As a family-owned company, Endress+Hauser takes its social and ecological responsibilities as seriously as its economic success. We pursue long-term goals and want to permanently change things for the better. The need for sustainability is deeply rooted in our company culture.
The Endress+Hauser Group has been publishing a sustainability report since 2014 to document performance and outline our ecological strategy. As well as the efficient use of energy and resources at our production and sales centres worldwide, we are committed to helping our customers to achieve their own sustainability objectives. Our products, solutions and services help to make processes more efficient, increase product quality and production safety, save resources and energy, and protect the environment and the climate.
Sustainable business processes
Since 2015, we have been taking part in the annual EcoVadis sustainability audit. This independent audit is an important indicator of our progress in the field of sustainable business management. In 2021, with 76 out of a possible 100 points, the Group achieved platinum status – the highest performance level – in the EcoVadis audit, improving our score by another four points compared to the previous year. That puts us in the top one per cent of the companies compared.
At a local level, a number of green initiatives are currently taking place or planned at Endress+Hauser’s manufacturing facilities and offices. In the UK, a site-wide energy management system, encompassing Endress+Hauser instruments, technology and software, has been in place since 2007. Despite the development of a modern training centre on site and overall increased occupancy, the system has helped us to keep our energy consumption down and achieve ISO 50001 certification for energy management.
The energy used is provided from sustainable sources, and there are plans to install solar panels throughout the grounds in the near future. In addition, single-use plastic water bottles have been replaced with reusable containers throughout the building.
There are also plans to install up to eight electric car charging points for the company’s fleet, as well as customers’ and staff vehicles, to promote more sustainable energy consumption. To encourage bees and insects, more wildflowers and other bug-friendly plants have been introduced to the grounds in a nature zone.
We are aiming to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and are on track to even exceed that target.
For more information on sustainability at Endress+Hauser, visit www.uk.endress.com/sustainability.