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. Last update: November, 11th 2020.

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

We pay our employees and contractors in a way that their work is valued 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, work technique and occupational medicine guidelines.

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

We support universities, colleges and other institutions with lectures and seminars. Knowledge available within our organisation is provided to our network with no costs. Staff members are continuously adequately qualified.

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 water and sanitation for all.

In our building we collect rain water from all roof surfaces to use it as raw water. Drinking water is supplied by efficient fittings and used thrifty.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

We use 100% renewable energy. A major amount of our energy used for office, 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 of improvements and not as a resource. Everybody is needed to develop 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 an 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 and supply chains 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.

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Especially in cities, public transportation is crucial to preserve clean air and space for living. Therefore in urban areas we only travel by public transportation services. In rural areas we also try to use this as much as possible.

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 degradable 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 crisis and emphasize on the responsibility of every individual and the economy. We use renewable energies and apply almost only ground-based and sustainable transport services. We include thoughts about ecological consequences in our projects and development corresponding activities for our customers. Additionally, we support initiatives like e.g. Greenpeace (→).

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

We use products without microplastics and other ingredients, which cannot be cleaned by conventional purification plant. This applies especially to cleaning liquids which we prepare by ourselves using natural and organic ingredients. Thereby, ocean waters are less polluted.
Thanks to Jana Sczyka, project manager at Sustayn for this advice.

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

Many areas on our property are covered with natural vegetation and we preserve surface sealing as much as possible. By this, natural habitats for animals and plants are preserved. Additionally, we prefer local and organic produced food and therewith contribute to our region. 

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 decisions not just the question whether something is legal, 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 added and purchase goods as local as possible. We cooperate with our network worldwide and support also international projects with local colleagues. Furthermore, we support organizations like Amnesty International (→), SOS Mitmensch (→) and Aufstehn (→) in Austria.