Against this background, we focus on three subject areas in this sustainability report: quality, eco design and supply chain. Some of the most important criteria for quality are longevity and product safety. We take the stipulations of eco design as a guideline in order to develop responsible concepts that make both economic and ecological sense. Here again, we need to find the balance between a sustainably responsible solution and product functionality with maximum added value for our customers. In recent years, the premises have shifted in this field of work. While economic aspects tended to dominate product development in the past, recyclability has become increasingly significant today – with palpable effects, for instance, on the choice of materials.
When deliberating responsible product solutions, it is also necessary to take an in-depth look at the supply chain. After all, within the combination of material choice, delivery, production, transport and use, actual added value can only be achieved with efficient processes. In keeping with our aspiration, we believe this includes being able to understand customer processes and influencing them positively.