Certified Management Systems Serve Sustainability

All of the companies in our group have an obligation to continuously reduce the environmental effects of their business activities and to take the necessary action to achieve this goal. Every managing director has signed a voluntary declaration to do so.

We determine the necessary data and key figures for environmentally conscious management with the help of internationally acknowledged management systems, for example ISO 14001. In addition, all of our companies are obliged to have their management system certified by independent third parties. This also applies to companies we acquired in the last few years.

The certification process on the basis of ISO 14001 is at a high level within the Group. 86 percent of all sites comply with this standard. Furthermore, all of our German companies have begun to adapt their energy management to the specifications of ISO 50001. Some companies have already taken the necessary measures.

In addition to the certifications, the employees are trained about various environmental topics. At the manufac­turing sites, a total of 80 percent of all employees took part in various trainings and events devoted to environmental issues.