Sustainability at Swisslog

Corporate governance & sustainability

As a globally active company we take responsibility for our employees, customers, society and the environment.

 

Corporate Governance

The object of corporate governance is to ensure responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship. As a member of the KUKA Group, Swisslog strictly follows the guidelines of the German Corporate Governance Code. Find more detailed information about Corporate Governance at KUKA and Swisslog on the KUKA website.

Corporate Compliance

Responsible Corporate Governance includes sound business practices within a clearly de-fined framework of ethical core values, lawful conduct and internal policies. This self-perception is an elementary part of KUKA’s and Swisslog’s corporate culture. By estab-lishing and maintaining a Compliance Programm and the further development into a Compliance Management System (“CMS”), we consequently fill this understanding with life. Please visit the KUKA website for further information on Corporate Compliance and the documentation of the CMS. The contact details of our Compliance Officers are also publically available so that employees as well as people outside the company can contact them.

Sustainability

Sustainability is anchored in the corporate culture of Swisslog and KUKA. As a future-oriented company, we strive for sustainability in every area – to the benefit of our people and the quality of our products and services. We also do this because we have a responsibility to society and the environment.

Sustainability in all areas 

At Swisslog, sustainability means responsible business practices aimed at protecting the environment and resources. We have a responsibility to our employees, customers and investors as well as to society and the environment. That is why we work hard to ensure that the company continues to develop sustainably. We strive for sustainability in all areas:

  • Social policy
  • Energy, environment and resources
  • Economy

Social sustainability: for employees and society

For us, the health of our employees is of the greatest importance. We strive to create a flexible and healthy work environment. This includes the compatibility of family and working life. This is why we pursue a sustainable human resources policy and encourage work/life balance through options such as flextime work or telecommuting. Swisslog employees regularly meet for sports activities and are encouraged to stay active through "Bike to Work" and other programs.

Bike to work

Social management systems and certificates

To support sustainable development and protect the health of employees, we work with quality management systems that ensure the safety of employees on construction sites, for example. This also includes extensive health management. Our current certificate: 

Environmental sustainability: efficient use of energy and resources

More and more people rely on increasingly rare resources. For Swisslog, resources saving and energy-efficient processes that reduce CO₂ emissions are particularly important. That is why we are committed to energy efficiency in systems engineering through the use of green technologies and products, such as Green Logistics Solutions (White Paper) with the GreenLog label.

GreenLog

Environmental management systems and certificates

Through our environmental management system and energy management system, we ensure that the approach, extent and impact of our activities, products and services are appropriate. That is why we are continuously improving this management system and working to avoid environmental pollution. As a result of the recent activities regarding energy management in Germany, we are proud to use Green Energy in our Swisslog location in Dortmund.
Certificate Swisslog Dortmund, Germany

Oekostrom

Our sustainability certificates in this area: 

  • ISO 14001: The international standard ISO 14001 defines the requirements for an environmental management system. It focuses on a continuous improvement process. ISO 14001 belongs to a set of standards which, among other things, deals with eco balance sheets, key environmental indicators as well as environmental performance evaluations. 
    Certificate KUKA Group
    Certificate Swisslog Logistics Automation Shanghai, China
  • ISO 50001: The internationally recognized standard supports the establishment of systematic energy management as it relates to energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. Swisslog as a member of the KUKA Group implemented in 2016 an energy management system for all KUKA Group companies in Germany according to ISO 50001, to be further rolled out in other European countries. 
    Certificate KUKA Group

Economic sustainability: thinking long-term and acting responsibly  

Swisslog lives the principle of sustainable management: we plan long-term, drive future-oriented technologies and solve problems at their source.

Business management systems and certificates

In order to conduct business sustainably, we opt for proven quality management systems in this context too. Our certificates in this area include the following: 

More information

>  KUKA and Swisslog guidelines for health, safety, sustainability and quality

>  Guideline for personnel policy

>  KUKA and Swisslog Corporate Compliance Manual for members of the Executive Board, CEOs, executives, employees, authorized representatives and suppliers of KUKA worldwide (English)

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