upper part of the safety shoe is made from 100 percent recycled polyester made from PET bottles
penetration resistant midsole is also made from 100 percent recycled materials
40 percent recycled TPU is used for the TPR scuffcap
the shoe’s distance mesh lining is made from 52 percent recycled polyester and 18 percent bamboo fibres
replaceable comfortable climatic insole is also made of 100 percent recycled PU foam and polyester
All uvex shoe boxes are made from 90 percent recycled cardboard. 100 percent recycled tissue paper is used and the instructions for use are also 100 percent recycled paper.
The uvex plant in Ceva, Italy, was already completely converted to green electricity and green gas a few years ago and hasbeen certified according to the environmental management system ISO 14001 since 2017. In addition, the plant uses renewable energy with a photovoltaic system. uvex places a special focus on waste prevention. For example, some years ago, the shape of the soles were redesigned and as a result significantly reduced the amount of waste. For some time now, all PU waste is collected and processed into granuals ready for reuse. Up to 10 percent recycled PU waste from uvex’s production is used for the TPU outsole of the uvex 1 G2 planet.
The uvex 1 G2 planet is an example of the planet series product system.
For the first time, we have calculated the CO2 footprint for a uvex safety shoe. This tells us how much CO2 is emitted during the production of a pair. To calculate this, we measured the emissions from the raw materials to the first use**. The result is that the CO2 footprint of the uvex 1 G2 planet is 7.8 kg. This is roughly equivalent to a 35 km car journey.
By using recycled and bio-based materials, we were able to reduce the CO2 footprint by 1.3 kg or 14.3% compared to our regular uvex 1 G2 (art. no. 68342, CO2 footprint 9.1 kg).
Calculations based on Sima Pro 18.104.22.168, ecoinvent 3.6 database
*calculated in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14021:2016 **the end-of-life emissions depend on the method of disposal.
uvex i-PUREnrj technology
Shock-absorbing. Stabilising. Energy-returning.
outstanding shock absorption and energy return
foamed heel basket provides excellent stability and reduces the risk of injury
"For over 90 years, we have been producing and distributing high-quality products to protect people in sports, leisure and at work. Any company wanting to protect people must accept the responsibility that comes with it. It is exactly this mission that instils our commitment to work sustainably and with social responsibility."
Michael Winter, Managing Partner of the uvex group
uvex competence center for safety footwear in Ceva, Italy
Development expertise, state-of-the-art robot-controlled production systems and optimised process structures to meet the highest ecological standards guarantee the first-class and sustainable quality of our safety shoes.
The production in Italy, which is one of the most modern production facilities for safety shoes in Europe, ensures efficient, resource-saving production and short distances from manufacturer to user.
production of direct-injected safety shoes with outsoles made of polyurethane, thermoplastic polyurethane and rubber
innovative production technologies, e.g. for using rebound properties
four DESMA direct-injection machines for producing uvex outsoles, three of them with DESMA AMIR system (automated material handling with integrated robots)
extensively equipped test laboratory for quality and production assurance and for product development