Industrial development and globalization of the economy offer mankind a variety of opportunities - and at the same time are accompanied by complex environmental and social challenges. These include shortages of raw materials, climate change, loss of biodiversity, deforestation and pollution of soil and waters, just as poverty or human rights violations. In addition, the world‘s population is expected to continue growing, which will further increase resource consumption.
As an international corporate group, we may influence society and the environment in many areas. Our corporate duty of care comes along with responsibility, which we take very seriously and actively work towards running our business sustainably. In view of the special nature of our corporate group, we have defined four focus topics with ambitious targets as a mutual framework for action covering all sustainability activities in the Group - and building on our shared commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Acting sustainably in four focus topics.