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2017 Sustainability Report
published 2018/08/01

Glossary

 

  G8 States

The "Group of Eight" (G8) was a merger of the industrialized countries USA, UK, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Russia until March 25, 2014. In the course of Crimean Crisis, Russia was excluded from the circle. Currently, the G7 is in effect, as it was between 1967-1998. 

  GermanFashion

A fashion association which represents the German fashion industry and their interests.

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  GLWC

"Global Living Wage Coalition": Works on the improvement of wages in the supply chain. 

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  GMO

Genetically Modified Organism 

  Gold Standard

Certification organization for climate protection projects.

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  GOTS

Global Organic Textile Standard for natural fibers such as cotton.

  Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)

The instrument most widely used to calculate and manage GHG emissions.

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  Greenpeace

An independent, global organization in over 40 countries with the goal to “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity”.

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  Green Shape

With our Green Shape label, we offer functional, environmentally-friendly products made from sustainable materials. They are manufactured under fair working conditions along the entire supply chain. The criteria for the label are strict and transparent. They are under constant review and cover the entire lifecycle of the product from design, through production, care and maintenance, to repair and the product’s end of life.

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  GRI

Global Reporting Initiative, an organization founded in 1997 promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for organizations to become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable development.

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  GS

German abbreviation for Tested Safety. The GS seal certifies products that meet the requirements of the Product Safety Act. 

  GTZ

GTZ is used to calculate the heating requirements of a building during the heating season. 

  GWÖ

German abbreviation for Economy for the Common Good, a movement launched in 2010 that is an alternative economic system built on values that promote the needs of the entire population. It is a tool for economic, political, and social change – a bridge to a better future.

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