Environmental Policy

Based on our mission statement, we at altra schaffhausen place value on social, environmentally conscious, and economic action.

Environmental Protection in Everyday Lifeon

We strive for a corporate culture which promotes environmentally friendly solutions. We also review our decisions regarding investments, purchasing (suppliers), and order acquisition (customers) for their environmental compatibility. High environmental standards and geographical proximity are important purchasing criteria for us. Whenever possible, we source the materials for our products from the region and involve our customers and suppliers in the improvement process.

Compliance with Legal Requirements

We ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and official requirements, also in the environmental area.

Continuous Improvement

We are constantly improving our environmental performance. Focus is placed on the following environmentally relevant aspects:

  • Heat

Lower heat demand using waste heat and the reduction of heat losses is our goal. In addition, we are looking for approaches to produce even more heat from renewable energy sources such as solar, wood or biomass.

  • Electricity

The efficient use of electricity and the corresponding potential savings in areas such as lighting, cooling and compressed air are important to us. Improvement of the electricity mix and our own production of green electricity are further directions of impact.

  • Transport

Optimized logistics with environmentally friendly means of transport ensure that our driving distances remain minimal, and we also train our drivers to drive efficiently.

  • Raw Materials and Waste Products

We are increasing the proportion of recycled waste and thus reducing the amount of combustible waste and treat other valuable resources such as water with care.

Communication/Awareness Raisingn

We show our workforce which environmental goals we have set for ourselves, how we want to achieve them, and celebrate our achievements together. The topic of the environment is regularly addressed in various internal committees and in training courses. We motivate our workforce to contribute new ideas and communicate to the public what we are specifically doing for the environment.

Environmental Management System

We operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system (EMS) which allows us to systematically measure and improve our environmental performance. EMS is part of an integrated management system (IMS).