Efficiency and sustainability are key issues even in the procurement of our materials and intermediate products. This is why we rely on short distances in the supply chain, because around 96 % of our suppliers are based within the EU, around 80 % are based directly in Germany. Suppliers are selected specifically on the basis of their certification to the environmental standard DIN EN ISO 14001, ideally supplemented by DIN EN 50001, which deals with energy management and an evaluation of energy efficiency.
Our aim is to consider all aspects of the supply chain from an ecological and social point of view in order to provide our customers with predictable and transparent processes along the entire supply chain. Thus, together with our customers, we can implement the required measures within the framework of the Corporate Social Responsibility Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG). We are assisted in this by open communication with our suppliers and customers, which has the positive side-effect of lower project costs and project durations. The integration via EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is one of our standards.