Based in Lüneburg, Germany, the uvex centre of expertise is a state-of-the-art automated and environmentally certified manufacturing facility with stringent quality control measures to ensure first-class quality of our safety gloves. By manufacturing in Germany, uvex pursues efficient, resource-preserving production processes and ensures that the path from manufacturer to end-user is as short as possible.
Our long-standing commitment to sustainability
Since 2003 all products from our German based manufacturing site Lüneburg are certified according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.
Solvents and plasticisers are not used in the production process.
Certified quality management system according to ISO 9001.
Launch of the C500 cut resistant series with patented Bamboo TwinFlex technology (renewable raw material).
Occupational safety management system (LV21).
Our continuous focus is on natural based raw materials (cotton, bamboo).
Obligation for all suppliers to fulfil the requirements of the uvex social standard.
Launch of the phynomic series according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, uvex list of harmful substances and the first manufacturer in the glove industry to achieve the DERMA standard.
Introduction of paper packaging instead of plastic polybags.
Introduction of NBR coatings without accelerators (suitable for allergy sufferers).
Expansion of seamless glove liner production – the only supplier outside of Asia.
Certified conformity system for chemical safety gloves - module D.
New separation system for coating residues to reduce waste.
Use of CO2 neutral power.
Certified logistics partner in 2014 (Green logistics).
Certified energy management system according to ISO 50001.
CO2 neutral manufacture at our production site in Lüneburg.
Use of CO2 neutral gas and power.
Implementation of a waste management system.
Use of Euro pallets (exchange system) as a standard.
Certified environmental management system according to ISO 14001.
Expansion of our storage area by 42% -> Optimisation of warehouse logistics. Extension of the uvex social standard by the UN guidelines of economy and human rights. Since October 2019 the logistics provider GLS delivers all packages 100% climate-neutral.
Start-up of the in-house block-type thermal power station (BTTP) in Lüneburg. Further reduction of our energy consumption by making use of the high energy efficiency >90%.
The BTTP power station fulfils today’s new emission standard which will be in place from January 1st 2024 onwards. It is one of only a few in Germany that fulfils this standard.
Our focus is on investments in new process technology to reduce water and energy consumption even further.
Durability of our products and the use of natural based raw materials will be a key element for us.