IFS HPC and IFS Broker

IFS HPC stands for ‘International Featured Standards Household and Personal Care’ and is a standard for ensuring the safety of products by manufacturers and vendors or household and body-care products all along the production chain. As part of this certification, the auditor checks whether various components of the quality- and risk-management system are documented, implemented and continuously improved. IFS Broker is also designed to ensure that the gap between production and sales is closed. This creates comparability and transparency along the entire supply chain and sees to it that the goods delivered comply with the provisions of law and customer-specific requirements.

The preconditions for these certifications had been created in less than a year's time: responsibilities and processes were redefined, and company-wide risk management was developed further. But the efforts have paid off all down the line: the measures we are carrying out within the framework of the IFS HPC and IFS Broker certifications confirm the confidence consumers place in our safety – and exactly that is important to us.

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The EMAS certification of both Werner & Mertz production sites are evidence of their exemplary ecological orientation.

IFS HPC and IFS Broker

With IFS HPC and IFS Broker, two very ambitious certifications supplement the quality and security standards at Werner & Mertz in Mainz, as well as in Hallein, Austria.

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle® stands for products that are integrated in sustainable cycles. Werner & Mertz is a world leader with the award Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold for its entire cleaning and care product range.

LEED Certificate

The seal of the A.I.S.E-Charter shows that a product was developed and manufactured with sustainability in mind.

TÜV Din EN ISO 9001

The quality management of our product development and product supply is certified to ISO 9001, a globally recognised standard.

ISO 14001

The Werner & Mertz production sites are certified as per ISO 14001, an environmental management system that is valid all over the world.

ISO 50001 Energy Management

Our ISO 50001-certified energy-management-systems in Mainz and Hallein help to build on energy-saving successes.

EU Eco-Label

The European Ecolabel distinguishes particularly environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Many of our cleaners bear this certificate.

A.I.S.E. Charter

Werner & Mertz was the first mid-tier company to join the A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning in 2005.

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Sustainability Prize