Because sustainable development goes hand in hand with a sincere desire to improve, Maison DEGRENNE continues to place people and respect for the environment at the heart of all its reflections. Here we share 10 of our sustainable initiatives.
We have redesigned our e-shop order shipments in order to limit product overpackaging as much as possible (while nsuring optimal protection).
In our commitment to offer sustainable products, we place quality at the heart of our activity. Products that we can pass on from generation to generation to share a piece of its history, giving a second life to objects to protect the planet.
At our factory in Vire, we buy more than 100 tons of steel/year to produce our cutlery. 70% of this raw material is recycled steel.
GIVING A NEW LIFE
Nothing is wasted, everything is transformed! In Vire, 100% of our post-production steel offcuts are recovered to be melted down and resold. In Limoges, 100% of our post-production waste porcelain materials are recovered for use in construction (flooring, building façades, etc.).
Well-being in the workplace is also a key pillar of our commitments. As a result, we have invested in 6 effibots, collaborative robots that follow and carry parcels for our order pickers, thus reducing the physical workload of our logistics team.
At the end of our production process, any products that do not meet our standards of excellence, known as second choice products, are sold through dedicated channels to be revaluate.
80% of our boxes are now produced in France by partners close to our factories. This has enabled us to reduce our carbon footprint, in terms of packaging production, by 85%.
We have redesigned our e-shop order shipments in order to limit product overpackaging as much as possible (while ensuring optimal protection). As a result, since the start of the project, we have reduced the use of plastic in our parcels by 70%.
To limit our impact on the planet, we heat 90% of our Limoges porcelain factory by recouping energy from our ovens.
In order to minimise our impact, we optimise the firing of our Limoges porcelain as accurately as possible: The lowest possible cooking temperature to guarantee IGP quality (1,360°C). Firing our decorations over a low heat (max 900°C), below the market average.
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
In our Limoges factory, we have reduced our water consumption by 20% since 2015. By investing in new production machines, we are favouring the use of the pressing technique (over the casting technique) for our plate production.