The rest of our life is the future.
The responsibility principle.
Long-term, far-reaching, strong, effective, durable, future-orientated. Many words can be used to attempt to define a particular term: sustainability. And somehow this term remains static, shapeless, lifeless and hackneyed.
We prefer to talk about the principle of responsibility. A responsibility we are happy to take on and live out − for nature, for mankind and the environment. We do this in small measures as well as large. We pay special attention to the manufacturing of products that are becoming ever more environmentally friendly, are continuously thinking of how we can reduce the negative effects on the environment of our internal and external processes and how to establish environmentally compatible standards for our branch. We examine the well-being and further development of our employees every day. And we make every effort to encourage our business partners and suppliers to also do their utmost to act as a role model with regard to employees, and society, environmental and climate protection, fairness and consistency just as we do. In addition to this we act according to the ten universally acknowledged principles of the most important international business network for sustainable globalisation – the “Global Compact of the United Nations”. As one of the many companies taking part worldwide, we have undertaken to integrate human rights, environmental protection, work standards and anti-corruption measures in our business activities.
This is why we take a closer look at everything we do, plan and implement, listen with care and act more responsibly and always think about the consequences of what we do. We refer to this as − Sustainable Corporate Responsibility. We have already taken many important steps in the programme since 2011. Creating added value and thereby also improving the sustainability of KAISER+KRAFT in six areas of action*:
As part of the SCORE programme, we review our responsibility again each year and set ourselves further ambitious goals, check our progress regularly and develop new standards. This is the only way that we can make our planet a bit better and greener in future.
In the words of Mark Twain “Plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life.”
*The fields of activity are derived from the ten generally acknowledged principles of Global Compact.