We feel committed to the issue of sustainability in a very special way. That is why we take responsibility for our future and that of our future generations.
As part of our sustainability management, we have therefore introduced a number of measures and guidelines that serve both our business partners and us as a guide for implementing sustainable practices.
Environmentally friendly materials for packaging
We use only biodegradable expanded polystyrene (EPS) as a filler for our shipping packaging, 100% of which has already been recycled. This filler can be recycled or used repeatedly. As soon as the product comes into contact with microorganisms contained in water, soil or waste, it biodegrades without leaving harmful residues.
To ensure that our glass thermometers reach our customers in an undamaged state we use robust sleeves made of 100 % recycled plastic. These can also be reused and their size can be modified. The application possibilities of the sleeves are therefore almost unlimited.
AVOIDING PLASTICS IN EVERYDAY OFFICE LIFE
Our plastic delivery note bags have been replaced by delivery note bags made from recycled paper.
Reduction of paper consumption
We already introduced a digital document management system in 2016, reducing paper consumption by 90 %. Reducing paper consumption not only protects our local tree population. The production of a single sheet of paper uses an average of 10 litres of water. In addition, the production of a ton of paper requires just as much energy as the production of a ton of steel.
MANUFACTURING OF GLASS THERMOMETERS
Our thermometers are mostly made of sustainable glass. This material is made almost exclusively from natural raw materials that occur in sufficient quantities in nature and can largely be mined in Germany. Glass is also 100% recyclable and can be reused an infinite number of times without any loss of quality.
THE FUTURE IS MERCURY-FREE
However, we do not only want to improve what already exists, but also to drive forward important developments. That is why we offer our ASTM- and precision thermometers with the mercury-free ACCU-SAFE filling. In this way, we are not only responding to EU directives on the use of mercury in measuring instruments, but also making a decisive contribution to protecting the environment.
THE FUTURE IN OUR HANDS
For the future, we want to further expand our commitment with regard to environmental protection and sustainability, both on a small and large scale, and thus contribute to shaping a common sustainable future.