Our environmental management

A system for sustainability

We at ERGO want to keep on enhancing our contribution to protecting our planet. Our group-wide environmental management system keeps us consistently driving our action for the environment right across our operations.

ERGO manages the implementation of the Group-wide environmental and climate protection strategy using a standardised system. Our business’s carbon footprint constitutes the key indicator for measuring and evaluating our environmental performance. We calculate our CO2 emissions annually from energy, paper and water consumption, business trips and waste. This is done in standardised form on the basis of internationally recognised methods and conversion factors.

Based on our 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.

Certification successfully achieved at locations in Germany and abroad

In addition to our group-wide environmental management system, our large locations in Germany and Spain are certified to international standard ISO 14001. 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.