Environment, Social, Governance
Towards a sustainable future
We believe that ESG principles are essential to securing our future as a strong and resilient company and offering long-term value to our customers and business partners. Therefore, these principles are a core component of our corporate strategy. We take responsibility for people and the environment. This applies on both a large and small scale and comprises almost all areas of our activities: the aim is to define new paths, develop ideas and make decisions with a positive effect on society and the environment. With bundled know-how, a high level of commitment and a clear focus, we want to anchor sustainability step by step in the hearts and minds of everyone involved. Together with our employees, customers and suppliers, we strive for a sustainable future, and our decision-making processes incorporate economic as well as ecological and social aspects. This is the basis for our view of our value and production chains, in order to further improve performance and products and sustainably accelerate the growth of our company. We are firmly committed helping our customers to promote sustainable business and secure long-term success.
We respect and observe the law.
The basis for all action at AERZEN is the observation of all applicable laws and other regulations. We supplement these rules with especially designed, particularly strict internal guidelines and training with regard to certain aspects of the law.
We act internationally.
We strictly observe as binding the statutory regulations that apply to our products and services involved in international commerce. We observe all applicable bans on exports and imports and observe all official authorization procedures.
We wholly reject corruption.
We reject any type of commercial corruption, both domestically and on foreign markets. In order to underline this fact, we have drawn up our own anti-corruption guidelines that enforce rules of proper conduct to which we adhere at all times. These rules apply both in our dealings with officials and with the bodies and employees of other companies.
We support fair competition.
In a spirit of fair competition, we work hard, orient this work to our customers’ needs and ensure the quality of our products and services. We observe all applicable domestic, supranational, and foreign anti-trust laws as well as any laws pertaining to unfair competition. We also expect this level of fairness from our competitors.
We ensure socially acceptable working conditions.
We are committed to the principles of social responsibility towards our employees and society. We offer our employees fair working conditions worldwide. We reject any form of discrimination, with respect to gender, sexual orientation, origin, skin color, or any other personal characteristics. We see ourselves as a socially responsible employer that treats its employees with respect.
We protect the environment.
From development, to manufacturing, and to the sale of our products, we protect the environment throughout each of these phases. This principle applies not only to the energy we employ, but also to the protection of our natural environment at every workplace worldwide.
We ensure product safety.
For our customers, we develop innovative, high-quality products and processes – and product safety enjoys top priority.
We care about occupational safety
The health of our employees is one of our top priorities. We want them all to be able to work in a safe environment and stay healthy. Our vision is clear: we continue to pursue our zero-accident strategy to reduce accidents and ensure safe conditions and actions. Aerzen is committed to providing adequate workplaces, implementing improvement proposals and continuously monitoring their impact.