SCHURTER was one of the first ISO 14001 certified companies in Switzerland in 1996.
For our Sustainability Report, we have oriented ourselves on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 SDGs encompass 169 sub-goals for topics including the protection of the natural world to alleviating poverty.
In dialogue with internal and external stakeholders and in alignment with industry associations and expert opinions, we have identified essential topics and SDGs along our value creation chain. On this basis, the Sustainable Steering Committee has combined the topics into four dimensions which we will report annually. We defined concrete targets for the most relevant topics. Assessing our impact on the topic as well as the relevance for our stakeholders was key here.
SCHURTER presents the first 10A In-/Outlets made of plant-based plastic worldwide! The very first members of the new Green Line family are the types 6100-3, 6100-4, 6102-3, 6102-5, 6600-3 and 6600-4.
Sustainability is today a global need. It is not a mandate that SCHURTER has to give to its group companies, but an expectation to actively address the issue.
SCHURTER AG, headquarter of the SCHURTER Group, has received the silver rating on its first attempt. The EcoVadis rating is an important tool that helps companies evaluate and continuously improve their sustainability performance.
EcoVadis is an independent platform that rates suppliers and service providers based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Globally across all industries.
Measuring sustainability performance
EcoVadis offers companies the opportunity to measure and compare their own sustainability performance. Through a rating, they thus receive an objective assessment based on internationally recognized standards. This enables them to identify strengths and weaknesses and take targeted measures to optimize them.
Significance in everyday business
A growing number of companies require their suppliers and partners to have an EcoVadis rating to ensure that they meet the required sustainability standards. A good rating can therefore facilitate access to new business opportunities and markets.
The SCHURTER EcoVadis rating is published on a platform accessible only to registered users, allowing customers, investors and other stakeholders to view the company's sustainability performance. Transparency promotes and supports the development of a sustainable economy.
Silver at the first attempt!
The fact that SCHURTER AG was honored with a silver rating on its very first participation can be seen as an excellent sign. The long-standing sustainability efforts of SCHURTER AG have thus been rewarded. A great success!
Caring for the environment is a key element of SCHURTER’s corporate culture. We utilize resources efficiently, ensure environmental compatibility of our products, and sensitize our employees and partners to environmental concerns.
Rolf Nussbaumer, Chief Technical Officer, Engineering
SCHURTER started integrating environmental protection principles as early as 1990 and was one of the first ISO 14001 certified companies in Switzerland in 1996.
All of the company’s environmental impacts are analyzed, monitored, and improved.
We take environmental aspects into account already during product development
We fulfil international standards and regulations as RoHS and REACH
We identify, monitor, analyze, and reduce environmental impact of processes
We employ environmentally compatible packaging material
We minimize ecological risks
In addition, a special focus is placed on saving resources, and on reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.