Environmental Aspects

Our products and services affect the environment. To avoid having a negative impact on the environment, we have established within our integrated management system a procedure for supervising measures intended to counteract these influences. For the different environmental aspects, we have identified core indicators from among our key processes that will have environmental goals attached to them and have been incorporated into our environmental program.

In the selection we focused on the environmental aspects that are relevant to our site and our products. For example, the issue of biodiversity was not considered.

We distinguish between direct and indirect environmental aspects:
  • Direct environmental aspects can be influenced by the activities of our management system.
  • Indirect environmental aspects take effect outside of the company. Thus, our influence through our organization is limited.





 

Evaluating the Significance of Environmental Aspects:

  • Direct environmental aspects can be influenced by the activities of our management system.
  • Indirect environmental aspects take effect outside of the company. Thus, our influence through our organization is limited.


In evaluating the significance of the environmental aspects, the following criteria were considered:
  • Environmental risk potential
  • Vulnerability of the environment
  • The extent and frequency of the environmental impact
  • Relevance to stakeholders and employees of the organization
  • Existence and requirements of relevant environmental legislation


The table on the right shows the most significant direct and indirect environmental aspects according to environmental relevance and the extent to which they are influenced by our management system.


Examples of Directives for Controlling Key Environmental Aspects:
  • Energy efficiency Quality System Procedure (VA) 00092: Assessment of environmental processes
  • Limitation of air or ground emissions by technical systems: VA 00075: Project management of technical projects
  • Consumption of resources in handling our products VA 00052: Consideration of ecological, toxicological and occupational safety aspects of raw materials in the product development


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