Sustainability in the Ahrtal Valley
A New Beginning to be Proud Of!
Amidst the picturesque landscape of the Ahrtal Valley, our company has placed sustainability at the core of its values. Following the severe impacts of the flood disaster in July 2021, we not only embarked on rebuilding our business but also made the decision to establish sustainability as an integral part of our business practices.
Ecological Focus and Climate Resilience
While the flood disaster may not have been directly caused by climate change, it highlights the increasing need to prepare for climatic extreme events. Our region is not immune to the effects of climate change, and as such, we are committed to making a contribution to reducing our ecological footprint.
The decision to implement a comprehensive insulation system in our rebuilt facility, the use of a heat pump, and the installation of a photovoltaic system with a storage unit starting in the fall of 2023 are concrete steps to reduce our dependence on non-sustainable energy sources and simultaneously minimize carbon emissions. Moreover, our entire fleet consists of electric and hybrid vehicles, promoting sustainable mobility.
SDGs and Corporate Assessment
In line with global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we align ourselves with relevant goals that directly impact our company and the community. Topics such as clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and climate action are of particular importance to us.
To quantify and improve our efforts, we have also undergone an assessment by Ecovadis. This independent assessment platform allows us to compare our sustainability practices with international standards and serves as a guide for further steps in our pursuit of sustainability.
The flood disaster was a turning point for us. We recognize the urgency not only to react to such events but also to take preventive measures. Therefore, we have begun setting internal goals for a comprehensive sustainability management system. Our aim is not only to operate ecologically sustainably but also to act socially responsibly.
The Role of Our Customers
We understand that our customers increasingly value sustainable products and business practices. By integrating sustainability into our corporate culture, we aim not only to minimize the ecological footprint of our company but also to provide products and services that meet the needs of our customers while preserving the environment.
The Role of Our Suppliers
We recognize the crucial role of our suppliers in our value chain and view them as strategic partners on our journey towards sustainability and excellence. When selecting our suppliers, we prioritize long-term partnerships based on trust, integrity, and shared values. The involvement of our suppliers is and will continue to be crucial for our sustainability efforts.
We rely on transparent communication and collaboration to ensure that our suppliers share and support our sustainability goals. We value not only environmentally friendly production practices but also social responsibility and ethical standards. Together with our suppliers, we aim to ensure that the entire supply chain adheres to the highest sustainability standards.
Working in partnership goes beyond the purely commercial aspects. We see our suppliers as an extension of our team and strive to find innovative solutions together to achieve sustainability goals. Our aim is to build a supply chain that is not only efficient and reliable, but also meets the highest standards in terms of environmental and social compatibility. By working closely with our suppliers, we want to create a sustainable value chain that not only strengthens our future viability, but also yours.
Outstanding Working Conditions and Employee Focus
We firmly believe that the key to our success lies not only in our products and services but also in our dedicated employees. Our corporate culture, characterized by a strong team spirit, has proven to be an essential part of our identity. Even after the challenges of the flood disaster, we are committed to providing excellent working conditions for our employees.
Our employees are the heart of our company, and we appreciate their contributions and dedication. To acknowledge this, we not only provide a flexible and supportive work environment but also clear development opportunities and performance-oriented recognition. We aim not only to offer a workplace but also a space where talents are nurtured, and each individual can grow.
In the future, we will particularly focus on strengthening our flexibility and speed. These qualities have already set us apart from the competition, and we are determined to make them a central element of our employer brand. We aim not only to be a company that delivers products but also an employer that fosters innovation and personal growth. The focus is on creating an environment where our employees can not only work successfully but also take pride in being part of our team.
A Shared Path Forward
The Ahrtal Valley is not only our home but also the place where we feel committed to contributing to the global pursuit of sustainable development. Together with our customers, partners, and the community, we want to create a sustainable future that is resilient and enjoyable for future generations.
We cordially invite you to join us on our journey, and we look forward to building a more sustainable future together.
Hartmetall und Werkzeugsysteme Wilke GmbH
D-53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
(+49) 02641 75630