Climate protection and limited raw materials are among the greatest challenges of our time.
It is therefore even more important that we take responsibility for the future with our products and intelligent systems.
We are involved in various industry associations and organizations and have been a partner of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative since 2019.
Blue Competence is an initiative of the VDMA for promoting and communication of sustainable solutions for the Mechanical Engineering Industry. By using the trademark “Blue Competence” as a partner of the initiative, we commit ourselves to these twelve Sustainability Guidelines of the Mechanical Engineering Industry.
Our understanding of forward-looking sustainability is based on the principles of economic success, fairness, respect & responsibility and encompasses the dimensions of society, ecology & economy. We understand sustainable action holistically in terms of the definition of the Brundtland Report(1) and the definition of the Council for Sustainable Development(2) in Germany.
1. Sustainability is an essential part of our corporate strategy.
2. We create stable values and secure entrepreneurial success
with sustainable business models.
3. Our technology and solutions promote sustainable development worldwide.
4. Sustainable thinking and action is reflected in our processes and products.
5. We act in a resource-conserving manner and are committed to climate protection.
6. Our employees are our most valuable asset. We promote commitment and
opportunities for participation.
7. We are committed to respecting human rights.
8. Our company is a living space.
9. We assume social responsibility in our regions.
10. We do what we promise!
11. We maintain an active exchange with all stakeholders.
12. We communicate our sustainable actions transparently.
Sustainable environmental, energy and resource management is of great importance for our business activities and our competitiveness. Our "Future Ready 2025" strategy therefore sets out five key goals for sustainable business and responsible use of limited resources.
(1) Brundtland Report, 1987: "Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising
the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
(2) German Council for Sustainable Development, 2001: "Sustainable development means taking environmental
considerations into account on an equal footing with social and economic considerations. So doing business
in a sustainable way means leaving an intact ecological and economic fabric for our children and