EcoVadis sustainability award for KLINGER Kempchen
KLINGER Kempchen was awarded the silver medal by the CSR assessor EcoVadis: Making sustainability & social concerns a part of every business decision.
Sustainability and resource conservation have long been important guidelines at KLINGER Kempchen. Every year, the company’s efforts are assessed by experts, and in 2021 KLINGER Kempchen was again awarded the silver medal by the CSR assessor EcoVadis.
KLINGER Kempchen attaches great importance to sustainability. Once again, EcoVadis - the world's largest provider of sustainability assessments for companies - has acknowledged this dedication. EcoVadis has already put more than 90,000 companies in more than 160 countries through their paces in terms of sustainability. The world's largest provider of sustainability assessments for companies has set itself the goal of making environmental and social concerns a part of every business decision - and to convey this objective to other companies as well.
At KLINGER Kempchen, the concept of sustainability is visible far and wide from the green roof which was installed in 2009. It is also anchored in their mission statement: By developing and manufacturing sealing elements, we make an indispensable contribution to our customers, and to an environmentally sustainable technology.
„This ambition is reflected in many environmental, social, and business aspects that the company aims to reconcile. We want to achieve this for the company, the employees, the owners, and for society as a whole.“
Klaus Schonebeck, Managing Director of KLINGER Kempchen
The purchase of a highly energy-efficient compressor was one of the core elements of the switch to resource-saving and low-emission production for 2021.
Tightly sealed for the long term
Schonebeck can point to numerous cases that illustrate how these words have been followed by deeds:
For example, the compressed air hoses at the KLINGER Kempchen production facilities have been converted to pressed pipes that ensure long-term, leak-proof connection.
The purchase of a new, highly energy-efficient compressor for the plasma and laser cutting systems enables reduction of the system pressure by three bar - which leads to further energy reduction.
Savings are also made by changing the lighting: adapting from fluorescent tubes or compact fluorescent lamps to LED lights in several departments also increases efficiency.
Did you know …
… that KLINGER Kempchen not only develops gaskets, packing gaskets and compensators, but also produces and sells them?
... that KLINGER Kempchen's warehouse includes more than 17,000 different items, all stocked in a wide variety of pre-packed quantities?
… that KLINGER Kempchen introduced an internal suggestion scheme as early as 1976, which promotes ideas in the areas of occupational safety and environmental protection, and rewards them appropriately?
… that the careful use of resources is a deciding factor for many customers when choosing solutions from KLINGER Kempchen?
... that in December 2020, the company committed to reviewing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs)?
Doubled production output
Investing in a fiber laser system also brings more efficiency. Compared with the previous two-layer system, the new system provides an annual reduction of 35,000 euros per year - and that with a doubled throughput in sheet metal processing!
In addition to such energetic measures, factors such as labor and human rights, ethical trade standards and sustainable procurement are also among the criteria of the EcoVadis assessment, and KLINGER Kempchen has been able to obtain “silver status” in all categories. However, Schonebeck has no wish to rest on these laurels: “Of course we have to constantly stay on the ball and be on the lookout for areas where we can improve sustainability. "We are sure that we will still find many things in the company that can be improved."
The administration building is supplied with a ventilation system that saves energy through heat recovery.
Does KLINGER Kempchen offer custom solutions? KLINGER Kempchen not only offers standard solutions, but also custom solutions to individual and system problems.
Since when is KLINGER Kempchen certified for environmental protection and energy management? Already in 2010 KLINGER Kempchen got itself certified for environmental protection, and in 2011 for energy management.
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