Published Sustainability Report 2023
With its fourth voluntary sustainability report, the Hettich Group provides an insight into its sustainability strategy, measures implemented and planned, and successes and challenges along the way. Hettich published its first sustainability report back in 2015 and has continuously updated it ever since – long before the topic gained the presence it has today in public perception.
At Hettich, the focus is on people. Thus, health and occupational safety have top priority. For Hettich as an employer, the focus is on well-founded training and further education, the promotion of diversity and equal opportunities as well as the practiced personal responsibility of all colleagues. Hettich creates an attractive working and living space that allows people to grow in a strength-oriented way. The strategy includes a sustainable and healthy Hettich culture including the promotion of digital competence as a prerequisite and support for modern collaboration and sustainable working environments.
As a responsible member of society, Hettich is committed across corporate boundaries. For example, Hettich grants monetary and in-kind donations for education and science, art, culture and social causes. At Hettich locations, the company provides support through sponsorship activities and by promoting the voluntary activities of colleagues. In addition, the companies of the Hettich Group make their contribution to tax revenue and social security contributions in the respective country.
“We take responsibility for the world in which we live in order to preserve the resources of this earth in the best possible way for future generations,” says Jana Schönfeld, Managing Director of the Hettich Group. For many years now, the Hettich Group has regarded the continuous improvement of resource efficiency, reduction of energy consumption and avoidance of environmental pollution as an obligatory part of its corporate culture.
Binding sustainability principles have been in place at Hettich since the early 1990s and they are also consistently put into practice at a wide variety of levels. At the end of 2022, the Hettich Group has currently adapted its sustainability principles to the corporate strategy and added the goal of climate neutrality at the company sites for direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2 according to the “Greenhouse Gas Protocol”). “In doing so, we give priority to avoidance and reduction and consider offsetting climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions only as a last resort,” emphasizes Ute Schulz, Corporate Responsibility Team.
“At Hettich, we live a participatory culture in which we can all contribute our strengths, passions and ideas in the best possible way. This naturally also applies to our sustainability initiatives,” reports Schönfeld. Although principles, guidelines and processes for responsible, sustainable action have been implemented in the Hettich Group for many years, there is still a lot to do to make the future worth living for everyone. “Together as a team, we shape the sustainability agenda and ensure continuous development,” Schulz emphasizes.
The detailed Hettich Sustainability Report 2023 is available for download on the Internet in German and English: