At Westwing, we care about how our products are packaged, as we want
them to be delivered safely to our customers, while having a minimal impact on the environment. Our approach to packaging is holistic. Whether it is the packaging used to ship products from our suppliers to our warehouses or from our warehouses directly to our customers, we want to operate in accordance with the highest standards. For this reason, we developed our Sustainable Packaging Guidelines.
We piloted these guidelines with our key Westwing Collection suppliers in late 2021. Our aim is to achieve a switch to more sustainable packaging for our Westwing Collection as soon as possible. In this context, we have been working with our suppliers to substitute virgin plastics with recycled material, to introduce sustainably certified cardboard, and to eliminate the use of Styrofoam and other foam materials. Traditionally, Styrofoam has played an important role in protecting products during transit. We are now evaluating, together with our suppliers, other options such as the use of corrugated cardboard which can ensure the same level of protection while having a significantly lower environmental impact.
Over the next few years, we will collaborate with existing and new suppliers as we look to address all packaging challenges in the same systematic way.