ERGO Nachhaltigkeit Umweltmanagement

Our environmental management

ERGO aims to continuously improve its own contribution to environmental protection. With a Group-wide environmental management system, we are constantly developing our measures throughout our business operations.

ERGO manages the implementation of the Group-wide environmental and climate protection strategy using a standardised system. We calculate the greenhouse gas emissions from our business operations annually from energy, paper and water consumption, business trips and waste, and report them in CO2 equivalents (CO2e).

Energy-efficiency and resource-conserving measures include:

  • Moves to energy-efficient office buildings
  • Reduction of office space
  • Gradual conversion of vehicle fleets to fuel-efficient hybrid and e-cars
  • Shift from short-haul flights to rail travel
  • Electric charging stations for our employees at our major sites in Germany
  • Mandatory eco-driving training for company car drivers in Germany
Own Environmental Guidelines

ERGO has had its own Environmental Guidelines since 2010; they represent our commitment to respecting the environment, protecting the climate and proactively promoting awareness of environmental issues among our employees. It goes without saying that we enforce compliance with environmental protection regulations. Taking environmental aspects in our business operations into consideration is also one of the principles of our group-wide Code of Conduct.

Successfully certifications

In addition to our group-wide environmental management system, our large locations in the Baltics, Germany, Poland and Spain are certified to international standards such as German Industrial Standard DIN ISO 14001 or the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). At our certified locations, we draw up comprehensive environmental programmes in the form of “targets and measures” catalogues. The systems at these locations are regularly audited by an independent external environmental auditor. If all the requirements have been complied with, certification is upheld – a continuous process which generates consistent improvement.