Understanding of sustainability

We are aware of our responsibility for people and the environment – which is why we are now taking action.

We aspire to manifest sustainability in our company in the form of future-proof and responsible leadership as well as a lived principle. In 2021, KODi joined the partner network of the Center for Sustainable Leadership in order to implement the ZNU Standard, a comprehensive management system.

Sustainable business means taking the consequences of one’s own actions on the environment, economy and society into account to facilitate continuous improvement. At KODi, we have the courage to try new things and move ourselves into a sustainable future in the process. 

To develop our sustainability strategy, we took a close look at our structures and processes along the value chain, involving all stakeholders. The ZNU Standard provides the foundation for a plan of our long-term goals and activities, which will support us in changeover to a sustainable form of business from now on.

For us, it is important to be transparent when it comes to the topic of sustainability. A company does not become sustainable overnight – it is more of a process over the long term. We are proud to be the first retailer that has been certified with the ZNU Standard’s comprehensive management system ‘Driving sustainable change’ together with the company headquarters, online shop and the branches in Heinsberg and Siegburg. We are aiming for all KODi locations to be certified according to the ZNU Standard ‘Driving sustainable change’ by 2027. We are aware that there is still a long road ahead of us. However, we are prepared to take this road and are working on KODi becoming more sustainable one step at a time.

Mission Statement

A passion for retail – that’s what unites us at KODi.

ZNU Standard

The first milestone has been reached: KODi’s head office and two branches are certified.

Sustainability goals

‘Only who knows their objective, can find their way.’ (Laozi)