Responsibility for Society and the Environment
As a leading riflescope manufacturer and regional employer, Schmidt & Bender assumes the associated social responsibility. We support projects that contribute to solving ecological challenges. Integrity determines our actions. This is achieved through open communication as well as active commitment to the region and extends to our dealings with our customers, employees, suppliers, service providers and the public. Sincerity, honesty and fairness are the benchmarks for our dealings with each other.
We want you to enjoy our products for a long time and have a lot of success with them. Already during the design process we make sure that the use of our riflescopes is possible across generations. Solid metal parts with clearly visible and permanently milled mechanical engravings and the use of high-quality optical components made of optical glass provide the basis for this. More than 80 % of all installed parts come from regional suppliers with less than 40 km travel distance. Our riflescope assembly is done by hand and is qualitatively checked by our employees in each of the process steps. Various product tests ensure the function for use in harsh environmental conditions. Also we check that neither our riflescopes, accessories and packaging will have any harmful effect on the user.
The protection of the environment and the conservation of its resources are corporate goals of Schmidt & Bender.
The amount of CO2 that Schmidt & Bender produces annually at its site is supported by regional reforestation projects in forest areas in Germany. The CO2 storage of Schmidt & Bender is regularly re-evaluated. Currently, we support reforestation projects on storm-damaged slopes in forests near Fulda in Hesse.
We permanently reduce plastic within products and packaging. The goal is to be able to recycle 100 % of products and packaging. We actively contribute to the costs of packaging waste, battery and waste equipment disposal (WEEE) in the states of the European Community.
Schmidt & Bender is certified according to the current ISO 9001 by TÜV Rheinland. Compliance with customer-specific standards and quality plans additionally secure our quality management system.
Employees and Suppliers
We are a responsible, regional employer and accept the associated social responsibility. This is done through open communication as well as active commitment to the region.
Schmidt & Bender respects the personal dignity, privacy and personal rights of each individual. We work together with people of different nationalities, cultures and religions. We do not tolerate discrimination or exclusion on the basis of sexual preference or other grounds, or sexual or other personal harassment or insult. We are open and honest and stand by our responsibilities. These principles apply both to internal cooperation and to conduct toward external persons.
The goal of our work is sustainable growth. As a company, we are not only interested in the results, but also in how these results are achieved.
We expect our suppliers to act in a sustainable manner. We therefore require compliance with the criteria of our "Supplier Code of Conduct".