Arburg, Lossburg, Germany, has issued its first sustainability report, providing a clear summary of the company’s actions to lessen environmental impacts. The company states that this has always been a top priority, alongside responsibility towards employees, and this presentation to the outside world is the next step of accountability.
“The first Arburg Sustainability Report represents clear testimony to corporate behaviour that is concerned both with environmental protection and the conservation of resources and with our responsibility towards society, the region and its people,” stated Dr Christoph Schumacher, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications. “The family-owned company remains committed to these goals, now and in the future.”
The basis for data collection in the report is German state Baden-Württemberg’s ‘WIN Charter’ sustainability management system, which includes a voluntary commitment to sustainability: an acknowledgement by companies of their economic, ecological and social responsibilities.
The WIN Charter contains a total of twelve guiding principles addressing: human & labour rights, employee wellbeing, resources, energy & emissions, product responsibility and anti-corruption, among other things. Another factor addressed is the value a company has generated for the region.
The Sustainability Report 2020, available exclusively online, will be followed with further annual reporting in order to document the priorities of Arburg’s terms for sustainability, as well as any progress and successes.