MORE THAN JUST COMPLYING WITH LEGAL
OR OFFICIAL REQUIREMENTS
The Schneider Group is always aware of its responsibility for the protection of the environment, the careful use of resources and the well-being of its employees, customers and business contacts. With the voluntary introduction of a sustainability management system and regular reporting on this, we want to make an active contribution to the preservation of our natural basis of life and to the just shaping of our society. The continuous improvement of our environmental performance is at the forefront of our efforts.
As a company with more than 155 years of history and tradition, we act for long-term and are committed to environmental and social sustainability by incorporating these aspects into our business decisions and the management of our resources and infrastructure.
We ensure that our sustainability policy
- Is appropriate for the purpose of our business
- Includes a commitment to comply with legal and other requirements and to continuously improve the effectiveness of our measures
- Provides a framework for setting and evaluating sustainability goals in line with international standards (including Agenda 2030 and the sustainable Development Goals)
- Is communicated, understood and lived by all employees in our company
- Is transparent and accessible to the interested general public
Our goal is to actively involve all stakeholders and to jointly initiate the necessary changes to enable prosperity in an intact environment for future generations.
In the following, we present the essential core elements of Schneider’s sustainability management.
The management ensures that the sustainability management system is continuously improved in order to meet the growing demands for environmentally friendly management and to achieve the environmental goals that the company has set itself.
The basics for effective and efficient sustainability planning include:
- Legal and regulatory requirements
- Identified environmental aspects
- Defined objectives
- Assessment of environmental data
- Assessment of potential opportunities and risks
- Expectations of interested parties
- Continuous improvement
The results of the planning serve as a basis for the measures to be implemented.
Sustainability primarily stands for a nature-friendly, resource-conserving and low-emission form of economic activity, but is also reflected in the fundamental economic factors of a company.
This means successful longterm management with real added value that benefits the regional communities and their people, our partners and investors, as well as the general public through the contribution to state taxes.
As a company with long tradition, the Schneider Group stands for stable and sustainable corporate development, whose corporate governance is characterized in particular by fairness and a family-like approach in dealing with all business partners, thus enabling prosperous development for all involved. This has earned us an excellent reputation in the market among business partners and employees, which binds our partners in the long term and enables us to develop and implement sustainability solutions together with them.
The protection of the environment is in the public interest and is receiving increasing attention in society.
Through our management system, we contribute to the overall protection of the environment. We identify the environmental impacts arising from our activities and services and determine those environmental aspects that may have a significant impact on the environment. We also consider the impact of new developments or changes in our operations and services and assess whether there are significant environmental impacts in the below mentioned areas.
In the area of ecological aspects, the Schneider Group strives for a policy of avoidance, reduction and replacement, i.e. to constantly reduce the consumption of natural or fossil resources or to replace them with alternative, sustainable energy sources and to reduce or completely avoid the generation of environmentally harmful emissions and waste.
As an internationally active logistics company, we also want to constantly reduce CO2 emissions and make sure to use low-CO2 modes of transport whenever possible and to promote them through our sales team. Rail and Rhine shipping cause significantly less CO2 emissions than road transports.
We have entered into a partnership with the Swiss non-profit organisation myclimate, which calculates the corporate carbon footprint of all our sites in Europe.