Responsibility we bear
Our contribution to new generations of automobiles.
Sustainable thinking and action are essential components of our daily work. We take responsibility and are committed to living sustainability in our organization out of conviction. Ecologically, economically and socially. As a partner to the automotive industry, we do our part to protect the environment and conserve natural resources.
We make great efforts for energy efficiency, zero emissions and climate‐neutral production, in which we also involve our partners and suppliers.
Our sustainability target
Our goal is to reduce the emissions of our production worldwide to zero on balance by 2027. Based on our customer agreements, we also aim to offer zero-emission products on balance worldwide.
Our plant at Schwarzenbach a.Wald, Germany, where among other things air ducting systems are manufactured for well‐known automotive brands, has been named energy.efficiency.winner 2020. Energy optimization measures at the site ensure that 540,000 kilowatt hours are saved annually. This is equivalent to the annual energy consumption of around 135 single‐family homes.
With recyclate to the closed loop
Closed‐loop recycling is the name of the game. As a pioneer, we are transferring not only CO2 neutrality but also closed material loops into our process landscape. What does this mean? We are increasingly using recyclates in production. High‐quality recycled materials. In this way, we avoid waste and conserve resources. We are expanding the close‐loop approach wherever possible. For example, we are currently recycling painted production.
Respect for human rights
We base our business activities on internationally applicable standards and guidelines, such as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation on labour and social standards. As REHAU Automotive, we have derived guidelines and policies from these standards and the findings of our own analyses. They form the binding framework for action for all employees and business partners and define specific goals and measures. These include, for example, the Code of Conduct for all employees and the Declaration of Principles on Human Rights.
Our ratings & certifications
- ISO 9001:2015 ‐ Quality management
- ISO 14001:2015 ‐ Environmental management
- IATF 16949:2016 ‐ Quality management (automotive industry)
- ISO/IEC 27001:2013 ‐ Information security management
- ISO 45001:2018 ‐ Occupational health and safety management
- ISO 50001:2018 ‐ Energy management
B rating - management level
The non-profit environmental organization CDP places us in category B for environmental reporting. The rating is above the global average of C and above the average of the plastic products manufacturing sector of C.
With a total score of 71 out of a possible 100 points, REHAU once again achieves Gold certification in the EcoVadis rating, placing it among the top 5% of all participating companies and the top 2% in the plastic goods manufacturing sector.