Our modest contribution to the Industrial Evolution

It’s time to face it, we consume too many products. Since the Industrial Revolution, we have exponentially increased our consumption of products so that we are now surrounded by more products than ever before. Although we all now enjoy a higher standard-of-living than before the Industrial Revolution, our exploded consumption of products has come at a huge cost to the ability of our planet to sustain us.

The time for change is now. More than ever, we need to slow things down, reset, and radically change the way the industry makes things. Instead of creating more and more poorly made products with short lifespans, we need to create less but sustainably produced products that are made better generation after generation with a focus on longevity. Only this way we can turn the Industrial Revolution into Industrial Evolution.

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Supply chain

Doing the right thing doesn’t just mean designing good products. It also means manufacturing these products the right way. From raw materials to final product, the supply chain is where the product comes to life. In addition to our focus on designing products that last a long time, we also try to produce those products as locally as possible.

Producing locally

All Secrid products are 100% made in Europe, mainly in the Netherlands, where 85% of our producers and suppliers are located. This includes the social enterprises where our products are assembled.

It is our ambition to keep distances within our supply chain as short as possible. In our local production policy, we have stated that we prefer suppliers who are closest to our assembly locations, as long as they can provide the quality and craftsmanship required to make products that can last as long as possible. As a result, some parts are produced in the Netherlands and others in Italy.

By producing as locally as possible, we can keep transport distances to a minimum, which enables us to minimise the impact on the environment. It also allows us to guarantee the quality of our products, facilitates efficient collaboration with our partners, and lets us continue to support local businesses.

Our suppliers

Together with our suppliers we ensure that our products are consciously made in a responsible way, putting people and planet first. Because we believe that the best results are achieved by working together, we have created a Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct has been signed by all our suppliers, ensuring that our standards for People, Environment and Ethics are constantly met.

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Product Care & Repair

Making sure products last a long time does not stop the moment the products are displayed in a store. Apart from products being designed for a long lifespan, they should also be easy to maintain and, if needed, able to be repaired. By repairing your products instead of replacing them, we reduce our impact on the environment. The demand for new products decreases, which reduces the amount of waste produced.

Secrid Repair Points

Visit a Secrid Care & Repair Point to repair the mechanism of your wallet. Repairing products instead of replacing them reduces our impact on the environment and deepens the connection with our daily carry.

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If you are unable to visit a Secrid Repair Point or something different than the wallet mechanism needs to be repaired, please contact our Customer Care team to help you in any other way.


Companies play an important role in changing their industry in order to make the world a better place, little by little. That is why we think it is only natural that we should take responsibility for the impact we have on the world. In order to be able to take this responsibility, we first need to understand exactly where this impact lies.

We have been conducting impact analyses for several years in order to provide insight into the environmental footprint of our company, our supply chain and our products. Based on this information, we then developed a plan to take responsibility for our impact. This plan is based on the principles of prevention, measurement, compensation and reduction.

1. Preventing

Through our design philosophy, sourcing and local production we are able to limit our impact even before the impact is created.

2. Measuring

We measure the environmental footprint of our products from cradle to gate, meaning from raw material extraction to the moment that products are waiting to be shipped to their customers.

3. Offsetting

We take responsibility for the impact of our products by offsetting the carbon footprint in partnership with FairClimateFund. This way we balance emissions that cannot be eliminated.

4. Reducing

We use lessons learned from our impact to create an effective strategy to reduce our impact.


We have calculated the environmental footprint of our products and we find it important to be transparent about it. Thanks to our collaboration with Ecochain, we are able to measure our impact in 18 different impact categories for all our products. To make this easier to understand, we display the impact in three categories: carbon emissions, water usage and energy usage.

Greenhouse gas emissions

[in kg CO₂-eq]

Water usage

[in litres]

Energy usage

[in kWh]

These impact categories show how much greenhouse gas is emitted and how much water and energy are used for the production of 1 Secrid product, packaging included, from cradle to gate (raw material extraction to warehousing).

Carbon offsetting

From the start of Secrid in 2009 to 2019 we have released 11.938 ton of greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions are be distributed over scopes 1,2 and 3.

Sustainability emissions infographic

Scope 1: Direct Emissions (e.g. heating our office)
Scope 2: Indirect Emissions from Energy (e.g. purchased electricity)
Scope 3: Indirect Emissions (e.g. supplier emissions)

On a global scale the production of greenhouse gas emissions needs to be reduced drastically. To power our headquarters, we use 100% renewable energy suppliers but that is only the beginning. Unfortunately, we are not able to cut all our emissions in the production process yet.

That’s why we offset our carbon production entirely in cooperation with FairClimateFund. This counts for all carbon emissions that is emitted during production, but also from travel by car and airplane.

We do this retroactively, for all our emissions since the start in 2009. So, we can proudly say that we started compensating for our carbon emissions since 2009.

Read more about our forestation project in cooperation with FairClimateFund Read more