We have mainstreamed sustainability as a company value, and last year further aligned our corporate strategy to our values. We want to continue persisting with the proven while promoting the new.
Going forward, we will continue to strive for a balance between economic, environmental and social dimensions in all our activities, and thus contribute to the welfare of employees, the environment, and the surrounding communities in our area of the value chain.
Strategic Action Areas
The following six overarching strategic action areas determine our success:
Responsible Corporate Governance
We preserve our corporate culture and take responsibility for our actions. We are transparent to all our stakeholders and committed to fair competition. We work towards ruling out corruption and bribery from the outset.
We believe in controlled growth and long-term partnerships. We safeguard our long-term success with a healthy mix of risks across the business areas, without neglecting ecological and social aspects. We strive to steadily improve our services and offer the highest-quality products and services.
We always strive to prevent product releases, minimize our environmental footprint, and use resources efficiently. At the same time, we aim to reduce our relative energy and water consumption, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and further optimize our waste and wastewater management.
Occupational Health & Safety
We give priority to health & safety, identify potential risks and take measures to monitor, limit and prevent hazards. We promote a proactive safety culture, and optimize all subsidiaries’ activities with regard to technical, organizational and behavioral safety.
We promote equal opportunities and diversity, and invest in the professional development of our employees. We want to attract skilled and talented employees and keep them in the company long-term.
We also take responsibility beyond our core business, and support the surrounding communities in our five focus areas of environment, education, health, culture & sports, and humanitarian aid. We encourage and support our employees in their volunteer work.