With partners and passion
Climate protection in particular is a challenge which we must meet together as a society. And partnerships are tremendously important for success. We choose our partnerships carefully and aim to achieve a positive result. We conduct an open dialogue and are always willing to share our experiences and learn something new.
Social impact 2020
The Umdasch Group Foundation has made education its principal area of focus. All projects aim to guarantee a positive effect for children and young people the world over. In 2020 we invested some € 680,000 for this purpose.
In the Umdasch Group AG we practise an integrated and established compliance organisation. 57 % of all employees took part in compliance training sessions during the business year.
Reference date: Business year 2020
The Josef Umdasch Research Prize
Every year the Josef Umdasch Research Prize is presented in cooperation with the WSA − World Summit Awards. This prize for innovation is awarded in turn with the affiliated companies Doka and Umdasch Group Ventures.
You can read more about the Research Prize presented by the Store Makers in 2020 here.
Fashion Pact membership
Since April 2021 the Store Makers have been one of the 70-odd members of the G7 The Fashion Pact. Famous members like, for example, Chanel, Armani, H&M and Adidas represent more than one-third of the fashion industry and aim to improve the effects of the fashion and textiles sector on the climate by means of their concerted actions.
A coalition for sustainability
Many of our customers are famous brands and retailers with a global presence. We share with them our commitment to sustainability. That is why we have been a member of the G7 The Fashion Pact since April 2021.
This international association of over 70 famous companies in the fashion and textiles industry includes more than 200 of the leading worldwide brands and a third of the fashion industry. All signatories have committed to the joint implementation of important environmental goals: the containment of climate change, the restoration of biodiversity and the protection of the oceans.
Partner for sustainable buildings and planning
The Austrian Sustainable Building Council (ÖGNI) is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) for the establishment of sustainability in the buildings and property sector. It carries out the certification of buildings according to the European DGNB quality certificate. This assesses sustainability standards for buildings with a high ecological, economic and socio-cultural added value.
Did you know that one of our projects, the Bründl Sports Store in Kaprun, is aiming for the ÖGNI "platinum" interior space certification?
During the course of the Bründl project, two Store Makers completed the additional training to become "Registered Professionals". It was a step forward in order to support our customers with well-founded knowledge for sustainable planning and building.
Zero Waste Austria
"Business must assume a pioneering role in order to raise Zero Waste out of its niche existence and make it ready for daily use." – DI Helene Pattermann, founder of Zero Waste Austria.
We, too, follow this goal with our resource-saving filling stations Liquid and Solid Dispenser. Read more about the Liquid Dispenser here.
Moreover, umdasch has been a member of Zero Waste Austria since 2018. In this respect we regard ourselves as duty bound to continue to work towards innovative solutions which will contribute to the avoidance of plastic waste and towards environmental protection like the Liquid and Solid Dispenser.