Out of conviction and responsibility for our environment, we undertake systematic environmental management and have anchored environmental awareness in our guiding corporate principles. By analysing our environmental impacts, we establish the basis for effective environmental protection. Each year, we have the improvement in our environmental performance audited by independent environmental experts according to EMAS.
As part of our commercial activities, we are committed to meeting all legislative requirements, to actively maintaining the natural bases of life and to protecting and fostering the health of our employees.
With a comprehensive environmental and safety management system, we coordinate and check our self-imposed goals. We use the system intensively to keep an eye on our performance and constantly continue to improve it.
WE ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
The protection of our environment and continuous improvement of our environmental performance are two of our primary corporate goals. We therefore evaluate the environmental impacts of each existing and new task actively, voluntarily and early on in all areas of the company. Each year, we have the improvement in our environmental performance audited by independent environmental experts according to EMAS.
WE OPTIMISE PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS FROM AN ECOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW
Our production and the products which we manufacture impact on the environment. We avoid activities which place strain on the environment or reduce these wherever possible. We use natural resources sparingly and reduce harmful emissions.
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE
Each employee contributes to the success of the company. Our primary objective is therefore to protect and promote their health and ability to work. The legislator specifies a minimum set of regulations for achieving this. Implementing these forms the basis of our activities. With our own experience and ideas, we additionally ensure that our workplaces are designed safely and that the health and performance of our employees are fostered.
Corporate environmental and health protection as well as safety are particularly successful if all employees are involved and are personally responsible for working towards them. We promote this through corresponding motivation, training and further training offers as well as idea management.
WE TALK TO OTHERS AND ACT TOGETHER
Environmental protection necessitates open dialogue with the company's environment. Based on mutual trust, we seek contact with our business partners, the authorities, research and educational establishments, our neighbours and the general public. In the past, activities that we have developed and implemented together with these partners have led to a number of new incentives for additional environmental commitment.
WE HARMONISE ECOLOGY AND ECONOMY
Economy and environmental protection are not opposites. Instead, they mutually complement and reinforce one another. We are convinced that outstanding environmental protection performance, regarded in the long term, will improve our chances against the competition. Our voluntary environmental protection activities are targeted specifically at those measures that are also economically sensible or which have a particularly positive impact on the protection of resources.