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Eleven new trainees kick off careers at Werner & Mertz

07-Aug-2017 - Company-News


Mainz family-run company welcomes tomorrow’s skilled workers, from mechatronics technician to warehouse clerk.

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Training Day at Werner & Mertz

26-Jun-2017 - Company-News


Family-run company in Mainz presents career opportunities at its in-house Training Day

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“Your Day for Africa” at Werner & Mertz

20-Jun-2017 - Company-News


Teens work at Mainz family-owned company for a good cause

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Werner & Mertz supports international engagement

17-May-2017 - Company-News


Werner & Mertz presents the international B.A.U.M. Special Award to Christine von Weizsäcker and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

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Meeting of Pioneers Generates New Ideas for Circular Economy

16-May-2017 - Company-News


Werner & Mertz and the Recyclate Initiative at Cradle to Cradle® Expert Talks in Vienna / Pioneering Achievement in Printing Ink Development receives MHC Certificate

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Recyclate Initiative: PackTheFuture Award for Sustainable Design

12-May-2017 - Company-News


Recyclate Initiative receives the PackTheFuture Award in the Ecodesign category for its innovative bottles made of 100% HDPE recyclates from the Yellow Bag collection system

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New Recyclate Caps for Frosch

05-May-2017 - Company-News


Recyclate Initiative develops caps for FROSCH products with 100 percent polypropylene (PP) from the Yellow Bag

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Sustainable Printing Inks Project

04-May-2017 - Company-News


Recyclate Initiative makes breakthrough in development of sustainable inks with Cradle-to-Cradle® Printing Inks Project

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Technical Vocations in the Spotlight: Girls' Day at Werner & Mertz

27-Apr-2017 - Company-News


Eleven girls mastered tasks in the Werner & Mertz training workshop.

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Packaging Law is a Step in the Right Direction

31-Mar-2017 - Company-News


Werner & Mertz welcomes Bundestag passage of new packaging legislation

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Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister and IHK visit Frosch

27-Mar-2017 - Company-News


IHK Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rhineland-Palatinate announces progress of trainee recruitment campaign "durchstarter.de" in press briefing at Werner & Mertz

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Werner & Mertz – Committed to clean water around the world

22-Mar-2017 - Company-News


World Water Day on 22 March / Mainz family-run company donates 20,000 EUR for water projects in Ethiopia

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Sustained Cooperation Strengthened in.betrieb and Werner & Mertz sign services contract

21-Mar-2017


When two Mainz companies with very high standards come together, only good can come of it. That was the case at the beginning of 2017 when Werner & Mertz awarded a services contract to in.betrieb gGmbH.

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The solution is on land: No plastic in the oceans

17-Mar-2017 - Company-News


With a best-practice example, Werner & Mertz presents effective plastic recycling by the Recyclate Initiative on an international stage in Brussels and Berlin.

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Project Sustainability 2017: Recyclate Initiative is involved

13-Mar-2017 - Company-News


Get consumers excited about sustainability – Sensory Communication brings to life the Recyclate Initiative from Werner & Mertz

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Frosch cleaner is ahead by a nose!

07-Feb-2017


Brand or discount products? FROSCH Bio-Spirit Glass Cleaner is the victor in the WISO Test "Teuer oder Billig" ("Expensive or Cheap")

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Sustainability Pioneer Reduces Water Consumption at Mainz Site

27-Jan-2017


Werner & Mertz Publishes Sustainability Report / Optimizes Energy Management

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New Plastics Economy: Action Plan to Reduce Plastic in the World's Oceans

18-Jan-2017


The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Publishes New Report "New Plastics Economy" for the World Economic Forum/Werner & Mertz Welcomes Commitment to Recycle More Plastic

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State Secretary Daniela Schmitt Visits Werner & Mertz

16-Jan-2017


The State Secretary for Economic Affairs toured the high-rack warehouse and production lines and gained some new impressions of the environmental protection work being done by the Mainz-based eco pioneer.

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Drinking water for everyone – Werner & Mertz supports Viva con Agua with its Frosch brand

01-Dec-2016


Drinking water for everyone – Werner & Mertz supports

Viva con Agua with its Frosch brand

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Frosch has Germany's most sustainable products!

30-Nov-2016


Mainz family-operated firm takes first three places in REWE consumer voting for Germany's most sustainable products.

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Consider cycles and prevent waste

18-Nov-2016


Week of waste prevention: The Recyclate Initiative presents the active circular economy as the solution to many waste problems.

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Mainz Tafel is grateful for donated pallets

10-Nov-2016


National donation campaign kicks off with 300 pallets of cleaning products

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Werner & Mertz offers a healthy alternative to the car

17-Oct-2016


Werner & Mertz employees get going with the "JobRad"

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Award for Social Engagement

14-Oct-2016


Werner & Mertz again receives the Tafel Plate for its support of the Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel e.V.

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German Packaging Award in Gold to Werner & Mertz

28-Sep-2016


Werner & Mertz receives the German Packaging Award in Gold for its innovative bottles of 100% HDPE recyclates from the Yellow Bag.

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Training Information Up Close and Personal

12-Sep-2016 - Company-News


BIM Rheinhessen: Vocational training offers from Werner & Mertz were in demand – Trainees present their occupations.

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Worldwide Innovation: Werner & Mertz debuts 100% HDPE Recyclates

19-Aug-2016 - Company-News


For the first time PE bottles of 100% recyclates from the Yellow Bag have been made for emsal floor care and green care PROFESSIONAL cleaner. This pioneering work has won the German Packaging Award.

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Werner & Mertz introduces itself to potential trainees

09-Jun-2016


What can a young person one day become when he begins his career under the sign of the red frog? This question was answered at the Werner & Mertz in-house Training Day on the first weekend in June. More than 100 pupils from different types of schools took a close look at the six training-required occupations that the manufacturer of sustainable cleaning products is offering in 2017.

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World Oceans Day: Werner & Mertz fights for global environmental protection

08-Jun-2016


B.A.U.M. Environmental Award winner Reinhard Schneider speaks at the invitation of NABU on the subject of protecting the world's oceans. "Trash in the Oceans" is a challenge for all societies.

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B.A.U.M. Environmental Award for Reinhard Schneider

07-Jun-2016


Honors for Outstanding Engagement in Environmental Protection

Reinhard Schneider, CEO of Werner & Mertz and founder of the "Frosch Initiative", has received the B.A.U.M. Environmental Award in the category "Small and Medium-size Enterprises". Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks presented the award at a ceremony on the day before the opening of "Environmental Week" in Berlin.

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Werner & Mertz Professional presents active circular economy

12-May-2016


Strong appearance of family-owned company from Mainz in the Forum “Circular Economy” at the ISSA/Interclean

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Werner & Mertz receives Amsterdam Innovation Award

10-May-2016


tana-Chemie GmbH, representative of the Professional Division of the Werner & Mertz Group has been recognized with the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016 for their cleaning system QUICK & EASY in the category “Equipment/tools for cleaning care and safety”.

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Werner & Mertz acts to prevent skilled labor shortage

12-Apr-2016


Werner & Mertz has formed a training partnership with the Gustav-Stresemann Wirtschaftsschule (GSW). The coordinators assigned to put life into the Training Partnership Agreement are Katrin Schönbrodt and Monika Kindgen from Werner & Mertz GmbH and faculty members Christian Weichel and Dominique Glaß from GSW. With this initiative, the manufacturer of cleaning products, dishwashing and laundry detergents is working toward heading off a lack of skilled labor in scientific, technical and commercial occupations.

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Customers trust Frosch: Frosch is Most Trusted Brand 2016

11-Apr-2016


For the 15th consecutive time, the readers of Reader's Digest magazine have chosen the Frosch brand as the Most Trusted Brand among cleaning products in Germany

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World Water Day on 22 March: Water – a precious raw material at Werner & Mertz

22-Mar-2016


The 23rd United Nations World Water Day is being observed on 22 March 2016. Organized by UN Water, the entity responsible for work on water and sanitation, World Water Day is intended to remind people around the world of how important and precious water is. Ensuring that drinking water from the tap remains a high-quality product requires sustainable and responsible handling of this resource. At Werner & Mertz, the Mainz-based manufacturer of detergent, care and cleaning products, sustainable management of water has been part of corporate philosophy from the start.

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ZEIT WISSEN Award "Encouraging Sustainability" for Werner & Mertz

03-Mar-2016


The jury honors the company for its long-term commitment to sustainability. The Frosch Initiative effectively closes the gap between ecological knowledge and practical action.

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Spinning straw into gold

19-Feb-2016


Werner & Mertz is counting on a new type of organic ethanol and cooperating with the specialty chemicals firm Clariant.

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BIOFACH 2016: FROSCH and green care PROFESSIONAL bask in the glow of the Cradle to Cradle Award!

11-Feb-2016


Werner & Mertz presented itself as a sustainability pioneer in the cleaning industry at BIOFACH 2016. The claim was backed by the international Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Award, which the Mainz-based company received for its exemplary product design, in New York last November. In granting the award, the jury concentrated on the well-known brands FROSCH and green care PROFESSIONAL and gave the products high marks in the "Material Health" category.

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The Focus is on Sustainable Labels, Pouch Materials and Printing Ink

11-Feb-2016


The Frosch Recyclate Initiative has set goals for effective plastic recycling in 2016. Werner & Mertz is encouraging its partners to work together on HDPE recyclates.

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"Unwrapping the package" – new ideas on the circular economy

29-Jan-2016


Werner & Mertz Professional Team impresses an international audience with the Recyclate Initiative at a conference in the Netherlands.

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Plastic as Reusable Material vs. Trash in the Ocean

22-Jan-2016


At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Ellen MacArthur-Stiftung explained a worldwide problem for which the Werner & Mertz Recyclate Initiative has developed concrete approaches.

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Regional Partners support Germany's Tafeln

11-Jan-2016


Schmelzer delivers Werner & Mertz cleaning products to distribution points.

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Werner & Mertz was again awarded a prize for social responsibility

22-Dec-2015


In Berlin, the Mainz-based producer of detergents and well-known brands such as Frosch and Erdal was awarded the "Tafelteller" (food bank prize) by the Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel e.V. (German Federal Food Bank Association) for the second time.

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Werner & Mertz receives international award for exemplary sustainable product design

16-Nov-2015


In New York the Mainz-based company of Werner & Mertz received the international Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Award for its well-known brands FROSCH and green care PROFESSIONAL.

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Frosch (almost) never sleeps

26-Oct-2015


Werner & Mertz welcomed 70 participants in the "First Night of the Manufacturing Industry" to a nocturnal tour of the Mainz production halls.

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Werner & Mertz demands more thought to real material cycles

02-Oct-2015


At the international G7 Workshop in Berlin the Mainz-based company presented its Recyclate Initiative as a best-practice example for Germany. Reinhard Schneider, Managing Partner of the Werner & Mertz Group in Mainz, caused a stir during the G7 Summit Resource Efficiency in Berlin when he called for sweeping waste management legislation as a bold step toward greater sustainability.

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"Solve complex problems in the morning – rock out at night"

25-Sep-2015


The effects of digitalization on the working world was the subject of the 13th forum for youth and trainee representatives (JAV) put on by Rhineland-Palatinate Minister-President Malu Dreyer. At the headquarters of Werner & Mertz, Group CFO Ralph Wenner welcomed the participants and turned over the podium to Personnel Director Stephanie Gabler, who fielded questions from the 180 representatives, including JAV members from Werner & Mertz.

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Sustainability Forum with Sustainability Experts

21-Sep-2015


Werner & Mertz welcomes Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller and Julia Klöckner at CDU event.

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Recyclate Initiative from Werner & Mertz Succeeds in Field Test

30-Jul-2015


FROSCH in rPET bottles wins consumer approval 500,000 times. The focus is on polyethylene packaging.

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FROSCH Natural Cleaning Products to enter U.S.Market

26-Jun-2015


Product Lineup is available for Purchase on froschusa.com

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Barbara Hendricks, Frosch and Recyclable Materials Legislation

24-Jun-2015


The Recyclate Initiative was the subject of discussion for Federal Environment Minister, Werner & Mertz and NABU. The parties spoke about amendments to recyclable materials legislation and ways to put plastic packaging from the Yellow Bag into an effective technical cycle.

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Biodiversity at the front door

09-Jun-2015


Werner & Mertz and NABU Rheinland-Pfalz have landscaped the manufacturer's Mainz site in their joint pursuit of sustainability. After all, biodiversity, like resource conservation and climate protection, is an important part of the company's ecological pillar.

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Werner & Mertz averts shortage of skilled labor

05-May-2015


The renowned Mainz company with the well-known brands Frosch and Erdal enters into training partnership with the Steinhöfelschule

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Successful Girls' Day at Werner & Mertz: Girls check out the Frosch

27-Apr-2015


Fifteen schoolgirls had the chance to gain practical experience in male-dominated jobs at the Mainz home of the well-known brands Frosch and Erdal during this year's Girls’ Day on 23 April.

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Sustainable management from Mainz to Aguascalientes

24-Mar-2015


Minister of Economic Affairs Eveline Lemke brings Mexican governor to Werner & Mertz

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Active oxygen works against stubborn stains

17-Dec-2014 - Company-News


Frosch is expanding its assortment of vegan stain removers with a strong stain solvent for all bleachable textiles.

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SAP award for innovative Frosch app

08-Dec-2014 - Company-News


Innovative and high-powered beyond production: The IT department at Werner & Mertz is pleased with the SAP Quality Award for the new Frosch app that gives mobile support to sales reps in the field.

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The most clicks for a natural Frosch product

04-Dec-2014 - Company-News


Frosch Citrus Shower & Bath Cleaner wins the "Hallo Erde" consumer award

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The red frog is an "Attractive Employer"

26-Nov-2014 - Company-News


Minister of Economic Affairs Eveline Lemke and legendary swimmer Dr. Michael Groß honor Werner & Mertz for its exemplary personnel policy.

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The red frog is an "Attractive Employer"

24-Nov-2014 - Company-News


Minister of Economic Affairs Eveline Lemke and legendary swimmer Dr. Michael Groß honor Werner & Mertz for its exemplary personnel policy.

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Federal Ecodesign Award for Frosch Recyclate Initiative

17-Nov-2014 - Company-News


The Mainz-based company Werner & Mertz has received the Federal Ecodesign Award in recognition of its innovative, cross-industry Recyclate Initiative. Reinhard Schneider, the managing partner of Werner & Mertz personally accepted the prize from the Federal Environment Minister.

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Green Day - Werner & Mertz presents its engagement in environmental and sustainability issues

14-Nov-2014 - Company-News


Every year the nationwide Green Day is devoted to career counseling in green occupations. It provides students with the chance to gain insight into companies that have adopted and put into practice a coherent sustainability philosophy. A prime example is the long-established Werner & Mertz of Mainz with its trusted brands Frosch and Erdal. The manufacturer of sustainable dishwashing, cleaning and laundry products opened its doors to two classes from the Steinhöfelschule, a private commercial college in Mainz.

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Top performance by Frosch - Mainz Cleaning Product Brand on Winners' Podium at VDZ Advertising Awards

14-Nov-2014 - Company-News


Erdal-Rex GmbH with its Frosch brand stepped onto the winners' podium three times during the presentation of the "Ads of the Year" awards at this year's Publishers' Summit of the Association of German Magazine Publishers (VDZ). The advertising motif for the Frosch Lemon Scouring Cream won first place twice in the categories "Appeal" and "Activation" and took third place in the category "Branding".

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Special Prize for FROSCH Recyclate Initiative

12-Nov-2014 - Company-News


German Packaging Institute honors Werner & Mertz of Mainz: Werner & Mertz of Mainz has been honored by the German Packaging Institute (DVI) with the Special Prize 2014 for sustainability. The jury of cross-industry experts acknowledged the overall concept of the Recyclate Initiative, whose focus is on recyclable packaging from PET plastic.

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'Tafelteller' food bank award for Werner & Mertz

30-Oct-2014 - Company-News


Günter Scheinkönig, CEO of the Werner & Mertz marketing company Erdal-Rex, has been presented the 2014 'Tafelteller' award of the Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel e.V. (Federal Association of German Food Banks) for the family-run company's commitment.

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Werner & Mertz introduce themselves to the next generation

22-Sep-2014 - Company-News


What can young people become some day if they start their career under the sign of the red frog? This is precisely the question that was answered at the Werner & Mertz Training Day. More than 250 students from schools of all types found out what was on offer in eight apprenticeship trades, which will be offered once again in 2015 by the manufacturer of sustainable cleaning products for private households and large businesses.

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Frosch is making Japan’s environment happier

12-Sep-2014 - Company-News


Mainz. Environmental protection and a powerful cleaning performance are not mutually incompatible. Werner & Mertz, the long-established Mainz-based company, pursues a sustainability approach with its “Frosch products“ that runs through its entire corporate culture.

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Frosch and REWE win the ECR Award!

09-Sep-2014 - Company-News


MAINZ – Recognition has been given to the Recyclate Initiative, a venture founded by Werner & Mertz with its Frosch brand and partners Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD),
the packaging manufacturer ALPLA, the sorting technology specialist UNISENSOR,
the REWE Group and NABU e.V.

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The scent of winter

08-Aug-2014 - Product-News


Frosch fans choose Ice Flower and Cinnamon Apple as favourite scents for the Frosch Oase air freshener winter edition

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Learning exciting things: training at Werner & Mertz

21-Jul-2014 - Company-News


Longstanding Mainz-based company Werner & Mertz presented its eight interesting training occupations at BIM Rheinhessen, the careers information fair organised at Mainz University of Applied Sciences by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Trade.

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Delicate surfaces? No problem!

10-Jul-2014 - Product-News


Naturally powerful and yet gentle at the same time: the new Frosch Orange Multi-surface Cleaner makes everyday life easier with uncomplicated cleaning power – especially for smooth and delicate surfaces

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EMAS Award for the Best Environmental Team goes to Erdal

28-May-2014 - Company-News


Erdal, a pioneer in sustainability, has taken the EMAS award home to Hallein for the second time since 2011. The 2014 award is for the best environmental team.

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Washing hands can be so beautiful

06-May-2014 - Product-News


Gentle cleansing and an attractive eye-catcher: in keeping with spring’s and summer’s floral trends, the nature-oriented cosmetic line Frosch Reine Pflege is packaging its popular Pomegranate and Sea Buckthorn hand care soaps in a decorative design.

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Ground-breaking ceremony at Erdal in Hallein

10-Apr-2014 - Company-News


In the presence of Gerhard Anzengruber, Mayor of Hallein; Konrad Steindl, President of the Economic Chamber of Salzburg; and Manfred Nedoschinsky, Group Managing Director for Product Supply and Development at Erdal, the official ground-breaking ceremony and thus the start of the rebuilding and renovation work at Erdal’s Hallein site has taken place.

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Sustainability scores points: “Frosch” is the most trusted brand yet again

07-Apr-2014 - Company-News


Brand for cleaning products named as “Most Trusted Brand” for the 13th time

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New products in the Frosch sales team’s portfolio: SANTE natural cosmetics for the food retail segment

01-Apr-2014 - Company-News


The Frosch sales team – the sales force for sustainability – is a subsidiary of Erdal-Rex GmbH with its brands Erdal, Frosch, emsal, rorax , ratz fatz, Frosch Oase and Frosch Baby.

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Hands-on impressions for young girls at the Girls' Day

29-Mar-2014 - Company-News


Watch the pros at work and even lend a hand - Werner & Mertz once again allowed a group of young students to gain hands-on experience of what are otherwise regarded as male-dominated professions at this year’s Girls' Day.

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Spring freshness for the home

27-Mar-2014 - Product-News


The new season scents from Frosch Oase air fresheners bring spring into the home.

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Top marks for the Werner & Mertz staff canteen

20-Mar-2014 - Company-News


The meals available in the Werner & Mertz staff canteen are balanced, appetising and varied. This is why WISAG Catering, the responsible canteen service provider, received top marks for the JOB&FIT certificate awarded by the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung, DGE).

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Werner & Mertz GmbH: Timothy Glaz Leiter Corporate Affairs

13-Mar-2014 - Company-News


The sustainability initiatives by the Mainz company Werner & Mertz and its well-known pioneering eco-brand Frosch are to be brought even closer to other professionals and the wider public. Since 3 February 2014, this task has been the remit of Timothy Glaz, Head of Corporate Affairs.

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Eco pioneer Frosch among the top 10 in best brands 2014

06-Mar-2014 - Company-News


Frosch, the sustainable eco brand for cleaning products from Werner & Mertz, is one of the top brands in 2014. In the German “best brands” ranking, Frosch made the top 10 in the category “Best growth brand”...

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Werner & Mertz presents its sustainability approach with a new website

27-Feb-2014 - Company-News


Following a relaunch, Werner & Mertz now presents an even clearer and more attractive special Internet site about its sustainability philosophy: www.integrally-sustainable.com.

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Werner & Mertz adds short films about biodiversity to its website

06-Feb-2014 - Company-News


Using a variety of short films, the website of Werner & Mertz provides an insight into the company’s extensive efforts towards environmental protection. Amongst other things, the family-run company has taken up the cause of preserving biodiversity, the diversity of species.

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Revolution in Professional Cleaning: green care PROFESSIONAL provides Worldwide the first comprehensive Cleaning and Care Range with the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold Certificate!

29-Jan-2014 - Product-News


Worldwide, at the 17th of December 2013, for the first time, a comprehensive professional cleaning and care range has received the ambitious award Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold.

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Fresh-scented ideas for small spaces

20-Jan-2014 - Product-News


The closet opens and your nose fills with sensuous freshness. As you enter the guest WC, a refined world of fragrance fills the space. A pleasant scent makes you feel comfortable right away.

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A multi-talented player in wooden furniture care

15-Jan-2014 - Product-News


The cottage-style cupboard, grandma’s antique dresser, the one-of-a-kind modern table – wooden furnishings have true character. If nature and sustainability are part of your life philosophy, home accessories made of this natural material are ideal.

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Werner & Mertz product wins over consumers

17-Dec-2013 - Product-News


The Frosch bio spirit glass cleaner has been awarded the “Hallo Erde!” consumer prize, jointly conferred by the Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis (German Sustainability Award foundation), the Rewe Group and the media partner “Die Welt”.

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Sustainability pioneer reduces waste at the Mainz plant

12-Dec-2013 - Company-News


Family-run company Werner & Mertz, known among other things for its household brands Erdal, Frosch and tana has further reduced the quantity of waste it produces at its Mainz plant.

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Werner & Mertz promotes liberal use of EMAS seal

10-Oct-2013 - Company-News


Werner & Mertz of Mainz, which is known for its Frosch, Erdal and tana brands, advocates more liberal use of the EMAS logo. CEO Reinhard Schneider clarified the company’s interest and intentions during a panel discussion at Werner & Mertz headquarters with former Foreign Minister and Green politician Joschka Fischer and Rolf-Jan Hoeve of the European Commission Directorate-General Environment.

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Pioneering in Europe: Frosch cleaning product with the first Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold certificate!

20-Jun-2013 - Company-News


For the first time in Europe, a product from the cleaning industry – the Frosch Citrus Shower and Bath Cleaner – has received the ambitious award Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold. “Our Frosch brand, the eco-pioneer for more than 25 years, is once again recognized as a leader in sustainability,” Reinhard Schneider, CEO of the family-operated Werner & Mertz, said today.

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