COMPO's commitment to quality applies to both the international product range and to company-wide solutions, services and processes. At the same time, compliance with quality standards is a particular concern of COMPO's. For that reason, the company regularly undergoes quality checks so as to be able to demonstrate compliance with the high standards through official certifications.
Due to the process-orientated quality management system practised throughout the company, COMPO is in a position to meet its own high standards in regard to work and products and to continuously develop further. COMPO has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 for some two decades – from development across manufacturing through to administration and logistics. Internal and external checks ensure that our products and processes meet all the necessary requirements at all times. In this regard, COMPO co-operates very closely with a large number of authorities and accredited testing laboratories. The employees are also extensively integrated into the continuous improvement process. For example, our company suggestion scheme has already brought to light numerous measures that help the company to get ahead, in particular in its operating business. All these activities ensure that the products, services and solutions are consistently effective, easy to use, and delivered in a reliable manner.
All ant and vermin baits are certified in accordance with the IFS HPC Standard. Focal points of the IFS HPC audit include the verification of risk management, customer specification, traceability or crisis management. The core of these customised standards is the risk management, which makes it possible to demonstrate that these products do not constitute a risk to the health or safety of the consumer.
All substrates containing peat are certified by the Dutch 'Responsibly Produced Peat' foundation. This European organisation has established a transparent certification system for responsible peat harvesting. It includes strict criteria for site selection, peat harvesting and later use of land. Accordingly, COMPO only uses peat soils that have already been used for agriculture or are degraded and no longer of high ecological value. Intact peatlands remain untouched to protect the flora and fauna. All harvesting sites are subsequently re-irrigated and restored. As soon as the land has been fully saturated with water, typical bog plants such as cotton grass and peat moss are grown in the years that follow, providing a habitat for animals living in this vegetation. Active raised bogs are thus gradually restored over time. By the end of 2021, COMPO had already successfully re-irrigated and secured as long-term moor sites more than 1,000 ha.
The PEFC logo on our ground protection products guarantees that the wood they contain comes from sustainably managed forests, recycling and controlled sources. Every decision to buy a PEFC-labelled product helps our forests worldwide and the people who live from and in the forests.
The relevance of recycling, the protection of resources and sustainable consumption is constantly increasing. For this reason, the packaging of all COMPO BIO soils, which consists of up to 80% recycled plastic, is certified with the Blue Angel.
In the age of digitalization, making sure the technical resources are climate friendly and neutralising their CO2 emissions matter to us more than ever, which is why COMPO joined the CO2 Neutral Website initiative in 2021. This involves reviewing and compensating for the CO2 emitted by our online technologies, which makes it possible to guarantee that both the websites of our Group and your visit are CO2 neutral. The contribution that is paid to the CO2 Neutral Website initiative annually, which is based on the average number of visitors, is used solely for social projects, for instance to protect the rainforests or promote renewable energies.