Sustainability and Social Commitment

Our understanding of sustainability is based on the values which our company upholds: responsibilty, excellence, innovativeness. At HANNING & KAHL, we regard sustained development and long-term orientation as the means to achieve lucrative and long-term growth. We believe it is our obligation to act in the interest of future generations and we strive towards a balance between mankind, the environment and profit. Our sustainability certification verifies the wide scope of our activities in this respect.


Responsibility towards the environment and human society, careful use of resources, sustainable business activities in harmony with ecology and economy - these are cornerstones of our company policy.

To fulfil all our obligations in this respect, HANNING & KAHL decided in 2001 to introduce an environmental management system to firmly integrate this management system into corporate processes and to continue to develop it. Environmental management aspires to continuously enhance environmental performance and identify new opportunities. Specification of environmental issues and environmental policy; and definition of environmental objectives are vital.

HANNING & KAHL has identified the following environmental aspects as having significant impact on our environmental performance:

  • Use of energy
  • Development and manufacture of products
  • Waste management
  • Use of chemical materials, compounds and produce
  • Emissions into air and water
  • Observance of (inter-)national laws and regulations
  • Staff competence, training and awareness, external activities
  • Emergency management
  • Soil contamination
  • Indirect aspects (e.g. journeys undertaken by staff)