We act with responsibility
We are conscious of our responsibility to the environment, our region and society at large, and we are keen not only to accept it, but to continuously expand on it from our factory in the Bavarian Forest. This includes making continuous improvements to our processes at all levels. Our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications as well as various external audits also spur us on and provide ideas for new enhancements. In addition, we have subscribed to the Bavarian Environmental Pact and meet the requirements of EMAS, the world’s most demanding environmental management system.
EMAS - What's that?
EMAS (short for Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is the most demanding of all environmental management systems in the world. We implement it in a wide variety of ways across all departments of our company, starting with manufacturing ecologically sound kitchen sinks and ending with recycling the materials we use. Our efforts save approximately 300 trees each year. Here are some more examples of what we do under the six pillars of our EMAS-certified environment policy:
Did you know…
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS
56% renewable energies share. Continuous reduction of electricity consumption per sink since 2010 (currently at 45%).
Raw material efficiency of 89%. Largely paperless organization.
55% water savings since 2007. 95% of water recycled.
Recyclable packaging materials, over 95% of which can be separated by type. Low level of waste per sink (20% of product weight).
59% of our factory grounds consists of green space.
Noise emissions below the prescribed values. Emissions from factory exhaust air checked more often than required by law.
but we never stand still ...
The next stage is our complete conversion to German green electricity from hydropower by
January 1, 2021. Further steps? Coming soon!