Environmental protection is one of our company’s core concerns. We consider it to be an investment in our own future and in the future of our children.
The best environmental protection concept is invisible and already contained in our products: we put quality to the test every day in our own test laboratories. Outstanding quality automatically leads to long lifecycles and sustainability. Our sophisticated production uses materials and resources sparingly.
We adhere to directives
We systematically implement provisions according to ISO 14001 with our environmental management system. And we do so from product development and procurement to production and disposal / recycling. We document our commitment to environmental protection in the Environmental Policy Guidelines. And it is imperative for us that our partners and suppliers also adhere to all directives.
Likewise, we strictly observe European directives such as WEEE (2012/19/EU), RoHS (2011/65/EU) und REACH (1907/2006/EC) and their amendments. They define improvements for the environment, occupational safety and the recycling of electrical devices. From one end of our supply chain to the other we only accept RoHS-compliant processes with our partners and suppliers. We have been allocated WEEE registration number DE 38438502 as proof of the compliance of our obligations according to WEEE and the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG).
The REACH regulation specifies many substance restrictions with which we comply. In this regard, please refer to our list of substances of particular relevance to the environment. These can also be found in products in the electrical industry.
We generate sustainable electricity
At our Rosenheim location we harness the power of a small stream in the city to generate our own electricity using a hydroelectric system that is more than one hundred years old. In addition, we convert the sun’s rays into environmentally-friendly energy using our photovoltaic system. In order to make the most efficient use of energy, we installed our own energy management system and had it certified according to ISO 50001.
We bring good ideas on board from the outside
Furthermore, we collaborate with external idea generators. For instance, we have already taken part in the Umweltpakt Bayern (Bavaria environment pact) four times. In this pact the State Government of Bavaria and Bavarian businesses agree to further expand environmental protection through collaboration and voluntary efforts as well as to strive for progress in preventive environmental protection.
We optimise our workshops and production facilities
We keep a close eye on the environmental efficiency of our workshops and production facilities. For example, we are currently modifying our electroplating shop in Plant I for compliance with the latest requirements: for more energy savings, efficiency and environmental-friendliness.