Our understanding of sustainability is not defined in purely economic terms. We also take our responsibility to the environment seriously.
The name of WALTER stands for products of the highest quality, measured not only by the result but also by the way in which this comes about. Anyone who works globally bears special responsibility for the world. We are pleased to assume this responsibility for ourselves and our machines. Our systems stand for a long service life, minimal energy consumption and the highest safety for the operators. This also makes them very efficient.
In order to express this self-image, we have joined the initiative "Blue Competence" of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). Its goal is to make the processes more transparent and to bundle the know-how of sustainable companies. Membership in "Blue Competence" is proof of our commitment to sustainability. We let our actions speak for themselves with innovative solutions and optimised processes.
Sustainability Guidelines of the Mechanical Engineering Industry
Our comprehension of trendsetting sustainability is based on the principles of economic success, fairness, respect & responsibility and includes the dimensions of society, ecology & economy. We comprehend sustainable action in terms of the definition of the Brundtland-report(1) and the definitions of the German “Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung(2)“.
1. Sustainability is a crucial part of our company strategy.
2. We create solid business schemes with sustainable values and secure entrepreneurial success.
3. Our technologies and solutions promote worldwide sustainable developments.
4. Sustainable thinking and action are represented in our processes and products.
5. We act with consideration of resources and stand up for climate protection.
6. Our staff is our most valuable asset. We promote engagement and participation.
7. We stand up for keeping the human rights.
8. Our company is a habitat.
9. We take responsibility in our region.
10. We do, what we promise!
11. We actively cultivate the network with all participants.
12. We transparently communicate our sustainable action.
(1)„Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“ (Brundtland-report, 1987)
(2)„Sustainable development means to consider ecological aspects equal to social and economic aspects. Therefore, sustainable economy means: For our children and grandchildren, we must leave behind us a sound ecological and economic structure.“ (Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, 2001)