The #Influencer of the Year is: PF Concept!
The special award “#Influencer of the Year” goes to PF Concept. The jury honoured the “flow chart” concept for compliant product search and analysis and the controlled compliance management of supply chains, the “vendor social compliant protocol”, calling them “two concrete initiatives with verifiable results in the context of a clear, sustainable corporate philosophy”.
Further explaining its reasoning for bestowing the award, the jury added that “the documentation in the form of a sustainability report underscores the strategy and implementation”. Environmental protection and sustainability are key decision-making criteria for businesses and consumers alike. Given these premisses, PF Concept strives to expand its supply chain in a completely sustainable manner.
Pieter Boonekamp, Vice President Sales PF Concept: "This award is a recognition for the hard work done by the entire PFConcept team to organize strong processes ensuring quality and social responsibility across our portfolio. In the end, this benefits to our customers who can trust us as a preferred supplier for all their promotional solutions."
“Committed to Sustainability”, the new sustainability report of the promotional products all-rounder, illustrates the holistic approach the company pursues. Moreover, PF Concept makes available certificates for its products on its website. Thanks to its own efficient management system, the promotional products supplier’s product portfolio successfully meets demanding sustainability standards. Regular supplier audits verify adherence to clear guidelines. The results are analysed using a scorecard and visualised in four colour categories. In addition, PF Concept’s quality assurance department conducts training courses at all manufacturer sites to facilitate the implementation of the jointly developed action plans. An international team of more than 20 people in Europe, Asia and the US is in charge of ensuring the continuous development and implementation of the already stringent requirements demanded of a sustainable process chain.
“When I visit the production sites, I’m proud of being able to see with my own eyes and accompany the positive change”, says PF Concept CEO Ralf Oster. Besides the suppliers, the ISO 14001 certified plant in Poland plays a vital role. The modern facility offers a wide range of innovative technologies for customising promotional products and enables top logistical performance through express production and rapid delivery across Europe. “Customers are driving the issue; they expect strict safety regulations throughout the entire product life cycle”, explains Pieter Boonekamp, Vice President Sales Europe. “End users identify with the promotional products and attach great importance to transparency and credibility.” The report “Committed to Sustainability” now presents the company's approach in a transparent and clear manner. This information gives distributors, suppliers and end customers an insight into PF Concept’s worldwide sustainability and social responsibility work.
"Transparency and an open approach to sustainability shape the way we think and act”, says Peter Stelter, PF Concept’s country manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “That’s why we provide certificates for our products on our portal. This not only gives the distributor but especially also the end customer a comprehensive insight into the sustainability of our products.” These certificates can be integrated directly into the distributor’s online shop for rapid retrieval. Distributors, end customers and anyone else with an interest can freely access the report on the PF Concept website.