We are a leading international producer of personal hygiene solutions for babies, women and adults. Our quality, value-for-money products are distributed in more than 110 countries through leading retailer private labels, as well as under our own brands.


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3. Good health

We believe we play an active role in helping to improve the lives of those who use our products and this forms an important part of our mission. It is important to us that consumers have easy access to the hygiene products they need. So we aim to make them affordable and accessible for everyone to improve quality of life across the world and across generations. We not only offer a wide range of hygiene products to cover every need, we also educate and provide advice on how to use our products. We are helping patients maintain their self-esteem by providing access to the products they need and the care they are entitled to. By providing good and safe working conditions, a positive work/life balance, and by being a company which makes the most of our employees’ diverse talents, skills and personalities, we recognize the contribution of our employees to our success.

12. Responsible consumption and production

Societies need to find just and equitable ways to meet individual needs and aspirations within the ecological limits of the planet. First of all, we reduce the environmental impact of all our activities by continuously improving our production and business processes, and preventing pollution. A better understanding of environmental and social impacts of products and services is needed, both of product life cycles and how these are affected by use within lifestyles.

4. Quality education

Education is a fundamental human right and it is indispensable for reducing poverty, increasing equality and having a life with good chances. Especially for women and girls, modern absorbent hygiene products contribute to social progress in terms of comfort, convenience and a reduction in household chores. The use of sanitary products is associated with the reduction of absenteeism in both the workplace and the classroom, thus contributing to a more equal and inclusive society. Throught our work with The Continence Institute (TCI) we offer education packages on all aspects of continence assesment, management and treatment to healthcare organizations and staff, as well as other professionals and carers. ANd internally we offer our employees good learning & development opportunities in their daily work.

15. Life on land

Business and ecosystems are linked. To retain the integrity and vitality of natural resources today and for future generations and to ensure long-term socio-economic growth and prosperity, sustainable management of land is key. Ontex implements strategies to incentivize responsible forest management and environmental stewardship. Our aim is to have our entire pulp supply certified by schemes such as FSC®, PEFC® and SFI® . We apply eco-design principles to product design, responsibly source certified raw materials and produce to various eco-label standards, such as Nordic SWAN and Oeko-Tex® . To reduce product disposal impacts, we invest in developing and using raw materials that have a lower impact.

13. Climate action

To achieve the UNFCCC goal of limiting global temperature rise we strive to continuously improve energy efficiency, reduce the carbon footprint of our products, services and processes, and set ambitious emissions reduction targets. Ontex invests in renewable energy resources, prioritizes energy efficient practices, supports certifications (ISO 14001 and ISO 50001) and adopts clean energy technologies and infrastructure.

1. End poverty

At Ontex, people are of the utmost importance. Beyond income, we can influence other dimensions of poverty, such as access to basic, quality services - in escaping poverty, especially in developing countries and for women, persons with disabilities and children. That is why we have made it our mission to deliver smart hygiene solutions at an affordable price to improve quality of life across the world and across generations. We take responsibility to respect human rights. Not only in addressing our own impacts, but also by using leverage to address possible adverse impacts with which we may be involved through third parties such as suppliers.

Sustainability report 2016
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