We take on a responsibility to people, the environment and our region.
We are a family business with a 160 year tradition, long-lasting products, a unique culture of appreciation, and established roots in our region – we have always thought and acted in a sustainable way, and we are aware of our responsibility to people, the environment, and our region.
Sustainability is more than just a strategy
We consider sustainable action to be an essential component of ensuring a liveable future for everyone on the planet. In this respect, sustainability is more than just a strategy or an empty phrase for us; as a family business, it has always been one of our fundamental business principles and rules of conduct, and is being integrated ever more firmly into all of our processes and our entire product portfolio.To the sustainability report (PDF | 3.23 MB)
As a family business, we have always concentrated on long-term concepts, instead of short-term profits. Sustainability influences our everyday actions along the entire supply chain – from purchasing our raw materials to recycling and waste management.Sandra Alber, Chief Officer Legal & Finance
Specific measures we have undertaken:
- Greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045 at the latest, and a significant reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
- Continuous expansion of ISO14001 and ISO45001 certified production sites
- Continuous improvement of our products in terms of sustainability and the processing of sustainable materials
- Use of innovations for better and more sustainable development of our products
- Further development and establishment of a resource-saving circular economy for our products – from development to recycling
- Expansion of sustainability criteria in our supplier audits, and thereby in the supply chain for which we are responsible
Our three action areas
Going beyond legal requirements and taking on comprehensive responsibility are top priorities for our company. Because of this, we are engaged in a sustainable transformation with specific targets and activities in these three overarching action areas:
Materiality analysis – we are making sustainable strides in these areas
To act in the most targeted and efficient manner possible in the area of sustainability, we have prioritised our activities in different action areas through a materiality analysis. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations form the foundation of our actions, for socially, ecologically and economically sustainable development. We are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals and have integrated them into our guiding management principles. We are contributing in particular to the following six goals:
Buildings offer a high potential for saving energy, since they are the cause of around 35 %of Germany's total energy consumption. Energy efficient solutions in construction are therefore an important part of reducing consumption in the long term. Many of our products are already contributing to this goal: for example, our automatic swing doors improve buildings' energy footprints through reliable closing.
We support sustainable economic growth and implement occupational safety and health protection, actively supporting a healthy work environment with a commitment to high quality. Future-proof apprenticeships and degree programmes are also priorities for our company. We are also committed to integrating refugees.
We want to continuously find new ways to make our activities and our products more sustainable. Expanding this innovative capacity with the GEZE Development Centre is part of our strategy. We want to reduce our impact on the environment and the climate through technical innovation. We also strive to be more transparent. <br/>
With our solutions, we make an important contribution to making buildings, cities and regions barrier-free, safe, convenient and sustainable. Many GEZE products are already helping to increase energy efficiency in buildings, improve indoor air quality, or make buildings inclusive thanks to automation.
Our planet’s resources are finite, so we use them in a responsible manner. To do so, we work continuously to optimise processes in production, the supply chain, material efficiency and services in order to offer our customers sustainable and long-lasting products.
We will be greenhouse gas neutral by 2045 thanks to continuous reduction measures and directly protect our planet through the use of renewable energies. On the product level, our building systems help ensure that heat is not wasted unnecessarily and that buildings are generally more energy efficient.
At GEZE, we understand that buildings will make a key contribution to reducing energy consumption, and therefore CO2 emissions, for the long-term. That is why the focus is on smart and energy-saving solutions more than ever before for both us and our customers.Sandra Alber, Chief Officer Legal & Finance
Our corporate success is based on principles and values that build trust. We continuously question and develop these principles and values, which have been anchored in a Code of Conduct for many years. This globally valid Code of Conduct summarises important principles and basic values of the GEZE Group, to which we are obliged within the framework of our global business transactions. They are applicable for the daily business with employees, customers and suppliers as well as for our attitude towards society and the environment. In addition, we have established a compliance management system that raises our employees' awareness of the topic, educates them and also provides them with the opportunity to report violations.