Promoting sustainable development is part of our everyday business and an important cornerstone of our company policy. Which is why we are always doing everything we can to improve and advance this field. It is our goal to create added value – for the climate and environment, for our customers and society as well as for our own company.
We not only believe that running a responsible business is an overarching duty but also important to ensure the success of the company.
Our business operations are closely linked to sustainable development. Every day, we help our customers to work in a more energy efficient, resource friendly and safer way by offering our wide range of services. Just as important to us is making sure that we meet the requirements and concerns of our employees, business partners and the general public.
Sustainable development is a global task – a task with a whole number of complex challenges that must be met and overcome. It is both our mission and our aspiration to live up to our responsibilities in all these areas.
Our daily operations are oriented towards the United Nations Global Compact. All of our activities and strategies are, therefore, aligned to both the principles of the UN Global Compact for a sustainable global economy and to the Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As we see sustainable development as being a collective challenge, we expect our suppliers and business partners to align themselves to these principles as well. Our well-structured subcontractor management scheme ensures that any collaboration work with third parties complies with both statutory and in-house regulations.
The principles of the UN Global Compact cover human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption
Our aspiration to promote and grow sustainability is a process that must be continuously worked on and advanced. To ensure we make as big an impact as possible, we take a number of different approaches within our core business and develop new, sustainable solutions. The result is a wide range of solutions that address a whole variety of tasks that go beyond the Group’s own fields of business.
Concrete examples of how we integrate sustainable development into our everyday business can be found here
EcoVadis is the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings and our Group has been taking part in its certification process since 2015. To be awarded this certification, we must regularly provide evidence of our sustainability efforts in four categories: Environment, Ethics, Labour & Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement. We have achieved EcoVadis’ exacting Silver Status every year since 2017, putting us among the top companies assessed in the industrial service provider segment. Our Group’s EcoVadis certificate can be found here.
Our company has also been certified in line with ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems. An overview of all our certifications can be found here
Would you like to learn more about our sustainability-related business principles, initiatives and projects? Further information can be found in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which we would be very happy to provide you with if needed. Our Corporate Compliance Guidelines, which apply to the whole of our Group, can be found here