Pioneer in climate and environmental protection

Pursuing business goals while preserving the planet for future generations – Dr Michael Otto’s aim already 30 years ago.

Dr Otto’s intensive commitment to protecting nature is evident in the creation of his two foundations: the Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection and the Aid by Trade Foundation.

The former was established in 1993 to protect and preserve water resources, to ensure a liveable environment for future generations. The Aid by Trade Foundation was founded in 2005 by Dr Michael Otto with the aim of making cotton cultivation more environmentally friendly and at the same time improving social conditions in the producing countries.

With specific targets for the resource-conserving extraction and processing of raw materials, for improving the carbon footprint at our own locations as well as for purchasing and distribution transport, we aim to reduce negative impacts on the environment. We are concentrating on lowering CO2 emissions as well as lowering our consumption of cotton and timber – the raw materials most used in our products.

All Otto Group companies are required to continuously improve their location-related environmental protection, in line with the principle of ‘Avoid, Reduce, Recycle’. The companies constantly make their employees aware of the need to handle resources economically. Where consumption cannot be avoided, the materials used are to be recycled.

Sustainable Cotton

Sustainable Cotton

Fibres with a feel-good factor – with sustainably cultivated cotton we assume our social and environmental responsibility in the production process.

Certified Timber

Certified Timber

Sustainable forestry is the foundation of climate protection. The preservation of our forests is therefore a major concern for the Otto Group.

Reducing CO2

Reducing CO2

Determined action against climate change. We want to protect the climate and the environment with an ambitious plan to lower CO2 emissions.

Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

Real fur has no place in our products! And to protect animals, leather, hides, down and feathers are only used under strict guidelines.

Product Safety

Product Safety

Our customers want safe products. It is therefore important to us that the use of our products does not endanger people or nature.