Management Approach 2016 (Disclosure 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
The impact of our activities on the environment range from the extraction and processing of raw materials to product development, production and logistics. For this reason, we monitor and evaluate the entire value chain. Our goal is to conserve resources, to consistently avoid or to reduce harmful effects on the environment, to prevent risks and, in this manner, to ensure our long-term business success. Our production sites with the highest potential environmental impacts are either located in countries with strict environmental policies or operate according to an environmental management system that is ISO 14001 certified or based on this environmental standard. Additionally, the SMETA 4-Pillar requirements are used as a minimum standard and regularly verified by external auditors.
In the annual reviews of the Integrated Management System, all breaches of applicable laws are summarized for upper management. Appropriate measures are introduced in order to avoid any reoccurrence.