We believe that Technology can adjust to the infinitely sophisticated equilibrium of Earth’s Nature.
Our pursuit of product circularity revolves around establishing a closed-loop system wherein materials are perpetually repurposed, minimizing waste generation. Through the adoption of circular practices, we aim to curtail our environmental footprint, conserve precious resources, and forge a future founded upon sustainability.

Whether we are employing recyclable materials in our product design, implementing take-back initiatives, or embracing renewable energy sources within our production processes, our resolute dedication lies in waste reduction and the advancement of circularity.

Five Pillars of Circularity

The Foundation of the C2C Circularity Process
Air & Climate
Water & Soil
Measures ensuring the highest standards of environmental and chemical safety. These include strict compliance with a Restricted Substances List, actively avoiding the use of organohalogens and related chemical classes, maintaining comprehensive material and chemical inventories, conducting thorough assessments of chemicals and materials, implementing a material health optimization strategy, utilizing optimized materials, minimizing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and content, and optimizing chemistry throughout the supply chain.
Our focus on circularity encompasses a range of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable practices throughout the product lifecycle. These include, among others, educating stakeholders on circularity principles, defining clear technical and/or biological cycles for products, preparing for active cycling through proper infrastructure and processes, increasing demand by incorporating cycled and/or renewable content, ensuring material compatibility for technical and/or biological cycles, providing circularity data and cycling instructions, exploring circular design opportunities and fostering innovation through WIK LABS, designing products with disassembly in mind, and actively engaging in product cycling.
Air & Climate
Air & Climate
We actively quantify our electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to ensure transparency and accountability. Through our clean air and climate protection strategy, we strive to minimize our environmental impact. This includes using renewable electricity sources and addressing greenhouse gas emissions during the final manufacturing process. We also prioritize energy efficiency during the use of our products to reduce overall energy consumption. Transparency is key, and we provide clear information on our emissions and efforts to mitigate them. Additionally, we employ blowing agents with low or no global warming potential and take measures to address embodied greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations.
Water & Soil
Water & Soil
WIK is committed to understanding and addressing local water and soil issues relevant to our operations and products. We ensure compliance with effluent quality standards and actively quantify our water usage to promote responsible resource management. In line with our water and soil stewardship strategy, we provide access to drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities. Conservation is a key focus, as we work towards minimizing water and soil impact. We assess and optimize the chemicals present in our effluent and sludge, striving for transparency in our practices. Furthermore, we undertake positive impact projects and optimize effluent and sludge quality at the facility level, actively working towards sustainable water and soil management and making a positive difference in the environment.
WIK takes a comprehensive approach to ensure social fairness and responsibility. We assess risks and opportunities, actively monitoring and verifying our performance to uphold our human rights policy. We have a strategy in place to effectively implement policies and demonstrate our commitment to social impact. Our management systems prioritize transparency, stakeholder engagement, and the establishment of grievance mechanisms. We actively collaborate with stakeholders to address social issues and undertake positive impact projects. Fostering a culture of social fairness, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all.

Real-World Impact

We believe while our values and philosophy are the foundation, it is only our actions that count when in regards to our ecosystem and global community. Therefore, we prioritize real-world impact and are dedicated to continually improving our standards, even if they already meet all current certifications and industry standards. We see our role in accelerating the industry towards a fully circular future.

Waste to Raw Material Program

Creating products from waste by turning it into raw material is essential for a Circular approach. We are dedicated to developing new materials and processes. With our FTS Circular Compound, we have achieved this.
Products under C2C Assessment
Projects contributing to Circularity

Renewable Energy

A regenerative economy is driven by 100 percent renewable energy. We want to produce as much renewable energy as possible for our own use. The rest of our power consumption must be covered by renewable energy externally generated. Until we are fully powered by renewables, we will compensate our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions with voluntary but carefully chosen compensation projects.
Renewable Energy in %
Our Solar Capacity
2550 kW

Sensible Use of Resources

We will reduce our water consumption by 25% by 2025. Furthermore, source our materials responsibly, also joining forces with our suppliers and improve the supply chain together.
3TG Requirements added in our SCoC
since 2022
Supplier Cooperation Chart
since 2023

Reporting & Partners

We are dedicated to precise reporting of our processes and actions and therefore cooperate with leading third party entities. In some cases, we found that existing reporting methods don't go far enough, and are actively creating new industry standards.

Circularity dissolves the opposition of business and nature and is a win-win for everyone

Durability and Longevity
We focus on designing durable and long-lasting products that can be reused and recycled, rather than discarded. The Cradle to Cradle approach emphasizes the design of products that can be reused and recycled, rather than discarded after a short period of use. However, household appliances are often designed for obsolescence, meaning that they are intended to wear out and need to be replaced after a few years of use. We want to stop this one direction stream and close the loop.
Raw Material Sustainability
We source sustainable raw materials and implement efficient recycling processes and substitute hazardous chemicals and materials to minimize our environmental impact.​ Household appliances often contain materials, including plastics, metals, and electronic components. PCBs contain a variety of hazardous chemicals, rare earths, and metals, such as lead, mercury, lithium and cadmium. These materials pose a significant challenge to the Cradle to Cradle approach, as they can cause harm to the environment and life on earth if not properly managed.
Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is critical in the production of household appliances. Inefficient appliances and production processes consume more energy, leading to higher greenhouse gas emissions and increased energy costs. We strive to design energy-efficient appliances (A+++ classification) and production processes that minimize energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.​
Product Disassembly and Recycling
Proper product disassembly and recycling are critical to the Cradle to Cradle approach. However, household appliances are often designed in such a way that makes it difficult to disassemble and recycle their components. We design products that can be easily disassembled and recycled, minimizing waste and promoting sustainability.​
Circularity at a Glance

Our Regenerative Programs

Learn more about our projects contributing to Sustainable Circularity