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Environment & sustainability

Within the framework of our business activities, a sustainable and considerate relationship with the natural resources that are available to us is particularly important. We aim to use raw materials and energy as efficiently as possible and to recycle as much waste as we can from the production process. Resultant pollutants are reduced as much as possible by means of highly innovative processes.

As a family-owned company with a long tradition it is a matter of both ethics and commitment that we remain a reliable partner within society and take responsibility for the results of our business activities. For us, sustainability also means social engagement and campaigning to overcome social injustices and inequalities as well as promoting a stronger sense of participation in society among the younger generation. In addition to other activities in this area, the Dr Kirchhoff Foundation has been particularly active in sponsoring numerous projects and initiatives in the region for a number of years. In an international context, our principles and guidelines are based on the ten principles of the UN Global Compact to which we, having been members for several years, feel a particularly strong connection.