"As a family business, all of our actions are orientated on future generations. This fundamental approach was already exemplified by our company founder and is still being continuously developed today with a great deal of commitment by all generations of managing directors and the entire workforce," says Dr. Stefan Engleder, CEO of the ENGEL Group. "That's why we are very pleased and proud that our sustainable approach has also been confirmed objectively".
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Green power and closed cooling circuits
"When it comes to the environment, ENGEL is in the leading group, to which only one percent of all industrial companies assessed belong," says Martin Weger, Vice President Global Quality and Environment at ENGEL, citing just one detail from the audit conducted this summer. The criteria cover many aspects, from environmental protection measures through to certifications and the carbon footprint. Among other things, the fact that ENGEL has now certified all of its worldwide locations in line with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, and uses a great deal of green electricity, were taken into account. "The Austrian plants use one hundred percent green electricity. We generate some of this ourselves with our own photovoltaic systems," as Weger reports. "We are currently upgrading further plants and subsidiaries with photovoltaic systems, and we are looking into other alternative energy sources, such as geothermal energy in China."