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.
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
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
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
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.
Carbon neutrality by 2030.
There is only one planet, and we have to take good care of it. This is why Datwyler takes action and aims to be carbon neutral for its own activities (scope 1 and 2) at all its sites by 2030 based on the Science Based Targets concept. We already obtain close to 70'000 MWh or some 35% of our global electricity needs from renewable energy sources. This reduces our CO2 emissions by some 15’000 tonnes per year.
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.
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’.