Sus­tain­abil­i­ty pol­i­cy statement 

Guid­ing principle

Our glob­al busi­ness activ­i­ties are based on respect for uni­ver­sal human rights, free­dom of reli­gion, and the eco­nom­i­cal use of ener­gy and raw mate­ri­als. We com­ply with all applic­a­ble nation­al and inter­na­tion­al laws and regulations,

pro­vide a safe and healthy work­ing envi­ron­ment for our employ­ees, and ensure that no psy­cho­log­i­cal or phys­i­cal vio­lence is used in our oper­a­tions. Any form of dis­crim­i­na­tion, and in par­tic­u­lar child labour, is strict­ly pro­hib­it­ed. To pro­tect our cred­i­bil­i­ty and inde­pen­dence, we do not accept gifts or oth­er ben­e­fits from our busi­ness partners.

We strive to min­i­mize the impact of our pro­duc­tion and ser­vice process­es on the envi­ron­ment, ensur­ing sus­tain­able management.

Mate­ri­al­i­ty analysis

The mis­sion state­ment basi­cal­ly sets out a gen­er­al code of con­duct for how we behave with regard to sus­tain­abil­i­ty. In order to obtain a con­crete state­ment about the sus­tain­abil­i­ty areas in which our behav­ior has an impact, a so-called dou­ble mate­ri­al­i­ty analy­sis was car­ried out in 2022 in accor­dance with the Euro­pean Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Report­ing Stan­dard (ESRS). It con­sists of two per­spec­tives: Inside-Out per­spec­tive and Out­side-In perspective.

The inside-out per­spec­tive refers to the per­spec­tive of the com­pa­ny itself. This involves inter­nal stake­hold­ers, such as employ­ees, man­age­ment and share­hold­ers, in order to find out which sus­tain­abil­i­ty aspects are most rel­e­vant to the com­pa­ny. The com­pa­ny looks at its own activ­i­ties, risks and oppor­tu­ni­ties to deter­mine which issues may impact its long-term per­for­mance and rela­tion­ships with stakeholders.

The out­side-in per­spec­tive, on the oth­er hand, refers to the per­spec­tive of iden­ti­fied stake­hold­ers, such as sup­pli­ers and cus­tomers. The com­pa­ny col­lects infor­ma­tion about the expec­ta­tions and con­cerns of these stake­hold­ers with regard to sus­tain­abil­i­ty and takes these into account when iden­ti­fy­ing mate­r­i­al topics.

The result is pre­sent­ed as a mate­ri­al­i­ty matrix and serves as a basis for iden­ti­fy­ing the most impor­tant fields of action.

The JÄGER Group has car­ried out its 2022 mate­ri­al­i­ty analy­sis. These aspects are pre­sent­ed visu­al­ly in the mate­ri­al­i­ty matrix to illus­trate the rel­e­vance and pri­or­i­ty of the var­i­ous sus­tain­abil­i­ty top­ics. The X‑axis rep­re­sents the impact of an issue on the com­pa­ny, while the Y‑axis rep­re­sents the finan­cial impact. The Z‑axis rep­re­sents the rel­e­vance for stake­hold­ers. Top­ics in the top right-hand cor­ner of the matrix are of high impor­tance to the company.


Ener­gy Mix & Intensity

The Jäger Group is com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ous­ly improv­ing ener­gy effi­cien­cy in pro­duc­tion and grad­u­al­ly switch­ing to renew­able energy. 


The Jäger Group is com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ous­ly improv­ing ener­gy effi­cien­cy in pro­duc­tion and grad­u­al­ly switch­ing to renew­able ener­gy. This min­imis­es our envi­ron­men­tal foot­print in terms of ener­gy use. In this way, our eco­log­i­cal foot­print in terms of ener­gy use is con­stant­ly minimized.


Deal­ing with employ­ees, their work­ing con­di­tions, and respect for work-relat­ed rights is a cru­cial aspect of a com­pa­ny’s sus­tain­abil­i­ty man­age­ment. This includes pro­vid­ing healthy and safe work­ing con­di­tions that pre­vent dam­age to health and pro­mote employ­ee well-being. We dis­close our health pro­mo­tion, occu­pa­tion­al safe­ty, and train­ing mea­sures to cre­ate a pos­i­tive cor­po­rate cul­ture that pri­ori­tis­es employ­ee well-being. Our goal is to for­mu­late tar­gets that sup­port this culture. 


The Jäger Group strives to pro­vide opti­mal work­ing con­di­tions by respect­ing employ­ees’ work-relat­ed rights, pro­mot­ing reg­u­lar com­mu­ni­ca­tion between man­age­ment and staff, and offer­ing high-qual­i­ty train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. In turn, employ­ees are able to con­tribute their full poten­tial to the company.

Val­ue chain and sup­pli­er management

The erad­i­ca­tion of child and forced labour is a fun­da­men­tal human rights prin­ci­ple and a key aspect of nation­al leg­is­la­tion in almost all coun­tries. This encom­pass­es work­ing con­di­tions, equal oppor­tu­ni­ties, health and safe­ty, and oth­er human rights such as access to col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing. Pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion on your sup­pli­er due dili­gence, includ­ing social cri­te­ria ver­i­fi­ca­tion, is cru­cial in this regard. 


The Jäger Group ensures that any poten­tial neg­a­tive impacts on employ­ees in the val­ue chain, includ­ing its sup­pli­ers, result­ing from its own busi­ness activ­i­ties are pre­vent­ed, mit­i­gat­ed or elim­i­nat­ed completely.

We rely on the coop­er­a­tion with IntegrityNext.

Green­house gas emis­sions & climate

Green­house gas emis­sions have a sig­nif­i­cant impact on cli­mate change and are a key issue for a com­pa­ny’s sus­tain­abil­i­ty man­age­ment. We rely on inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies, sus­tain­able busi­ness mod­els, and an envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly sup­ply chain to reduce our CO2 emis­sions and ful­fill our respon­si­bil­i­ty towards the envi­ron­ment and future generations. 


The Jäger Group aims to make its pro­duc­tion and busi­ness mod­els envi­ron­men­tal­ly sus­tain­able in the long term, with­in the lim­its of what is tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble. This way, we can make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to mit­i­gat­ing glob­al cli­mate change. 

Cir­cu­lar econ­o­my, mate­ri­als & waste

The tran­si­tion from a lin­ear econ­o­my to a cir­cu­lar econ­o­my presents an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to sep­a­rate eco­nom­ic activ­i­ties from resource extrac­tion. We aim to achieve effi­cient resource use and sus­tain­able val­ue cre­ation through respon­si­ble mate­r­i­al sourc­ing, sup­ply chain due dili­gence, and waste reduction. 


The Jäger Group is ded­i­cat­ed to enhanc­ing mate­r­i­al effi­cien­cy in pro­duc­tion. We aim to tran­si­tion to mate­r­i­al recy­cling and a cir­cu­lar econ­o­my wher­ev­er tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble for our prod­ucts and mate­ri­als. This helps to con­tin­u­ous­ly reduce our eco­log­i­cal foot­print in terms of mate­r­i­al usage. 

Best Prac­tice

Rub­ber pres­sure rollers for con­vey­or belts

In the devel­op­ment of larg­er sys­tems, small com­po­nents can often only be con­sid­ered to a lim­it­ed extent. In the area of con­vey­or belts, how­ev­er, there is enor­mous poten­tial for sav­ings through the method­i­cal opti­miza­tion of rub­ber pres­sure rollers. 

Cli­mate pro­tec­tion: Reduc­ing CO2 emis­sions with intel­li­gent prod­uct design

7. Dezem­ber 2022

Intel­li­gent prod­uct design in the rub­ber and plas­tics sec­tor offers a wide range of oppor­tu­ni­ties to reduce a company’s CO2 emissions. 
Grafik mit Icons zur Nachhaltigkeit auf grünem Hintergrund

How to improve your car­bon foot­print: mak­ing the rub­ber sup­ply chain sustainable

25. May 2022 

If you want to improve your car­bon foot­print in the rub­ber sec­tor, you also have to put your sup­ply chain under the micro­scope — from plan­ta­tion to production. 


JÄGER Group Policy

Code of Con­duct for Busi­ness Partners

Ener­gy and Envi­ron­men­tal Policy

Integri­ty Portal

Unlaw­ful behav­ior harms the JÄGER Group. In the fight against unlaw­ful behav­ior, it is there­fore a cen­tral inter­est of JÄGER Group to become aware of this behav­ior. Your report is an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion to clar­i­fi­ca­tion and com­bat­ing. The JÄGER Group does not tol­er­ate retal­i­a­tion against whistle­blow­ers. In accor­dance with legal require­ments, reports are accept­ed either in writ­ing via the whistle­blow­er por­tal or ver­bal­ly via the hot­line (Tel.: +49 511 563 6348).

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