Sustainability at ERWEKA
anchored in our corporate philosophy.
Companies are often criticised for only responding to issues about sustainability thus giving sustainability less significance in their actions. ERWEKA is different. Instead of considering sustainability as negative, additional expenses, we are actively investing in a sustainable development - we care for our climate and everything connected to it.
For us, sustainability is to be considered as an overall concept combining the three major areas economic, environment and social responsibility. We have set our own priorities in relevant areas to promote sustainable development. These are and will be expanded continuously to anchor sustainability more firmly in our corporate philosophy.
One great example is our green belt around the company compound. Around 20% of our compound area is a a green belt with extensive planting of biodiverse plants, shrubs and lots of trees, ofsetting any CO2 impact. Due to selecting plants for urban conditions plus an extensive automatic watering system, nearly all plants survived some pretty dry spells the first three years thanks to our extensive irrigating watering system by Hunter, driven by an app our CEO, who is a great garden lover, and she controlls herself the watering.
Our corporate strategy is market-oriented, customer-oriented and results-oriented and aimed to achieve market leadership regarding quality, service and innovation. The internal and external stakeholders have a significant impact on ERWEKA´s added value. We actively integrate them in our processes to establish sustainability holistically. A large part of our profit is reinvested and forms the basis to ensure a steady increase in added value.
In order to fulfill our corporate responsibilities, the requirements are within the framework of the legal provisions. The economic benefits of our actions will not be achieved at the expense of personal safety and environmental protection. We attach particular importance to training and development. Our employees create quality and only they can deliver the full scope of service at the company and drive it forward.
We consider the environment protection as an important management task and are striving for relief of man and the environment by acting in an ecologically-responsible way. We are committed to minimize unnecessary environmental pollution as far as possible, reducing the impact on the environment on an ongoing basis and continuously improving energy performance. We are actively working to encourage our activities for protecting the environment among suppliers, providers and customers.
Our new Headquarter in Langen
Sustainability at the heart of the planning process:
Innovative office space
Waste water und Emissionen
Innovative office spaceOur new headquarter in Langen is future-oriented and designed according to open office concepts. The classicist facade with its floor-to-ceiling windows and 60 % glass proportion guarantees optimal lighting conditions inside. Friendly, bright colors combined with natural materials such as wood create a pleasant atmosphere. Different communication zones will adjust to the employees´ needs.
Building ClimateIn order to minimize heat dissipation, the building climate can be managed centrally. We have not only heating, but now with regards to more hotter summers, we offer as well an automated air cooling system. This makes working with us easy at any climate.
Waste water und EmissionenWaste water is channeled via sedimentation into a rainwater retention basin. The ventilation system works with heat recovery, minimizing the consumption of resources.
Parking SpacesThere are plenty of parking spaces as well as more than 50 bicycle parking slots for the employees and visitors. In addition, the property provides two charging stations for electric cars, such as our own “Smart electric” that is be used for short distances, e.g. going to the local post station. Additional charging stations for electronic bikes can be installed any time.
Cogeneration UnitThe new building will be heated by a sustainable cogeneration unit, which uses the cogeneration principle. The waste heat of power generation is used directly on-site.
Production BuildingThe productions' energy consumption and emissions will be measured separately. This will enable a constant control and continuous improvement of the resource consumption. The planned waste and wastewater concept ensures safe production processes, where the few pollutants are handled separately and are not able to harm the environment.
Sustainable LandscapingA comprehensive landscaping and watering concept ensures, that our plants and trees can survice even in very hot summers like 2019. The landscaping covers 20 % of the whole plot and provides habitats for native animals and contributes to the greening of the whole area. The kinds of trees and shrubs planted are attractive the whole year around, e.g. in autumn our maples show us a firework autumn colours and Indian summer.
Top quality is our benchmark
in accordance with our quality policy.
Our benchmark is top quality. From engineering and design to manufacturing and product support, we take a no-compromise stance on standards.
ERWEKA stands for highest product quality, attractive design and bespoke customer support. This is lived by a clear commitment to ISO certification, which we are granted since 1996 with the certification in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.We are clearly committed to protecting the environment and improve environmental performance.
All the materials we use are high-quality, low-maintenance and long-lasting. Suppliers are selected according to a stringent set of guidelines, and all external parts are additionally tested by us. This guarantees that all mechanical parts are sturdy and robust, and ensures measurement accuracy and product longevity.
Our own quality requirements well exceed the legal stipulations. That‘s what defines the ERWEKA standard! Our product series are planned on a long-term basis; our long-term planning guarantees that we release technically mature and thoroughly tested products to the market.
Suppliers are selected according to a stringent set of guidelines, and all external parts are additionally tested by us. This guarantees that all mechanical parts are sturdy and robust, and ensures measurement accuracy and product longevity.