ElringKlinger has a long tradition of sustainability. The foundation for this was already laid by company founder Paul Lechler through his guiding principle: “Let us not tire of doing good, [...]”. Over the past 140 years, the Group has developed into a global player with a workforce currently numbering around 9,500, based on integrity, a culture of values and a prudent approach to work. After all, sustainability affects us all.
“We are resolute in our commitment to sustainability and to those resources that are inexhaustible: prowess in innovation, passion, and the ability to think in terms of generations.”
Sustainability is therefore an integral part of our long-term corporate strategy aimed at increasing value, which combines economic success in all areas of the company while safeguarding social and ecological interests. As a part of this, we not only look at our own business activities, but also take a broader view of upstream and downstream process steps.
Macroeconomic trends have an impact on ElringKlinger’s business activities and determine our day-to-day actions. As part of a materiality analysis, the Group has evaluated key sustainability issues, which highlight the areas where action needs to be taken in order to contribute to sustainable development. On the following pages, the Group describes how ElringKlinger is driving these forward, both strategically and in its day-to-day business activities.