Sustainability must not be just an empty phrase. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are guidelines of the United Nations (→), which is the basis for a holistic and sustainable improvement. We work together with our customers to improve the world's society. But we also measure our own efforts by these guidelines.
Nothing is perfect, but we have to continuously improve ourselves in order to seek for perfection. On this page we show our current status in terms of the 17 SDG criteria.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
We pay our employees and contractors in a way that their work is values within our social environment. The payment is independent from gender, origin or appearance. We entirely reject seating, we align the payment based on the executed tasks and abilities instead.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
We get our food from regional suppliers wherever it is possible. We reduced our meet consumption to a very low level and include in our buying decisions, how the food was produced (e.g. no factory farming, no monocultures). We support organisations such as Arche Noah (→), who preserve natural diversity.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
For our travels, we mainly apply ground-based public services such as railways, which is the service with the highest safety. We reject working for "lethal companies". This includes among other criteria, that we will not work for companies which mainly produce alcoholic drinks or tobacco products. All people working for us, have a health insurance and the workplace follows ergonomic guidelines.
Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls.
Tasks inside our company as well as at the customer are carried out based on qualification and abilities. In projects on site, we work with cross-functional teams. We live cultural diversity and are fully convinced that mono-cultures will not survive, but multicultural societies succeed in innovation and change.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
We use 100% renewable energy. A major amount of our energy used for household, lights, heating and electric car charging is generated by our solar power supply installed on our roof. An intelligent control system increases energy efficiency.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Growth for us means change. We consider humans as a source for improvements and not as a resource to ensure the development of our society to survive also in the future. We use technologies and innovations not as an end in itself but as an opportunity for continuous improvement of our society including the environmental protection.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
We go onward with the time and with new technologies. Doing this, we include expectations of our customers so that all applications never result in being in and end in itself. We apply a local and privacy orientated information infrastructure which we also make available to others.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Developing strategies, value streams, value streams and supplier structures together with our customers, we include fairness and ethical behavior throughout all entities. We consider the world as a whole and countries as human-made artificial structures which must be treated equally.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
All our processes are aligned to reduce a waste as much as possible. In case of waste, materials must be compostabvle as much as possible. With just a very few exceptions, food is never disposed. Technical devices are utilised as long as possible. We make all our activities transparent (e.g. on this web page).
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
We publish articles and give talks about topics dealing with human made climate change and emphasize on responsibility of every individual and the economy. We use renewable energies and apply almost only ground-based and sustainably driven services. We include ecological consequences in our projects and development activities for our customers.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
We preserve natural soil on our property. Many areas are covered with natural vegetation and we preserve surface sealing as much as possible. By this, natural habitats for animals and plants are preserved.
Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies.
We reject all kinds of mandates from "lethal companies". This means that we do not work for companies which make their highest share of profit with goods or services destroying lives or environment. We include in our business and private descisions not just the question whether something is klegal, we also consider whether something is legitimate. We reject any kind of corruption and bribery.
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Thinking and acting globally - this is one of our guidelines. We emphasize on local value add and purchase goods as local as possible. We cooperate with our network worldwide and support also international projects with local colleagues.