SCHMIDT GROUP GmbH places great emphasis on corporate responsibility towards people and the environment.
With our sustainable action in the value chain, we are able to improve the long-term social and ecological standards.
Our efforts to protect the environment consistently drive us to develop programs with our business partners which will lead to saving more water and
energy in the future, as well as meeting the ecological standard again and again.
An overview of individual subsidiaries of the Schmidt Group and their commitment through memberships and certificates is given below.

The company BAY CITY was founded in 1975 and is nowadays one of the most important pillars of the Norderstedter Schmidt Group. As one of the leading service providers in Europe, the group of companies is networked worldwide and covers almost every sector of the textile industry.

The success story of BAY CITY is based on two pillars: The own brands and the private label segment. In addition to our own brands, e.g. OKLAHOMA Jeans, OKLAHOMA PREMIUM DENIM and EXPAND, we also design and procure customized fashion and product ranges in the private label segment.

Our team of experts meets the requirements of a modern and future-oriented supply chain. With novel technologies of digitalization, such as 3D programs from Assyst, we shorten development processes and are thus able to react to trends and market changes or even proactively participate in them. Our aim is always to use selected, sustainable and high-quality materials; the selection of worldwide, certified manufacturing companies is a matter of course for us.

As a company, we are aware of our extensive responsibility towards people and the environment. This is why we at BAY CITY have been committed to manufacturing our products fairly for over 10 years - with respect for our environment and for the people we work with. In order to take a further step towards supply chain transparency and to drive development forward, we have joined the "Grüner Knopf". As the first government seal, the "Grüner Knopf" combines requirements for the product AND for the company.

CHIEMSEE Fashion lives from the enthusiasm of beach and winter sports such as windsurfing and skiing.
With the philosophy to unite sport and fashion, what makes us stand out from other brands is our authenticity and credibility. We support sports and
athletes for years. Sports and fashion fans know that CHIEMSEE is equally committed to attach great importance to the latest design
as well as function.
Based on our certification for label „Grüner Knopf“, we have analyized and further developed our processes. Further details in terms of our
daily social interactions also with our business partners can be found in declaration of principles.

During the last six decades our company has evolved from importer to specialized service provider in the segment of functional sportswear.
The origin of our core capabilities are based in the developement of functional sportswear for high valuable brands and private labels as well as
target group specified products for international well-known sport brands.
As being well-aware about our corporate responsibility, we have a clear focus on social and ecological sustainability in the entire
supply chain – far in excess of legal requirements.

The sports brand Kappa was founded 1967 in Turin (Italy). The logo’s symbolic illustration refers to mutual fairness and respect of women and men
in sports as well as in daily challenges. Being a worldwide acting sports brand, Kappa applies for this positive attitude – communicating the slogan
„be a good sport“. Kappa is a company of the Schmidt Group.