Esschert Design wants people to enjoy the outdoors in both garden and nature.
Therefore, they develop and sell their own, unique assortment of basic, trend and niche products that are available from stock all year round as well as one off specials.
Characteristics of their products:
Related to nature and/or gardening
Functional and/or decorative
A novelty, surprising and/or nice to give
Esschert Design’s products are tailored to different lifestyle groups:
With nature as its grand inspirer, it goes without question that durability is high on Esschert Design’s agenda.
Pioneer in Social Return
Esschert Design already implemented social return way before the term came into fashion. Since 2009 Esschert Design have a group of youngsters and employees with a disabilities who do all kinds of work and have integrated in to our workforce. To give this group a firm position in society, we have started a training program. At the moment the group consists of twelve people who are coached by a special work coach.
Esschert Design are a member of BSCI, the Business Social Compliance Initiative.The BSCI expects their suppliers to follow the BSCI code or conduct. In this conduct BSCI describes the principles of social Entrepreneurship towards employees. Examples are; reasonable wages and working hours, prohibition of forced labour, child labour and discrimination, the right of association and a healthy and safe workplace.
The Forest Stewardship Council® promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Its main tools for achieving this are standard setting, certification and labeling of forest products.The FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) system allows the tracking of FSC certified material from the forest to the consumer.Only companies that have FSC chain of custody certification are allowed to use the FSC trademarks and labels to promote their products.The FSC label therefore provides a link between responsible production and responsible consumption and helps the consumer to make socially and environmentally responsible buying decisions. Esschert Design have an official FSC certificate.
For each product it is indicated in the webshop whether it concerns FSC®-certified products.
Esschert Design try to separate it’s waste as much as possible. Plastic, paper, metal, wood and glass are precisely separated. Due to this separation our average volume of remaining waste is less than 1CBM per week.
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP REWARDED
Central in the policy for the labour market of the city of Enschede is social entrepreneurship. For employers who distinguish themselves through social entrepreneurship the Municipality has a mark: Werkpakt (EN: Workpact). Werkpakt-entrepreneurs recognize the talents of (long-term) jobseekers, offer them perspective and translate this into succes with a corporate social responsibility.
Project Work & Balance
The Work & Balance project has been successfully completed. This project was made possible by the European Social Fund of the European Union. The reason for this project related to the sustainable employability of the staff. Good entrepreneurship was central here. The aim of the project was to promote healthy working by reducing work stress. The aim for the future is to focus even more on reducing work stress and anticipating individual ambitions even more.
"With nature as its inspiration Esschert Design offers you an unique line of garden gifts in which they combine quality and originality with functionality.
The company started out of the 15th century farmhouse “Het Esschert” in the middle of the beautiful Twentse landscape.
Appropriately they called it “Esschert Design”. Nowadays you see the farm back into the logo."