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SCHURTER was one of the first ISO 14001 certified companies in Switzerland in 1996.

Sustainability at SCHURTER


Green Line

SCHURTER presents the first 10A In-/Outlets made of plant-based plastic worldwide! The very first members of the new Green Line family are the types 6100-3, 6100-4, 6102-3, 6102-5, 6600-3 and 6600-4.


EcoVadis-Rating

SCHURTER AG, headquarter of the SCHURTER Group, has received the silver rating on its first attempt. The EcoVadis rating is an important tool that helps companies evaluate and continuously improve their sustainability performance.

EcoVadis is an independent platform that rates suppliers and service providers based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Globally across all industries.

Measuring sustainability performance

EcoVadis offers companies the opportunity to measure and compare their own sustainability performance. Through a rating, they thus receive an objective assessment based on internationally recognized standards. This enables them to identify strengths and weaknesses and take targeted measures to optimize them.

Significance in everyday business

A growing number of companies require their suppliers and partners to have an EcoVadis rating to ensure that they meet the required sustainability standards. A good rating can therefore facilitate access to new business opportunities and markets.

Transparency

The SCHURTER EcoVadis rating is published on a platform accessible only to registered users, allowing customers, investors and other stakeholders to view the company's sustainability performance. Transparency promotes and supports the development of a sustainable economy.

Silver at the first attempt!

The fact that SCHURTER AG was honored with a silver rating on its very first participation can be seen as an excellent sign. The long-standing sustainability efforts of SCHURTER AG have thus been rewarded. A great success!

Sustainability Report of the SCHURTER Holding AG

For our Sustainability Report, we have oriented ourselves on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 SDGs encompass 169 sub-goals for topics including the protection of the natural world to alleviating poverty.

In dialogue with internal and external stakeholders and in alignment with industry associations and expert opinions, we have identified essential topics and SDGs along our value creation chain. On this basis, the Sustainable Steering Committee has combined the topics into four dimensions which we will report annually. We defined concrete targets for the most relevant topics. Assessing our impact on the topic as well as the relevance for our stakeholders was key here.

Quote

Caring for the environment is a key element of SCHURTER’s corporate culture. We utilize resources efficiently, ensure environmental compatibility of our products, and sensitize our employees and partners to environmental concerns.

Rolf Nussbaumer, Chief Technical Officer, Engineering

Environmental Management System

SCHURTER started integrating environmental protection principles as early as 1990 and was one of the first ISO 14001 certified companies in Switzerland in 1996.

All of the company’s environmental impacts are analyzed, monitored, and improved.

  • We take environmental aspects into account already during product development

  • We fulfil international standards and regulations as RoHS and REACH

  • We identify, monitor, analyze, and reduce environmental impact of processes

  • We employ environmentally compatible packaging material

  • We minimize ecological risks

In addition, a special focus is placed on saving resources, and on reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

Substance Information

RoHS

ROHS conform products acc. Directive 2011/65/EU, Qualification and Information according Leadfree, Solder material. Product and Packaging Indication, as well as Product overview.

China RoHS

Product overview lists, which will report the fulfillment for use the use of hazardous substances according China-ROHS requirements. (Abbreviation for Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances).

REACH

Since June 1, 2007 the new EU chemicals legislation no 1907/2006 is in force. It is a system for the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, in short “REACH“.

Halogen-free, conflict materials and certificates

Halogen Free

SCHURTER strives to provide customers with halogen-free products. Halogens are mainly used as a flame retardant in plastics. Therefore, SCHURTER employs - wherever possible - plastics without halogenated flame retardants which offer comparable protection.

Conflict Minerals

Mining of metallic and other raw materials is an intensive process involving potential social and environmental risks. SCHURTER complies with all national and other applicable laws and regulations.

Certificates

SCHURTER is constantly striving to achieve and certify its efforts for maximum safety, simple operation and sustainable business practices.

Our Production and Distribution locations

Company

Country

Managing Director

Switzerland

Lars Brickenkamp

Switzerland

Rolf Hausheer

Germany

Stefan Theiler

France

Brigitte Studer

Italy

Marcelo Soares

China

Ganghua Yang

United Kingdom

Andy Birch

Netherlands

Rien Grotenhuis

Czech Republic

Marek Brázda

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