Datwyler stands for a sustainable approach to management.
At the Datwyler Group, we strive for sustainable profitable growth for the benefit of our stakeholders. In line with our unique values, we maintain a sustainable management approach. As a reliable partner, we fulfill our social and environmental responsibilities and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability is an important strategic goal to us and we live by it – from product development to customer service, employee management and production all the way to social commitment. This is how we make our business and our products future-proof.
The EcoVadis audit and rating makes our corporate social responsibility and sustainability activities available to our customers in a standardized form.
EcoVadis is one of the world’s leading companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR) audits. 60’000 companies from 155 countries have been assessed by EcoVadis.
Datwyler Group was awarded the silver rating for the second consecutive time and is in the top 25% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis. Datwyler EcoVadis CSR performance overview is available to all customers.
We are convinced and determined.
United Nations (UN) Global Compact
The Datwyler Group has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2009. This means that it is committed to following the ten principles and taking its social responsibilities seriously.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
The Datwyler Group published its first sustainability report in accordance with the internationally recognised Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines back in 2009.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Standards
Since 2013, the Datwyler Group has reported its CO2 emissions in accordance with the standards of the CDP,
a global network of institutional investors.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Specific ISO certifications 14001, 50001, OHSAS 18001
Datwyler Production System
with integrated sustainability dimensions
Binding Code of Conduct
for all Datwyler suppliers
85% of our main suppliers
comply with our Code of Conduct.
Ambitious implementation of our sustainability strategy.
Ecological cooling system at Swiss plant.
Use of groundwater for air conditioning, ventilation and certain processes. Reduction of electricity consumption by more than 60% or up to 1’900 MWh per year compared to a conventional solution based on chillers.
Ecological cooling system at Datwyler plant in Schattdorf, Switzerland
Proactive reduction of packaging for raw materials.
Delivery of raw materials in large volumes by dry-bulk tankers whenever possible. Re-use of boxes and pallets by suppliers for some one third of total raw materials. Recycling, if possible, of non-reusable pallets, boxes and packa-ging materials.
Warehouse at Datwyler plant in Nový Bydžov, Czech Republic
Corporate Social Responsibility activities in India.
Yearly donations to improve local infrastructure, particularly education and drinking water supply. Modernization of three public kindergartens completed. Cleaning unit from Datwyler plant ensures sustainability of renovations.
Inauguration of renovated Kindergarten in Kesurdi area, India
A company that cares.
I like working for a global company that cares for the health of so many patients that depend on injectable medicines or on blood analysis, for a company that cares for the work-life balance of its employees and that fosters cultural diversity, for a company that cares for environmental sustainability.
Renaud Janssen, VP Technical Services, Alken (BE)
Exhaust air purification system at Chinese plant.
State-of-the-art purification systems for exhaust air at Chinese plant in Ningguo. Three-stage purification and filtration process with modern technologies exceeds regulations. Pioneering role of Datwyler in the Chinese region of Anhui.
Exhaust air purification system at Datwyler plantin Ningguo, China
Sustainability means balancing economic, social and environmental responsibility. The most important sustainability issues are summarized below. You can find more detailed information about the individual issues in our sustainability report.
The Datwyler Group strives for sustainably profitable growth for the benefit of all stakeholders. This ambition, together with the Group’s unique shareholder structure, provides the basis for ensuring its independence as a business and helping it meet its social and environmental responsibilities.
By using state-of-the-art digital technologies, Datwyler is increasing the efficiency of its manufacturing and development processes. The focus is on Industry 4.0 with auto- mated, interconnected and intelligent production facilities.
High client satisfaction.
Customers and their needs and requirements are at the heart of everything Datwyler does. The only way a business can enjoy sustainable success is to make sure its customers are completely satisfied. In fact, two of the four corporate values come into play here: ‘We are entrepreneurs’ and ‘We bring value to our customers’.
Leading quality products.
Datwyler is about more than just its products. Across all parts of the business, the focus is on constantly improving processes and passing the resulting expertise onto the customer.
For Datwyler, a responsible attitude to natural resources represents an important principle that is enshrined in both the corporate values and the Code of Conduct. In 2019, the company reduced relative consumption of all resources for the third time in a row. Datwyler’s long-term aim is to become carbon neutral.
Workplace safety and health.
Employee health and safety are key concerns for Datwyler. The topic was therefore assigned a high level of importance in the materiality analysis and placed in the ‘Strategic focus’ category
Attractive employer, agility and empowerment.
For Datwyler to enjoy future success in rapidly changing international industrial markets, it is particularly important to have a well qualified and fully committed workforce. It therefore places special emphasis on fair and secure working conditions, on in-depth training and development, and on a strong corporate culture based on the corporate values of ‘We are entrepreneurs’ and ‘We have respect for others’.
Sustainable supply chains.
Datwyler carefully selects quality raw materials to improve its competitive position and guarantee business continuity. To this end, the company seeks long-term relationships with suppliers to create added value for customers. A binding Code of Conduct and guidelines for sustainable procurement form the basis for ethical
and environmentally friendly supply chains.
Fair business practices.
Over the course of a century, the Datwyler Group has evolved from a Swiss family business into a genuine global player. Its strong roots have enabled the business to develop its own style based around high standards and its own particular values. The principles of ethically correct conduct are neatly summarised in the corporate value of ‘We have respect for others’.