Environment

Autoneum recognizes the serious environmental challenges the world faces today. The Company wants to play its part in mitigating the effects of climate change and preserving natural resources. We pursue ambitious targets to improve the sustainability of our production processes, thereby enhancing operational excellence and continuously reducing our environmental footprint.

Vision 2025: Sustainable Products & Production Processes

Strategic Target

Build a culture of environmental sustainability

Operational Target

  • All autoneum plants achieve ISO 14 001 certification

Strategic Target

Reduce material waste and increase recycling capacities

Operational Targets

  • Reduce non-hazardous waste intensity by 40%
  • Reduce landfill waste intensity by 50%

Strategic Target

Reduce emissions and energy consumption

Operational Targets

  • Reduce fossil fuel intensity by 4% and Scope 1 emissions intensity by 10%
  • Reduce electricity fuel intensity by 10% and Scope 2 emissions intensity by 10%
  • Continuously reduce Scope 3 emissions

Strategic Target

Reduce water consumption

Operational Target

  • Reduce water intensity by 25%

Policy Framework

Key principles of Autoneum’s environmental management are defined in its Management Policy on Quality, Environment, Health & Safety. The Policy is complemented by a range of issue-specific internal policies addressing the management of emissions, waste, wastewater, chemicals and hazardous substances. Furthermore, we expect all our employees to behave in an environmentally friendly and safe manner. Our approach is defined by the 15 Principles for Good Environment, Health and Safety Behavior with five principles addressing manager behavior and ten principles applying to all employees.

Management System for Environment, Health & Safety

The aim of Autoneum’s Environment, Health & Safety Management System (MEHS), launched in 2014, is to implement consistent EHS standards and requirements at all Autoneum locations worldwide. To ensure comparability on a global level, the MEHS is based on international and national laws and regulations, as well as the requirements of environmental management system ISO 14001. In order to support the implementation of MEHS worldwide, Autoneum has developed a specialized MEHS training program for EHS functions. The trainings cover environmental topics such as emission, water, waste and energy management as well as overall sustainability management.