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About this report

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About us

Highlights 2021

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Interview with
Chairman & CEO

How important is sustainability for Datwyler?
What are the benefits of sustainability for Datwyler’s customers?
What progress has Datwyler made in sustainability in 2021?
Where do you see further potential for expansion at Datwyler in terms of sustainability?
What is important to you for the future?
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Decision maker in charge for sustainability

1 Sustainability overview

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1.1 What sustainability means to Datwyler

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Climate risk and regulation as major external trends

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Four strategic priorities to drive Datwyler into a successful future

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«Advance Sustainability»
as proactive strategic priority

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Sustainability business integration and value creation for stakeholders

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1.2 Material topics

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1.3 Twelve ESG focus topics for further development

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Lifecycle thinking, sustainable products
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Waste, water, materials
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ESG compliant processes, sustainable solutions through supplier base
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Employee commitment & satisfaction, employer branding, diversity & inclusion
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Interactions, collaboration, positive social impact
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Volunteering for activities for company, customers, society
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Reporting, standards, ratings
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Human rights, Code of Conduct, policies, proactive chemical compliance
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Budget & resources, principles, memberships, remuneration
ecology
Reduce footprint
Deliver more value
Be responsible
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1.4 Top 10 goals

ecology
ecology
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1.4 Contribution
to the SDGs

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1.6 Economic performance

State-of-the-art production at the plant in Schattdorf, Switzerland.
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Long-term management approach

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Focused Datwyler achieves profitable growth

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Transformation complete – focus on organic growth and targeted acquisitions

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1.7 Accelerate digitalisation

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Real-time production planning thanks to Industry 4.0

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Highly automated smart factories

2 Governance

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2.1 Sustainability Governance

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Oversight and execution of sustainability strategy at Datwyler

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2.2 Risk management

2.3 Focus topics

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Transparency

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Compliance and Ethics

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A fair and responsible partner
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Compliance reporting process
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Zero tolerance objectives
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Diversity of the Board of Directors and Executive Management

Datwyler Board of Directors, 2022
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Rising diversity in Datwyler’s Board of Directors
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Commitment

3 Environmental

3.1 Climate-neutral
operations 2030

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Our focus

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Our long-term ambition

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Short-term key target

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Our approach

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Ambitious commitment to climate target
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2021 with 2.5% carbon emission reduction

Energy
consumption

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total energy (MWh)

231'578

233'053

243'343

247'079

267’876

of which renewable sources (MWh)

23'444

21'513

25'731

39'610

79’117

Proportion of renewable sources

10.1 %

9.2 %

10.6 %

16.0 %

29.5 %

Total energy per revenue (MWh/CHF millions)

278.1

261.5

265.8

296.2

282.7

Heating fuels (MWh)

39'152

39'650

42'272

60'387

64’001

Heating fuels per revenue (MWh/CHF millions)

47.0

44.5

46.2

72.4

67.5

Energy generated externally (MWh)

192'426

193'403

201'057

186'692

203’848

Of which electricity (MWh)

187'889

189'878

197'036

183'109

199’959

of which renewable sources (MWh)

19'372

18'474

22'182

36'162

75’375

Proportion of renewable sources

10.3 %

9.7 %

11.3 %

19.7 %

37.7 %

Electricity per revenue (MWh/CHF millions)

225.6

213.1

215.2

219.5

211.0

Of which district heating (MWh)

4'537

3'525

4'021

3'583

3’889

of which renewable sources (MWh)

4'072

3'039

3'535

3'448

3’715

Proportion of renewable sources

89.8 %

86.2 %

87.9 %

96.2 %

95.5 %

Revenue (CHF millions)

832.8

891.1

915.6

834.1

947.6

Greenhouse gas
emissions CO2

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (tonnes) 86'086 88'310 88'704 80'159

78’155

of which Scope 1 (tonnes)

8'115 8'285 8'798 12'509

13’285

of which Scope 2 (tonnes)

77'970 80'024 79'906 67'650

64’870

Total emissions per revenue (tonnes/CHF millions)

103.4 99.1 96.9 96.1

82.5

Revenue (CHF millions)

832.8 891.1 915.6 834.1

947.6

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Reduce dependence in energy sourcing
Datwyler Indian plant in Pune
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Use of stackable and reusable cardboard boxes
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Be your own energy supplier
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Advanced energy management at the site in Nový Bydžov

3.2 Eco-design

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Our focus

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Our long-term ambition

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Short-term key target

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Our approach

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Quality assurance through standardized processes
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Statutory information obligations as minimum standards
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A vision of integrated product development
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Integration of eco-design in development and production
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Focus on circular materials

3.3 Resource-friendly production

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Our focus

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Our long-term ambition

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Short-term key target

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Our approach

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Datwyler Production System (DPS)
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Environmental Management System (EMS)
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Water consumption
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Fuel consumption
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Waste disposal

Water
consumption

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Drinking/industrial water (m³) 2'115'447 2'086'088 1'901'289 1'564'028

1’523’875

Water per revenue (m³/CHF millions)

2'540.2 2'341.0 2'076.5 1'875.1

1’608.1

Revenue (CHF millions)

832.8 891.1 915.6 834.1

947.6

Waste

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total waste (tonnes) 13'913 14'118 14'298 14'119

17’205

of which regular waste (tonnes)

13'162 12'939 13'410 13'361

16’435

of which special waste (tonnes)

751 1'179 888 758

770

Proportion of waste sent for recycling

68.3 % 69.7 % 72.1 % 72.6 %

74.1 %

Total waste per revenue (tonnes/CHF millions)

16.7 15.8 15.6 16.9

18.2

Revenue (CHF millions)

832.8 891.1 915.6 834.1

947.6

Corinne Herger
Hans Schepers
What is your function at Datwyler?
How did you get involved as sustainability volunteers?
What sustainability projects did you work on in 2021?
And what will you be working on in the current year?
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Multiple water use
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Smart packaging saves costs and protects the environment
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Zero waste to Brazilian landfills

3.4 Sustainable procurement

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Our long-term ambition

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Short-term key target

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Our approach

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Global standardized guidelines and supplier management processes
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Embedding ESG to improve supply chain sustainability
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Facilitating sustainable solutions though supply chain engagement
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Proactive reduction of packaging material
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Striving for environmentally friendly materials
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Every kilometre counts
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CO2 neutral electricity procurement

4 Social

4.1 Employer of choice

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Our focus

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Our long-term ambition

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Short-term key target

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Composition of workforce
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Promoting entrepreneurial initiative
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Agility to strengthen competitiveness
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Leadership development / WeLead program
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Talent and Succession Management
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Datwyler Academy
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Performance reviews and common goals for everyone
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Employee surveys
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Employee benefits and recognition

Employee structure

2021 2020 Change

Headcount annual average

6'794

6'539

+3.9 %

thereof female

36.4 %

37.4 %

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Average permanent headcount

6'035

5'928

+1.8 %

thereof female

38.1 %

39.4 %

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Average temporary headcount

759

611

+24.2 %

Average headcount with higher management function

169

165

+2.4 %

thereof female

18.3 %

18.8 %

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Headcount end of period

6'909

6'456

+7.0 %

Employees joining (new, growth in existing functions/replacements)

1'447

654

+121.3 %

Employees leaving

994

1'082

–8.1 %

thereof voluntary leaves

911

622

+39.3 %

Total deviation versus prior year

453

–428

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Rate of new hires

24.0 %

11.0 %

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Turnover rate

15.1 %

10.5 %

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Voluntary leaves

2021 2020 Change

Male

505

375

+34.7 %

turnover rate

13.5 %

10.4 %

n/a

Female

406

247

+64.4 %

turnover rate

17.6 %

10.6 %

n/a

Under 30

333

240

+38.8 %

30-50

513

337

+52.2 %

Over 50

65

45

+44.4 %

Higher management (mgmt)

19

23

–17.4%

Team leader (tl)

5

9

–44.4 %

Office worker (excl. mgmt & tl)

101

50

+102.0 %

Production worker (excl. mgmt & tl)

786

540

+45.6 %

Full-time equivalents average YTD

6'710

6'405

+4.8 %

Full-time equivalents

2021 2020 Change

Full-time equivalents end of period

6'805

6'357

+7.1 %

thereof in Asia

35.3 %

36.8 %

n/a

thereof in North and South America

19.4 %

18.2 %

n/a

thereof in Switzerland

9.5 %

9.0 %

n/a

thereof in rest of Europe

35.8 %

36.0 %

n/a

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Using Ideation Channel for cultural change
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One of Switzerland’s best employers
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Diversity and inclusion enrich corporate culture

4.2 Value-driven engagement with customers

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Our long-term ambition

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Short-term key target

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Our approach

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Supplying system-critical elastomer components
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Datwyler’s core competencies
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Integrating sustainability into customer engagements
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Customer satisfaction
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Systematic complaints management
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Continuous improvement process
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Customer health and safety and chemical compliance
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Drug delivery devices for Net Zero emissions
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Pivotol partner for COVID-19 vaccine providers

4.3 Safe and healthy workforce

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Our long-term ambition

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Short-term key target

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Established health and safety management

Absences

2021 2020 Change

Total available working days FTE (TAWD)

1'840'544

1'687'029

+9.1 %

Total absences other than vacation days

67'313

75'485

–10.8 %

Total absences other than vacation days in % of TAWD

3.7 %

4.5 %

n/a

thereof absences due to work related accidents (days)

2'099

2'098

+0.0 %

Work related accidents in days per FTE (annual average)

0.31

0.33

–6.1 %

thereof absences due to illness (days)

44'736

41'878

+6.8 %

Illness in days per FTE (annual average)

6.67

6.54

+2.0 %

Adrian Büeler
What is the Datwyler Production System?
Why is DPS taken as a catch-all for sustainability in production?
How do you collaborate around DPS and sustainability?
What are the key challenges?
In which sustainability topics are you making good progress?
And what—from a sustainability point of view—are the priorities of your work in the current year, especially in the field of employee’s health & safety?
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ZERO Accident Culture
kicked-off
Full commitment of the managers during the safety training
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Occupational accidents halved thanks to targeted risk management

4.4 Engagement for sustainability

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Our focus

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Our long-term ambition

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Short-term key target

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Our approach

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Benefitting society
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Benefitting local communities
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Broad support for health, education, and infrastructure in India
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Providing first insights into the world of working
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Maintaining contacts with scientists and talents
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Supporting ways out of poverty
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Helping with goods of daily use

Appendix

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GRI Content Index

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UN Global Compact communication on progress

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Previous reports

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Enquiries

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