Sustainability

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.

Our view on the Industrial Evolution Read more

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.

View our complete list of suppliers Download PDFView the Code of Conduct Download PDF

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 one of the locations below to repair the mechanism of your wallet.

André Ruijs Lederwaren

Passage Molenpoort 36A
6511 HW Nijmegen

Brabants Lederwarenhuis

Frederik Hendriklaan 237
2582 CC the Hague

De Bijenkorf Amsterdam

Dam 1
1012 JS Amsterdam

De Bijenkorf Amstelveen

Galerij 152
1181 ZS Amstelveen

De Bijenkorf Den Haag

Wagenstraat 32
2512 AX the Hague

De Bijenkorf Eindhoven

Piazza 1
5611 AE Eindhoven

De Bijenkorf Maastricht

Achter het Vleeshuis 26
6211 GS Maastricht

De Bijenkorf Rotterdam

Coolsingel 105
3012 AG Rotterdam

De Bijenkorf Utrecht

Sint Jacobsstraat 1a
3511 BR Utrecht

De Duif Mannenmode

Wooldstraat 10
7101 NP Winterswijk

KKEC - Kunst, Kaarten En Cadeaus

Beurstraveerse 186
3012 AT Rotterdam

KKEC Leidschendam B.V.

Liguster 21
2262 CL Leidschendam

Pasveer Lederwarenhuis

Hoofdstraat 43
7941 AB Meppel

Secrid Brandstore

Meent 2
3011 JJ Rotterdam

Travelbags Almelo

Grotestraat 114
7607 CW Almelo

Travelbags Hardenberg

Fortuinstraat 7
7772 BM Hardenberg

Travelbags Zwolle

Oude Vismarkt 32
8011 TB Zwolle

Van Os Alphen a/d Rijn

Aarhof 51
2406 BT Alphen a/d Rijn

Van Os Hilversum

Hilvertshof 16
1211 ER Hilversum

Van Os Leiden

Haarlemmerstraat 85-87
2312 GH Leiden

Van Os Rotterdam

Coolsingel 82
3011 AE Rotterdam

Van Os Utrecht

Catharijnepassage 10
3511 WG Utrecht

Van Os Zoetermeer

Driekant 209
2711 HG Zoetermeer

Undine Lederwaren

Herenstraat 113
2271 CD Voorburg

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.

Environment

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.

Footprint

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.

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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