Victorinox Cutlery

Victorinox Cutlery

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Victorinox is a knife manufacturer based in Switzerland. It is well known for its Swiss Army knives. The Swiss Army knives made by Victorinox are made of a proprietary blend steel from Germany and France.

Victorinox seams committed to sustainability as an integral part of its corporate strategy:

When possible Victorinox forgos packaging altogether.
All packaging used for product protection is recyclable – their cardboard packaging consists of up to 90% recovered paper.
Only 100% chlorine-free bleached paper and solvent-free inks and finishes are used.

Energy efficiency
The heat derived form knife making is used for heating their headquarters and 120 apartments nearby. They also significantly reduced the heating oil used by recovering heat from waste heat in production facilities.

Recycling scrap steel
Victorinox collects all their scrap steel and cutting dust, using it to build new knives.

Local wood sourcing
The walnut wood from their pocket knives are locally supplied.

Committed to product durability
The long warranty on their luggage implies that Victorinox should something break will repair when possible, thus avoiding the waste of more raw materials.

They take care of their machines
Victorinox maintain their machinery so it lasts a long time.

Socially responsible
With a employee turnover of less than 2%, a below of Swiss average of sick leave and occupational accidents, Victorinox seems to take care of their workers.

Victorinox has received many awards and labels – check them out here.