We also purchase about a third of our goods from business partners in Germany and European Union countries. Just under a quarter of all TEDi products are even manufactured in Germany or other parts of the EU. The comparatively short delivery distances and high production standards have a positive impact on the carbon footprint of products.
In 2016, TEDi additionally signed the German Retail Federation's (Handelverband Deutschland - HDE) pledge to reduce disposable plastic bags in Germany. This means that we voluntarily commit to no longer providing free bags, now or in future. We're even taking it a step further by replacing our disposable plastic bags with three environmentally friendly alternatives. The current models are made of certified cotton