We live up to our ecological responsibility by continuously reducing the raw materials and the energy we consume and cutting the emissions we produce. We not only place this high demand on ourselves and our employees, but on our partners too – doing so with complete conviction worldwide.
A 11,000 m2, ultra-modern production hall
The heat we need for the production hall inaugurated in 2011 at our Detmold site is collected by production machines and cross-section technologies (such as compressed air systems, refrigeration machines and the like) and distributed to the relevant consumers via a low-temperature network. These include, for example, wall air heaters, ventilation systems, office heating appliances and ramp heating. We supply the corresponding consumption points with waste heat from around 70 to 75 °C in another distribution network.
Energy scouts – on the hunt for loss points
Trainees educated by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce intensively scour the company for potential energy wastage. As well as going about their training activity as energy scouts, the trainees also comb the company for potential weak points. The goal is also to raise young people’s awareness of and get them interested in the topic of “energy and resource efficiency”.
Globally active environmental management for more than 25 years
We at Weidmüller have been living and breathing environmental efficiency and climate protection for decades. Indeed, we have had our own environmental management system since the end of the 1970s; we received the Energy Efficiency Award for the first time in 2007 and, in 2012, were one of the first-ever German companies to be certified in accordance with ISO 50001. We were even crowned a Climate Protection Company in 2013 in recognition of our dedication and exemplary role. We are expressly committed to meeting ambitious climate policy targets.
Weidmüller in the Global Compact
It is for this reason that we are involved in the Global Compact, a United Nations initiative synonymous with operating in a socially responsible fashion. As an international platform, the Global Compact brings together companies which all rely on and promote the implementation of globally universal values. The pact covers principles that relate to human rights, working standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption; indeed, principles that define the way the companies involved design and carry out their working practices. We pursue our goals in a sustainable way through aligning our entrepreneurial commitment in the long term towards the positive development of and impact on our environment and our society.
We are partner of the sustainability initiative Blue Competence. The Initiative Blue Competence represents the Mechanical engineering industries’ leadership in providing sustainable solutions through innovation and technology. By the Trademark Blue Competence, the Partner companies admit themselves in public to the 12 Sustainability Guidelines for Mechanical Engineering Industry (https://tun.vdma.org/en/viewer/-/v2article/render/26515217)
ZVEI Code of Conduct
We take responsibility - also in the context of globalization. We signed the ZVEI Code of Conduct. The ZVEI Code of Conduct takes internationally established benchmarks as its reference, and covers all relevant subjects. Links to the text of the ZVEI Code of Conduct in several languages can be found in the menu bar on the right. Application of the ZVEI Code of Conduct is voluntary. It is intended as a model for enterprises' own declarations to their customers, or for requests to suppliers for equivalent declarations.
The restriction of lead and five other potentially hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment is specified by the EU-Directive 2011/65/EU.
The European Chemical Regulation REACH stands for registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals.
Statement on Conflict Minerals Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502
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