Sustainability creates new business opportunities for us and at the same time it is the guiding principle for our own activities. That is why corporate sustainability is a key component of our Group strategy.
Our customers are increasingly investing in environmentally friendly technologies. Therefore, we are specifically developing low-consumption and low-emissions products and processes that can be used to reduce the ecological footprint of factories and achieve sustainability in production. In addition, we are expanding into business areas that support our customers in manufacturing sustainable products for a climate-neutral future. Examples include production technology for wooden house construction elements and our range of products for the production of electric vehicles.
We are strategically orienting our business activities to three primary trends that are of high relevance for our customers: sustainability, digitalization, and automation.
We have identified five strategic fields that are critical for achieving our goals and expanding our leadership in the global market: glocal (global/local), technology leadership, digitalization, efficiency, and life cycle services.
We have also defined four enablers, i.e. supporting functions, which are particularly important for the successful implementation of the strategy:
- sustainability management
- mergers & acquisitions
- finance management
- people development
We are convinced that sustainability makes a significant contribution to achieving our corporate goals. Our → sustainability concept “Dürr Group Sustainability”, organized according to → fields of action, gives structure to our orientation through strategic sustainability goals and measures. In doing so, we have not only improved our own business operations, but also our → supply chain, integrating economic, ecological and social requirements. With our → climate strategy, we have set ourselves ambitious climate protection targets and support the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Climate Agreement. We provide regular updates on our progress as part of our → sustainability report. We also provide → ESG key figures for the environmental, social and governance categories.