Since the refounding of KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH in 1994, the owner family Raithel has dedicated itself to sustainability. Therefore the porcelain for the senses is exclusively produced at the Kahla site in Thuringia, Germany. The hard porcelain made of natural raw materials is checked according to international standards to ensure that it is free from harmful substances. In the scope of the KAHLA pro Eco sustainability strategy, the company uses in house wells and saves millions of litres of water via water preparation. CO2 emissions are significantly reduced by investments in modern technology. The high point of the previous measures to implement ecological claims in porcelain production is the investment of several million Euros in a photovoltaic system.
Start of the ÖKOPROFIT project: ÖKOPROFIT is a cooperation project between the local community and the economy which helps to protect the environment and reduce costs for companies.
Awarded as disability friendly company by Ministry of Social Affairs Thuriniga, Germany
Introduction of sustainably produced porcelain collection TAO
Introducution of sustainability strategy KAHLA pro Eco after realization of 30 ÖKOPROFIT projects
Test result "very good" for touch! Ornaments mug in German magazine "Öko Test"
Collection TAO is awarded TOP Hotel Star Award in category "Sustainability"
KAHLA produces ecological electricity after investiting several million in a photovoltaic system
Formation of non-profit "Günther Raithel Foundation - Training Initiative KAHLA kreativ" which is dedicated to the promotion of training, culture, science and research about porcelain
Green Godd Design Award for an outstanding symbiosis of design and ecology in the TAO collection
Honorary certification "Acceptance 2010" for an outstanding integration of people with disabilities into working life
The introduction of an environmental management system in April 2012 laid the foundation for a successful certification according to ISO 14001 standard
Inauguration of a modern kiln and handling system
KAHLA receives sustainability award "Green Belt" in the category ecology
Certification as environmentally friendly company according to the world"s most popular standard ISO 14001
KAHLA is awarded for its successful integration of people with disabilities by German employment agency