Our commitments

OUR COMMITMENTS:

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Our range of pillows, duvets and featherbeds are made in France.

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FRENCH MANUFACTURING:

Our range of pillows, duvets and featherbeds are made in France. Our production facilities have been located in Tonnerre, Burgundy since 1910. Production is divided between two sites dedicated to production by product type: one for pillows, and the other for duvets and featherbeds. We manufacture natural pillows filled with goose or duck down from different parts of the world, as well as synthetic pillows. These high-end pillows are made for luxury hotels. We also make natural goose or duck down duvets. These luxurious duvets are designed to equip the major hotels in the hotel industry.

The Dumas Company team, consisting of 45 employees spread over the two production sites, is trained and sensitized in the manufacture of high quality bedding items. Each stage of production requires the expertise and know-how of our employees who control the quality and suitability of the materials used and each piece that leaves the workshops.

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RESPECT
FOR ANIMAL WELFARE:

“ We ensure that our suppliers of raw materials including feathers and down comply with animal welfare rights. ”

We do not use feathers and down from live geese (collection of feathers and down from an animal that is still alive) to manufacture our pillows and duvets.

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RESPECT
FOR HUMAN RIGHTS:

We always ensure that our product and service suppliers comply with and enforce human rights and its fundamental principles. We pay very particular attention to child protection and workers' rights.

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PRESERVING
THE ENVIRONMENT:

Waste management and respecting nature have always been part of the Dumas Company DNA. The company's environmental commitment is part of a continuous improvement process. Since its beginning in restoration, the Dumas Company has been active in reducing, reprocessing and recycling.

Since 2009, the Dumas Company has offset the equivalent of 3,982 metric tonnes of CO2 by planting 12,556 trees within the cooperative

ADEME
CARBON FOOTPRINT:

It is in this spirit that in 2009, the leaders of the Dumas Company decided to make their first ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) carbon footprint with the help of the Pur Projet collective (www.purpojet.com.) Following this assessment, 7 environmental commitments have been made:

  • To offset all of the company's greenhouse gas emissions
  • To inform consumers about the impact of our products and business activity
  • To promote raw materials and natural products and/or products made from recycled materials
  • To be energy efficient and promote renewable energy
  • To reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to the transport of goods and people
  • To reduce packaging and minimise waste
  • To encourage forest protection and advocacy for reforestation of deforested areas.

The Dumas Company is committed to updating the evaluation of carbon emissions to date. In 2012, the annual offset of the Dumas Company increased to 412 tonnes of CO² equivalent which represents a 23% reduction in emissions. We continue to implement measures to reduce emissions, such as: the use of packaging with reusable bags, but also by investing in new, more energy-efficient machines. We are also working on the establishment of a chain of recovery for end of life products.

“ All these changes will allow us a consequent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2014. ”

OFFSET OF
CARBON PRODUCTS:

To increase transparency, we are committed to informing you about the greenhouse gas emissions for our products. The Dumas Company has decided that the pillows, duvets, and featherbeds will be carbon neutral. All the carbon emissions related to the design, manufacture, transport, use and disposal of these items was offset by participation in reforestation programmes in the Acopagro cooperative.

“ To go further, we also offer the possibility of "voluntary offset." This option features planting a tree in the Peruvian Amazon and by awarding a naming certificate to each client who has made this gesture. ”

TO ENSURE THE SAFETY
AND QUALITY OF OUR PRODUCTS:

We guarantee that all products and components bearing the Dumas name are guaranteed to be sanitary, easy to care for and washable. The quality and safety of our natural feathers and down filling materials are at the heart of our concerns, which is why we carefully select our suppliers. We only use suppliers who comply with our specifications of origin, traceability and level of safety against mites and allergens. All our products come with a manual for use and care/maintenance. We provide a standard guarantee for a two-year period which covers manufacturing defects.

TO ENSURE THE COMPLIANCE
OF OUR PRODUCTS:

We guarantee that all products bearing the Dumas name comply with current national and European regulations. All Dumas products are compliant with requirements, including that referring to non-ignitability to cigarettes, according to the European Decree No. 2000/164 of 23 February 2000.

“ We are careful to comply with all the new standards and regulations in order to offer our customers maximum comfort while being safe. ”


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