Sustainability at Gericke

We believe that our long standing success is based on the excellent reputation of our company, which is the result of:

  • the expertise and skills of our esteemed employees
  • continuous innovation
  • outstanding product quality
  • an open and honest way of conducting business
  • high ethical standards
  • obeying regulatory standards and laws
  • careful use of resources

To ensure the continuation of our success we commit to a sustainable and ethical code of doing business, based on the following main pillars:

Environment

  • We increase awareness of our employees for environmental aspects
  • Production & Infrastructure
    • We monitor and take measures to reduce the usage of:
      • Energy
      • Water
      • Paper
      • VOC
    • We increase the usage of renewable energy
    • We reduce waste and recycle:
      • Paper and cardboard
      • Electronic & IT equipment
      • Aluminium cans and plastic bottles
      • Metal
  • Products and Solutions (Design for Environment)
    • We support the sustainability agenda of our customers by:
      • Using recyclable material in our design wherever possible
      • Designing products for long lifespan
      • Providing options for lower energy consumption
      • Promoting alternative system configurations to show energy saving potentials
        • E.g. continuous vs batch mixing
      • Designing systems in an energy efficient way
  • Mobility
    • Traveling & Videoconferencing
      • Due to the global nature of our activities, business travel is a necessity. However we use videoconferencing wherever possible to reduce traveling and CO2 emissions
      • We use energy efficient company cars
  • Commuting
    • We encourage our employees to use environmental friendly means of transport (public transport, bicycles, electric cars)
    • Use home office when and where applicable

Health & Safety

  • We strictly follow regulations and procedures to ensure the safety and health of our employees, visitors and customers
  • We set targets and monitor accidents at work as well as outside of work
  • We define safety campaigns to address individual topics (e.g. eye and ear protection)
  • We conduct emergency and safety trainings (e.g. building evacuations)
  • Our engineering activities emphasize on process, operator and installation safety
  • Our products are built to meet global and local safety standards (e.g. ATEX, IECEx), so they are safe to be used by our customers

Compliance & Business Ethics

  • Code of conduct
    • GERICKE has a Code of Conduct as guideline for all employees worldwide
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
    • GERICKE respects all local laws and regulations and does not support any kind of questionable business practices
  • Child labour
    • GERICKE strictly follows work laws and regulations and condemns child labour
  • Equal opportunity
    • GERICKE is an equal opportunity employer

External Audits

To assess and document our procedures and activities, we certify our activities to the following standards:

  • ISO 9001/2015
  • ISO 14001/2015
  • Responsible sourcing SEDEX (SMETA 4 Pillars)
  • ATEX & IECEx audited production sites

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