To help raise awareness of its commitment to achieving increased sustainability, uvex has developed the protecting planet icon.
For uvex, protecting planet is more than a label. Based on our brand claim, protecting people, our sustainable approach integrates three core pillars — ecology, economy and social responsibility. These are incorporated throughout the business to improve our sustainability performance. This is why uvex undertakes comprehensive audits, measurements and evaluation management processes along the entire value creation chain to ensure our products are as sustainable as possible.
The side arms of the uvex i-lite planet and uvex i-guard planet are made of 39 percent bio-based material. We use renewable raw material from the castor oil plant and energy from biomass sources to produce the eyewear. The soft face seal of the guard version is made up of more than 35 percent recycled granulate from leftover production material.
The paper required for the enclosed instruction manuals has been reduced by 30 percent. Increasing the packaging unit from 5 to 10 safety spectacles resulted in an additional reduction in the amount of cardboard required and also produces significantly less waste.
The films of the polyester bags used consist of up to 70 percent recycled material, which is obtained from production waste. All cardboard cartons are made of over 90 percent recycled paper.
Side arms made from castor oil
Headband hooks and couplings made from recycled PET bottles
Face seal made from granulate from leftover production waste
Headband made from recycled yarn