DOUGLAS We do beautiful!
DOUGLAS defines factors that contribute to a sustainable entrepreneurial success. Apart from its corporate responsibility, DOUGLAS also takes on its social and environmental responsibility.
SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT FOR strong partnerships
DOUGLAS operates strategically in a market environment that is changing rapidly. At the same time, DOUGLAS is aware of its corporate responsibility. Our strong relationships with industry partners and suppliers form the foundation of sustainable success. In choosing its suppliers, DOUGLAS ensures they meet the same social and environmental standards that guide our own actions. Our standards are defined in the DOUGLAS Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the recognition of labour and social standards as well as international human rights.
WE OPEN ALL EYES TO THE beauty of uniqueness!
As Europe’s leading omni-channel beauty destination, DOUGLAS recognises its responsibility in society. Our company purpose leads our doing: We open all eyes to the beauty of uniqueness, bring it to life and make life itself more beautiful. For a world where everyone feels seen, heard and valued.Since 2008, DOUGLAS has been supporting the efforts of DKMS LIFE, a subsidiary of the German register for bone marrow donors (DKMS). DKMS LIFE offers free cosmetics workshops to women suffering from cancer to help them cope with the outward manifestations of their illness and its therapy. Since the beginning of the cooperation, DOUGLAS employees have been holding these “look good feel better” cosmetics workshops. Furthermore, DOUGLAS offers financial support to DKMS LIFE.
At DOUGLAS, we are aware of our responsibility for our environment. And so, our aim to be innovative, premium and digital in retailing also translates into a guiding principle for the respectful and sustainable use of resources. Since 2016, DOUGLAS’ international headquarters have been located in a so-called “Green Building”: The DUO in Düsseldorf was modernised along the lines of increased energy, water and material efficiency. As a result, it has been certified with “Green Building LEED™ Gold” status. The award attests that the strict requirements were met in several environmental categories when the building was renovated. Also, thanks to various sustainable and resource-friendly measurements, the renovation process meant fewer negative effects for the environment. Today, the greenery throughout the building accentuates the eco-friendliness of the building.
Eco-friendly STORE CONCEPTS
One of DOUGLAS’ great concerns is the efficient use of resources and energy. Hence, we selectively collect data on energy consumption, carbon emissions and other relevant ecological data. In order to contribute to protecting our climate and the environment, DOUGLAS devotes substantial efforts to continually improve the energy efficiency of our stores and to avoid the unnecessary use of energy and materials. In new and refurbished stores we employ energy-saving technology for air-conditioning and ventilating systems. Also, a building control system has been in use with these stores since 2017, which further increases the efficiency of the technical building equipment by automatically and fully controlling both the air-conditioning and ventilation functions as well as the lighting and advertising lighting. In more than 90% of its German stores, DOUGLAS also uses LED lighting systems on the sales floors to reduce energy consumption per square meter. Furthermore, the use of smart meter devices helps us to continually monitor and optimise the use of electricity and therefore indirectly to also reduce our carbon footprint.
The protection of human rights is essential for DOUGLAS. Our internal purpose, ‘For a world where everybody feels seen, heard and valued,’ applies to our employees and is also a value that we share with our business partners. We respect the EU directive on due diligence in supply chains, a directive that standardizes corporate responsibility for the protection of human rights in the supply chain. Therefore, we have drawn up a Human Rights Statement that expresses this responsibility and forms the basis of our actions.