Heusch delivers on CO2-reduction
November, 11th 2020 the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged: “It is essential that the European Union commits to reducing emissions by at least 55% by 2030.”
At Heusch we asked ourselves: “How can we contribute to achieve this ambitious target?”
After rigorously scrutinizing our production and administrative processes we identified our electric power consumption as the single biggest lever to reduce CO2-emissions. Instead of depending on the energy mix provided by our power supplier (out of renewal and fossil fuels) we wanted to generate our own - 100% renewal - energy by applying state of the art photovoltaic technology.
Today we are happy to announce that all our suitable roof area is covered with photovoltaic cells providing an electrical power of 476 kWp. Now, a substantial portion of our power needs originates from CO2-neutral energy generation.
Just 10 months after we sincerely committed our self to substantial CO2 reduction Heusch delivers on this commitment. It is a beacon to our pledge to sustainable development.
Posted on 14-12-2021
New Authorized Officer
On Friday, November 19th 2021 we bid farewell to Mr. Beeck our longtime Head of Finance and authorized officer.
After 47 years working in various capacities in different industries, he will now enjoy life as retiree.
New power of attorney has been granted to Mr. Stefan Inden, Head of Production for Heusch GmbH & Co. KG.
Posted on 22-11-2021
The impact of BREXIT on supply chain
No change for EU-based customers of Heusch blades after 01.01.2021. All processes stay the same.
EU-based customers buying products from the UK will encounter the following changes:
- Imperative customs declaration
- Import sales tax
- Potential EU-approval of goods
- Extended customs handling times
Posted on 19-01-2021
Sincere thanks are given to Mrs. Ahrens for symbolizing exemplarily dedication and untiring commitment to our company. During 32 years of co-working with her, we experienced her as an exceptional colleague.
For her new chapter in life we as the company, colleagues, partners and customers wish her all the best!
Posted on 10-12-2020
Higgs Material Sustainability Index (MSI) for Leather
The inappropriate methodologies calculating the Higg MSI had led decision makers to replace leather by unsustainable, fossil fuel-derived, synthetic products. (Dr. Kerry Senior, International Council of Tanners)
Reasons for rejection:
- Data from not later than 2013, not representative of the current status
- Data refer to Brazilian and US herds only
- Wrong average lifespan of bovine (5 years instead of 2-3years) will increase the environmental impact
- No differentiation between grain- and suede leather
- The methodology for the assessment of the impact of Chemistry is not transparent
- Leather is a byproduct of the beef and dairy industry
- Disregard of leather’s durability and reparability
For these reasons the ICT, International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA), China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and the Leather Association in the European Union (Cotance) advocate for an alternative rating system.
Unanimously all above organizations suggest applying the EU Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR), using current and reliable datasets. Based on the accurate data evaluation of leather as a natural resource would be improved.
Posted on 15-10-2020
Comment on the pandemic
Posted on 19-05-2020
Dear customers and partners,
We very much appreciate your concerns about our wellbeing in this crisis.
Until today manufacturing of our products is unfazed by the lockdown. We are producing at full throttle.
As a precaution we created new shift plans for the shop floor to restrict personal contact to a minimum.
Most of our office staff have remote access to our systems allowing working from home.
For the foreseeable future supply of our products is guaranteed.
We wish you and your families all the best for this time of crisis.
Posted on 08-04-2020
New textile representation for Vietnam, Bangladesh and Thailand
We herewith happily announce the expansion of our long-term and successful partnership with Yuan Hsing Trading Co., Ltd. Taipei with immediate effect to the following markets:
- Vietnam (textile and carpet)
- Bangladesh (textile and carpet)
- Thailand (textile)
Contact name: Iris Liu
Phone landline: 886-2-25566271
Phone mobile: 0933903152(Mr. Chang)
Posted on 09-03-2020
We are very sorry for the loss of our former shareholder Mrs. Weber. We are grateful to have had the privilege of knowing her and receiving her loyalty and trust as a company and individual employees.
Posted on 09-03-2020
Tanning Tech 2020
As every year TanningTech 2020 was the long awaited „family reunion“ for the leather industry.
Visitors from 43 countries seized the opportunity to share experiences with the HEUSCH experts.
At our booth entitled “Sit Back and Relax” new projects were discussed and partnerships strengthened.
We face the future optimistically despite the challenging business environment.
Posted on 26-02-2020