At WIKA, the protection of the environment holds a particular significance, which is also reflected in the certification of the WIKA head office to ISO 14001. Thus, the requirements of ISO 14001 are fulfilled in our production facilities in Klingenberg. Comprehensive energy saving and the environmental protection that comes with this, in addition to the high quality of our products and efficient occupational health and safety protection, are equivalent goals. Here, WIKA complies with prevailing national and international environmental laws and regulations and employs the generally accepted standards of technology. Besides the Klingenberg facility, the manufacturing subsidiaries in Switzerland, China, Brazil and India meet the higher requirements of ISO 14001.
To achieve the WIKA environmental goals, each year a department-based environmental programme is created. The implementation of the resulting measures is continuously monitored. The environmental programme is refined continuously within the meaning of "continuous improvement". Fast and successful implementation can only succeed with the support of all employees. They are therefore regularly briefed on the environmental measures taken by WIKA and motivated to act environmentally responsibly in their jobs.
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WIKA complies with legal requirements and other obligations in order to ensure the protection of its employees and the environment.
The awareness of all employees for environmental protection and energy-saving behaviour is specifically promoted by means of training and information.
Environmental effects and energy consumption originating from our processes are consistently monitored and evaluated. Energy consumption, emissions, water pollution, waste, hazardous substances and other environmental impacts are avoided and, where this is not possible, reduced. The use of state-of-the-art technologies as well as a systematic assessment of environmental and energy aspects helps us to continuously improve our environmental/energy performance. Right from the planning phase, the environmental effect and energy consumption are assessed and reduced as far as technically and economically feasible when introducing new products and processes, and when procuring new necessary capital goods.
We provide our business partners with respective information in which they are asked to conduct their business processes and production on an environmentally friendly and energy-saving basis.
Alarm and danger-averting programmes to avoid and reduce accident-related emissions are prepared and updated as and when required. These are based on regular exercises and the coordination with external bodies.
As necessary, WIKA's environmental and energy policy and significant aspects of associated activities are accessible to the public.