The primary objective of our HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) principles is the prevention of all accidents, preventive health care, and the continuous reduction in the negative impact of business activities on the environment.
The introduction of management systems relating to occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001) and environmental protection (ISO 14001 or EMAS) continued in the 2016 financial year. Some 90 percent of the Freudenberg Group’s production facilities now operate an occupational health and safety management system pursuant to OHSAS 18001 and some 90 percent of production sites operate an environmental management system pursuant to ISO 14001 or EMAS.
Environmental protection is firmly anchored in the values and principles of the Freudenberg Group and in business processes. The aim is to continually reduce negative effects on the environment throughout the value chain by using natural resources more efficiently, reducing emissions, saving energy, water and other consumables, and by optimizing transport processes. Freudenberg also takes ecological aspects into account when planning and modernizing buildings.