Pencils and crayons from Lyra, used in our pencil cases, are made of PEFC/FSC-certified wood. This also applies for all our printed marketing material. PEFC is the world’s largest wood certification system and was established in 1999. The PEFC-mark is an international labelling system for wood and paper products to secure sustainable forestry.
The labelling system FSC has strict regulations to make sure the forestry does not cause deforestation, that the harvesting is controlled, and that it takes the local and indigenous people into consideration.
All our drinking bottles and lunch boxes are BPA-free. BPA is short for Bisphenol-A, which can mimic oestrogen, and therefore have a negative effect on the health.
Beckmann has a short-term ambition to only use textile produced by recycled plastic bottles or Ocean Plastic. As of today, the main material on our backpack series “City” are produced by recycled plastic bottles.
We fulfil EU’s REACH–regulations that prohibits harmful chemicals. We test our products according to REACH. REACH is an EU–regulation for registration, review, approval and restriction of chemicals. REACH’s objective is to secure a high level of protection for our health and for the environment, and to strengthen the corporate competition and innovation.
Children’s bodies are still under development and are more vulnerable for impact than adults. They are also more in direct contact with the substances in toys, as they put them into their mouth. For products intended for small children (kindergarten and 1st grade) we run tests according to an even stricter legislation: EN71-3, also called the Toy Regulation in Norway. We are continuously working to reduce the use of chemicals beyond what the regulations require.