Michael Winter

Managing Partner of the uvex group

At present, sustainability is becoming a hot topic on the back of radical societal and technological changes. We are aware of our responsibilities and will seek to meet this societal and technological transformation process head on. Our mission protecting people obligates us to protect the environment as well. We are holistically integrating sustainability in our business processes. For this, we identified four specific focus areas and supplemented these with quantifiable, group-wide goals that are to be implemented at plant level: ecological transformation, social responsibility, the circular economy as a driver of innovation and, finally, a commitment to not harm the environment or human health.

Georg Höfler

uvex group CFO

When it comes to achieving our climate protection targets, we have established a clear hierarchy: the top priority is the avoidance of greenhouse gases. Where it proves impossible to avoid greenhouse gas emissions, it is important to reduce them to the maximum minimum so that, in the end, only the ultimately unavoidable emissions are offset via certified climate protection projects. We have set ourselves the goal of achieving climate neutrality for the uvex group, including the upstream and downstream value chain, by 2045. Additional targets are centred on steadily increasing the use of recycled materials and bioplastics in addition to implementing sustainable supplier management arrangements with a focus on climate protection, social values and transparency.

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