Every single year ...
since the initial certification last year, the DLG (German Agricultural Society) visits us to monitor and test us for continuous product and production quality.
Again this year in May.
Independent quality test by the DLG
"Continuously monitored" means that the entire manufacturing process is tested from delivery control over manufacturing process up to the finished product.
The requirements of the long established ISO 9001 standard for quality management systems are used as basis for the manufacturing process.
Additionally, this seal contains the test of our products for possible migration of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). PAHs arise from burning organic material and can be found almost everywhere in our environment. A well-known process is e.g. the burn of charcoal. Some of these PAHs can be carcinogenic.
Annual sample taking
Dr. Reubold test engineer of the DLG carried out the annual sample taking of our rubber mats. He selected one of our mats randomly, which the DLG then passes on to the "Fraunhofer Institut" to get it tested for possible PAH migration. Here, at last years inspection, we were already far below the specified guidance value.
We are proud to be the first company to have been awarded with the seal "continuously monitored" because we want to lead by example and act responsibly and transparently.