The management believes that the introduction and continuous development of these three management systems will contribute decisively to the secure future of the company. That management and all employees are required to take an active part in our efforts to conserve energy and protect both the environment and health of employees.
Our company policy is valid for all sites and consists of the following points:
The number of accidents has been continuously reduced in the last couple of years. This has been achieved due to planned occupational safety measures and targeted investments into additional technical safety devices. Permanent development of the safety systems is an important factor in maintaining and further improving upon a safe working environment. As our business involves production, we are dependent on using energy. The energy turnaround and the nuclear phase-out were announced by the federal government in spring 2011. To support these changes, we are committed to introducing the internationally standardised management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001. In doing so, we aim to increase the energy efficiency of the company.
One of the first steps on the road to sustainable production was the construction of the photovoltaic power plant as part of the operational expansion of the Großzöberitz site in Sachsen-Anhalt.
In 2011 alone, this photovoltaic power plant supplied approximately 400 MWh of renewable electrical energy. This amount could supply more than 100 average homes with electricity for an entire year (based on an annual consumption of approx. 3500 kWh). This also led to a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 220 tonnes. These positive effects on the environment are also expected in the future.