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.
We care for our stakeholders and our environment and want to be among the sustainability leaders in our industries.
We want to live up to our social responsibility, offer an attractive and agile work environment and attract the best international talent.
Aware that resources are limited, we want to use them responsibly and contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We want to continue to create value for our customers, grow profitably and lay the foundation for our long term success.
Ambitious implementation of our sustainability strategy.
Combined heat and power unit at Italian plant.
Significant increase of energy efficiency. Use of natural gas to generate electricity, heat and cooling for the whole production plant. Reduction of CO2 emission by 900 tons per year. Investment of CHF 1.7 million.
Combined heat and power unit at Datwyler plant in Pregnana, Italy
Plan for solar panels at the Indian plant (2021).
Use of solar panels to generate electricity will help reduce intake from the public power grid. Supply of more than 2’100 MWh of electricity per year. Reduction of CO2 emission by some 1’800 tons per year. Second phase with solar panels on roof of new building (2022) will add another 2’500 MWh of electricitiy and reduce CO2-emissions by another 2’200 tons.
Plan for solar panels at Datwyler plant in Kesurdi, India
Closed water circuit in Indian health care plant.
The washing of the high quality health care components requires considerable amounts of water. With the closed water circuit in its Indian plant Datwyler saves significant amounts of water in an area where water is scarce.
Closed water circuit at Datwyler plant in Kesurdi, India
Carbon neutral production at Swiss plant since 2012.
Total electricity sourced from certified hydropower power plants. Total process and heating energy sourced from local wood-fired heating plant. Annual total reduction of CO2 emissions by 3’600 tonnes.
Datwyler plant in Schattdorf, Switzerland
Proactive chemical compliance management.
Datwyler goes beyond legal requirements worldwide. Increase of occupational safety of our employees. Reduction of environmental impact of our products. Natural rubber accounts for less than 1% of rubber raw materials. Customers benefit from particularly safe elastomer compounds.
We are convinced and determined.
United Nations (UN) Global Compact
With more than 11,000 members, the UN Global Compact promotes awareness of the social and ecological responsibility of business.
The sustainable management approach is reflected, among other things, in our membership in the UN Global Compact.
Datwyler has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2009, committing to meeting its social and environmental responsibilities and observing the ten principles on human rights, labour practices, environmental protection and anti-corruption.
By participating in CDP, our stakeholders receive standardized reporting on energy consumption.
Since 2013, we have been reporting our energy consumption and the resulting CO2 emissions to CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). This provides interested stakeholders with standardized reporting on climate-relevant topics.
The EcoVadis audit and rating makes our corporate social responsibility and sustainability activities available to our customers in a standardized form.
Datwyler Group was awarded the silver rating for the second consecutive time and is in the top 25% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis. The EcoVadis CSR performance overview about Datwyler is available to all customers.
Since 2009 we are publishing a sustainability report according to the worldwide accepted guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
In the GRI Sustainability Report, Datwyler reports transparently on progress and achievement of objectives in the relevant sustainability topics. This is monitored by GRI and confirmed by its Materiality Disclosure Service.
In the Sustainability Report in accordance with the recognized GRI guidelines, we report on how we meet our social and environmental responsibilities.
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’.