001.|
|1994||No use of toxic clothes moth impregnation chemicals.|
|1996||Environmental management following EMAS/ISO 14001.|
|2003||First product to carry the EU Ecolabel.|
|2006||Oeko-Tex introduced on Comfort.|
|2010||Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver of Gaja C2C.|
|2016||56% of Gabriel’s fabrics carry the EU Ecolabel.|
|2016||95% of Gabriel’s fabrics carry the Oeko-Tex label.|
|2016||12% of Gabriel's fabrics carry the Cradle to Cradle certification|
Gabriel works with strong focus on product labelling and certifications. Gabriel is certified under ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). This ensures systematic control of all parameters in product development and production, and ongoing performance improvements. Product labels ensure environment user saftety and health, as they e.g. guarantee that our products do not contain any allergens, mutagens or other harmful chemicals.
Gabriel’s efforts are focused on five main areas which form the basis for implementing objectives and policies for CSR and the environment:
For further information about these areas, activities implemented, and results and goals we refer to our CSR and environmental report, which is updated annually.
If you have further questions or comments, you are welcome to contact us.