Changing the world? That’s what we do every day by taking responsibility for our actions – as entrepreneurs, guardians of the environment and kind human beings.
The earth is our livelihood. Protecting and preserving it is of particular importance to us as an international company, locally and worldwide. We contribute to the careful use of resources at all our recycling sites on all five continents, preventing environmental hazards and resolving any damage already sustained. How we do this? It’s pretty simple!
Our corporate philosophy is based on four pillars: responsibility, trust, loyalty and transparency. We live these values, locally and internationally, from the executive floor to the reception. In order to bring our values to life we have created the “Six Principles”, our Code of Conduct, that guides us every day:
We honor the international standards for responsible entrepreneurial conduct and are committed to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We follow the ten principles of the United Nations for responsible entrepreneurship in a globalized world. Our actions are based on the indisputable respect for human rights worldwide, in particular in places where human rights are not yet a matter of course. We take workers' rights seriously, at each of our sites, we promote environmental protection and take measures to prevent corruption. By doing so, we help to make our world a more social and ecological place.
We follow the Corporate Social Responsibility Act (CSR), which requires large, listed companies to present an annual report on environmental, social and non-monetary matters. Although our company is not obliged by law, we report voluntarily – with conviction. In our annual Sustainability Report, we report about our actions in terms of the environment, social responsibility, matters important to our employees, respect for human rights and measures against corruption and bribery. We report on what we do, what we have already achieved and on our visions and goals. That's part of our business philosophy. We strive for more responsibility and transparency.
We are an internationally successful company and as such we set high standards for our actions – and expect the same from our employees. One of our most important tasks is to promote and support our employees, so that they can excel and bring their commitment, their sense of responsibility and their talents to a full potential. How do we achieve that? Through cooperative leadership, flat hierarchies, an open-door-policy and quick decision making.
2018: "Sustainability Update 2018"
2017: "Sustainability Report 2017"
2016: "Sustainability Focus Area Progress Report 2016"
2015: "Sustainability Report 2015"
2014: "Sustainability Focus Area Progress Report 2014"
2013: "In The Vanguard of Global Recycling"