As a consumer you make choices every day. If you really want to make sustainable choices, take a look at the Certified Sustainable Enterprise quality mark. CSE stands for ecological and social quality of sustainable products, because the company behind the product has a sustainable, ethical and socially responsible business operation.
When does a company and its products meet the criteria for sustainable business operations? The different criteria are usually divided into the three areas of people, planet and profit. Also called social, environmental and economic sustainability. The CSE label is relatively unique, because it concerns sustainability throughout the entire business.
The CSE looks at a working environment that promotes social well-being. This means, for example, that there are standard and regular working hours, that men and women are paid equally and that there are opportunities for working from home. Especially companies that focus on fair trade and fairness are eligible for the CSE quality mark.
CSE certified companies mainly use ecological and local raw materials. In addition, they are constantly looking at ways to reduce the use of raw materials. Companies with the CSE label choose those suppliers that match their own vision of sustainability.
Investor capital must come from ethically oriented investors or contribute to the local economy. Profit that the company generates with a CSE is used to achieve sustainable objectives.
And that is not all. When a company carries the CSE label, it is expected that the company will continuously aim to contribute to new innovative solutions within the sustainable economy.The companies with the CSE label understand that sustainable entrepreneurship is a process in which the bar is always higher can be laid. CSE licensed companies are a direction, example and support for other companies.
The German Gesellschaft für angewandte Wirtschaftethik (GfaW) - The association for applied business ethics has set itself the goal of targeting those companies that are exemplary pioneers in sustainability for you as a consumer. The CSE offers clarity in the maze of self-assigned sustainability labels and criteria. Only those companies that have integrated sustainability and the responsibility for it throughout their business operations are awarded this label.