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We Care

OUR SOCIAL COMMITTMENT

The wellbeing of our employees and local communities in which we operate is of utmost importance to us. We are committed to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and have invested in the local communities providing people with employment and a source of income and thus decreasing the poverty levels in those areas and promoting economic growth. We also provide full employment and decent work with equal pay and through our strict auditing process ensure no forced labour, modern slavery or child labour is used at any of the facilities that manufacture our products. Our company also promotes diversity and equal opportunity, women in leadership and equal remuneration for women and men. We provide an inclusive environment for employees from all cultural and social backgrounds.

OUR BUSINESS

GHG Emissions

Measuring and mitigating the impact that our business has on the environment is of key importance to us. To this end, we have partnered with sustainability consultancy Climate Partner to measure and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We will also soon be introducing a number of offset projects in areas where we manufacture our products to give back to the local communities.

FSC Certification

We are proud to be FSC certified. The Forest Stewardship Council A. C. is an international non-profit, multistakeholder organization established in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the world's forests via timber certification.
You will find the FSC logo on a growing range of our new products.

Recycling Symbols

We know finding the correct disposal route for packaging can sometimes be a daunting task, so our products now include recycling symbols for 4 countries (DE, FR, IT and UK), with several more to follow. This aims to help our international customers make the correct decision when disposing of packaging and promote recycling, by providing detailed information about the materials used and their correct disposal.

Our German customers can find out more about how to correctly recycle here:https://www.muelltrennung-wirkt.de/de/

EBPC Membership

We are members of the European Party & Balloon Council (EBPC). The primary objective of the EBPC is to assist members in understanding the broad range of safety and environmental issues in the balloon and party industry. We are members of both the executive and the technical committees and involved in several project groups and campaigns. One such campaign was launched in 2020 and aims to educate consumers about the proper disposal of latex and foil balloons and reinforce the fact that the industry does not support balloon releases. As part of the campaign, we have introduced EBPC’s “Don't let go” symbol on all our foil and latex packaging.

 

 

 

OUR PRODUCTS

Costumes

We have drastically reduced the amount of plastic we use, by removing garment shrouds, as well as all unnecessary plastic bags used for accessories, and we are currently in the process of reworking our packaging and introducing a new, eco-friendlier alternative.

Additionally, we have reduced our waste resulting from sampling during development by 25% from last year and aim to reduce it completely by the end of 2022 by switching to 3D design.Our sustainable costume range, which was launched for Halloween 2020, has been expanding ever since and now includes licensed and book week costumes, which are made from 100% recycled polyester (exclusive of trims), fully machine washable and packed in a cardboard box that includes a fun craft activity to help give packaging a second life.

Foil & Latex

All our latex balloons are made of natural latex, also known as caoutchouc. This natural and renewable raw material is obtained from the rubber trees, which do a great job at filtering CO2 from the air, helping us reduce pollution and are home to many birds, insects, and animals. And they are not hurt during the extraction process!

Our balloons are made without using any fillers, extenders, plasticizers or any cost reducing agents and have excellent helium and air retention. They also fulfill the highest safety and quality standards. Our foil balloons are reusable and can be reinflated up to 4-5 times without losing their quality. The easiest way to deflate them is by inserting a straw with a length of at least 7.5 cm into the valve and pressing lightly on the balloon.

And not to mention we prioritize air filled vs. helium, which means that the balloons are less likely to float away and end up in the environment.

Party

We are conscious of the materials we use and as a result are re-engineering many of our products and their packaging, as well as redesigning, and rescaling where appropriate. Over the last year, we have switched a large number of our plastic products to paper or wood: straws, table covers, cutlery, balloon sticks, etc. Moreover, our paper plates are now coated with natural polymers that have not been chemically modified and are produced locally in Europe, meaning they travel less to get to our warehouse and our customers.

In fact, we reduced 90% of the carbon emissions resulting from transportation to our warehouse. We are working on extending the life cycle of our products, thus promoting the “Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle" philosophy and we are designing products with a secondary purpose in mind. Packaging is being reworked, with many of our product lines being switched from plastic to paper packaging.

 

 

 

MERCHANDISE

We are happy to provide you with information on our products, sustainability, trainings and information materials.

Contact us:

sales@amscan-europe.com
+49 (7021) 926-140

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