ACTING FOR THE FUTURE
For CAPRICE, sustainability is a principle of action that guides us to meet the needs of the present generation without restricting the freedoms of future generations.
For us, thinking sustainably therefore means considering what impact the things we do will have in the long run.
#1 Preserve nature
Responsible leather manufacturing
As a Wortmann Group company, CAPRICE is committed to responsible leather production worldwide. For this reason we are a member of the Leather Working Group/LWG.
We source 90% of our leather from the Spring/Summer 2023 collection from LWG-certified leather manufacturers, 75% of which are Gold-rated.
CONSERVING OUR RESOURCES
of our shoes produced each year are already made with green renewable solar energy.
of the tanneries cooperating with us are connected to a wastewater treatment plant to ensure better and more efficient use of water.
To keep our CO2 consumption as low as possible, we prefer sea freight for the transport of our shoes and materials with optimal utilization of the containers.
The plastic sticks in all pair boxes are with cardboard sticks replaced.
All our pair boxes are folded with a special self-assembly system. This significantly reduces the use of chemical adhesives.
All our pair boxes are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.
#2 Maintain social responsibility
FOR A RESPECTFUL COOPERATION
Assuming social responsibility is one of the principles of the member companies of the Bundesverband der Schuh und Lederwarenindustrie e.V . (Federal Association of the Shoe and Leather Goods Industry). The association’s Code of Conduct is an instrument whose use does justice to this responsibility.
CAPRICE has signed up to this code of conduct and it contains, among other things the following values and principles:
● Occupational safety and health protection
● Right to freedom of expression
● Prohibition of child labour
● Prohibition of forced labour
● Respect for workers’ rights
● Environmental protection
of our shoes from the Spring/Summer 2023 collection are produced in footwear factories that have been audited and further developed in accordance with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. We actively improve the social performance of our supply chain with the help of amfori BSCI, the world’s leading business association for free and sustainable trade. (as of January 2023).
PRESENCE ALONG THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Technicians and product managers from the company ´ s headquarter in the shoe city of Pirmasens are deployed worldwide to monitor the production process and compliance with our sustainability specifications along the supply chain. (Data status: January 2023).
FOR A STRONG TOGETHERNESS
Corporate Social Responsibility
Social sustainability and more togetherness are not only firmly anchored in CAPRICE’s corporate culture, but are also actively practised
We support charity projects, such as the construction of a health center in Pakistan or the promotion of social institutions (hospice, children’s clinic, youth protection…).
During the pandemic, CAPRICE produced protective masks worth over 300,000 euros and distributed them free of charge to hospitals, care facilities and trade partners.
#3 Managing efficiently and preserving capital
FOR A SAFE FUTURE
CAPRICE has been a trusted brand for over 30 years. We have succeeded in building a successful company with continuous growth. We are financially independent and have a strong capital base.