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
Fostering an agile self-learning organization.
For our customers we want to be easy to do business with. We solve problems collaboratively and across organizational boundaries. We foster a culture of feedback and openness and empower teams and people.
Shopfloor meeting at Datwyler plant in Kesurdi, India
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
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
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 was awarded the EcoVadis silver rating for the third consecutive time and is among the top 25% of the more than 75,000 companies assessed. In the elastomer industry, Datwyler is even among the top 16% of companies rated by EcoVadis.
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.