Sustainability

Leading by example: through sustainable action.

Sustainability begins in the mind and all our actions are based on holistic thinking. As a global corporate group with an international production and purchasing network, we believe fulfilling our responsibilities in the areas of business ethics, resource management,
environmental protection, and social considerations is an essential part of our responsibilities. We also believe we need to establish requirements to meet these demands in our supply chain. A constant flow of information and a motivated company culture anchor these considerations in the minds of our employees. We have their commitment and collaboration to thank for ensuring ZKW has been able to establish processes with results that go far beyond statutory requirements.

In view of limited resources and increasing environmental stresses, conducting business without considering sustainability and ecological aspects is unacceptable. With this awareness, we have expanded our concept of quality: We only call a product high quality if it is produced as responsibly as possible using innovative processes. Through proactive and consistent management of our environmental impacts and continuously reducing our resource consumption and the associated negative environmental effects, we are pursuing our goal of reducing the ecological footprint of our products across their entire life cycles.

Effective environmental protection must be systematic, which is why we are minimizing risks through our environmental management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001:2015. We continuously adapt these guidelines according to current law and to the requests and requirements of our customers. Our waste management concept regulates material cycles and recycling, ensuring the best possible use of all remaining waste.

As a global player, however, the issue of social responsibility is becomingmore and more a focus in  our company – including in our supply chain. At ZKW, it is fundamentally important to us that all of our partners in our procurement network accept their social responsibility towards their employees and society.

Competition demands the best quality at marketable prices, with high efficiency and the best possible environmental compatibility – and we will travel this trusted path alongside our suppliers.