Sustainable Product Development
Our understanding of sustainable management as part of corporate responsibility has a direct bearing on our product portfolio. When we develop new products, we ensure that they use as little resources and as little energy as possible. Wherever possible, we look for alternatives to critical substances or utilize new, future-oriented technologies.
We generally aim to minimize the effects of our products on people and the environment with a high degree of economic efficiency. This sustainable portfolio strategy reflects the internationally valid voluntary commitments we have made. In addition, it supports comparable efforts on the part of our customers.
In 2015, our companies made further progress regarding the sustainability of their product portfolios. As a result, our group as a whole has managed to tap new markets and make new client contacts, as the following examples show.