Corporate responsibility

Ahlers offers attractive, functional and innovative menswear, thus striving for solid and profitable growth. Sustainability is an integral element of our corporate DNA. For Ahlers, acting responsibly towards people, the environment and society is an important benchmark. In a global industry, we are well aware of our responsibility towards our stakeholders. For Ahlers sustainability is a guiding principle which we want to achieve in an ongoing process as comprehensively as possible, to which we gear our corporate activity and whose achievement we review on an ongoing basis.

Since the fiscal year 2014/15, Ahlers AG has dedicated a separate chapter of its Annual Report to its sustainability strategy. With the publication of the present 2019/20 sustainability chapter, the company also complies with the statutory requirement to issue a non-financial statement. We report on the key sustainability issues and how we shape them positively through our compliance management activities. We have defined four strategic fields of action – Employees, Product, Environment and Society – along which we want to inform you about the steps we take to achieve sustainable value creation:

Employees: Well-trained and motivated employees play a key role in reaching our ambitious operational and strategic objectives. We want to become an even more attractive employer and promote equal opportunities within the company.

Product: We want to produce our products efficiently and in a resource-saving manner. In doing so, we live up to our responsibility in the supply chain and monitor compliance with social standards in the procurement process. Our quality management activities ensure the safety and long life of our products as well as high customer satisfaction.

Environment: Our day-to-day work focuses on the sustainable further development of our products to organic standards in strict compliance with statutory limits. We review the environmental compatibility of the production process and work to improve our energy and resource footprint.

Society: Our corporate citizenship focuses on the visual arts. For decades, we have supported exhibitions by renowned German and international museums with loans from the ahlers collection. In Herford, we cooperate with the Museum Marta and the Ahlers Pro Arte gGmbH foundation. Ahlers also supports various social projects in the region.

Under the following link, you can download our latest Sustainability Report as an excerpt from the Annual Report 2019/20.