This Sustainability Policy is the basis for the standards of the Kesseböhmer Group, hereinafter referred to as Kesseböhmer, with respect to economic, ecological and social responsibility. The objective of this policy is to create a collective, conscientious and sustainable basis with our customers, employees and suppliers in order to optimise productivity and cooperation in our business operations.
1. Occupational Health and Safety
As an employer, Kesseböhmer attaches great importance to a high standard of ergonomics and safety in the workplace. This is backed up by the integrated health and safety management and fire prevention in our factories.
2. Data and Identity Protection
The protection of data and the careful handling of confidential information about our customers, employees and suppliers in order to protect their identity and privacy are of great importance for our company. This preserves the dignity of employees and creates a positive work environment.
3. Environmental Protection and Energy Management
Kesseböhmer tries to keep the burden on the environment as low as possible by managing natural resources carefully and economically, thereby keeping residual materials and waste to a minimum. We are striving towards the substitution of waste by materials with a sustainable circular economy in mind. The company attaches great importance to high air and water quality and is trying to curb or ideally prevent greenhouse gas emissions and waste water by using the best possible technology and improving production concepts. In so doing, the company complies with all existing environmental laws and regulations and expects the same from all of its employees and business partners. Kesseböhmer has been certified to ISO 14001:2015 and DIN EN ISO 50001:2018 for many years.
4. Ethical Principles
The ethical principles of our family firm are based on loyalty, respect for others, transparency and fair competition without corruption and exploitation. Furthermore, the company opposes discrimination in any form relating to race, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age.
5. Freedom of Association
Employees must be able to communicate openly and respectfully with mutual trust within the company and with management concerning working conditions without having to fear any negative consequences. All employees have the right to form an association, join a workers’ organisation and to nominate a representative or be elected as a representative.