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Measures for the reduction of CO2
In December 2013, the German Society for the Certification of Management Systems (DQS) certified the environmental management system of the global company, Schüco International KG, at its headquarters in Bielefeld in accordance with the international environmental management standard ISO 14001.
A DQS-certified environmental management system requires a company to fulfil legal environmental requirements, and to specify and pursue voluntary environmental aims within the company. At Schüco, the aim is not only to optimise the internal business processes in terms of their environmental impact. Schüco products and processes should also help customers and suppliers to use energy resources efficiently. To achieve this, the company continuously improves its systems and workflows in close collaboration with its suppliers.
In the international market, the DQS certificate is recognised proof of having a functioning quality and environmental management system. The BREEAM building certification system, for example, requires proof of a certified environmental management system for the construction products used. The DQS certificate is proof that Schüco takes into account and implements all the relevant environmental requirements during the development of its products.
The environmental aims of Schüco envisage a reduction in emissions and the consumption of resources to protect its customers, employees and the environment. To be specific, at the site in Bielefeld, this relates to air and noise emissions, discharges into bodies of water, stress placed on the ground, the generation of waste and the use of raw materials.