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Environmental Protection

Environmental statement

For green-minded companies, economical reasonable environmental protection measures are the challenge of the 21st century. The ROFIN-group is committed to future oriented solutions to maintain and save the environment. By providing innovative laser technologies, ROFIN also helps customers to create a basis for environmentally friendly materials processing.

Key Principles

 

Vision:
The careful treatment of the environment expresses our entrepreneurial responsibility and is also a precondition for the social and public acceptance of a company. Within the framework of our economic possibilities we strive for a continuous reduction of the environmental effects of our activities.


Mission statement:
We aim at growing without causing any additional harm to the environment. We use as little energy and raw materials as possible. We take all necessary precautions to avoid emissions and to reduce environmental impact as far as possible and reasonable. We take it as a matter of course to adhere to the official environmental regulations.


Implemented program:
ROFIN has successfully implemented the Vision during the past 10 years and operational headquarters are DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 certified since 2002. Since then, the program is expanded under continuous improvement and adapted to any new requirements driven by our customers or by the authorities (EU and Germany). In the framework of the annual ISO 14001 audits, we stay in an open dialog of mutual trust with the authorities and systematically record, evaluate and document the effects of our activities on the environment. We use the results to define the objectives and measures for improvement to drive internal programs accordingly.

Goals and Results

 

We practice the decision on quantifiable environmental objectives, develop specific measures and check their realization. Our goals until 2022 are presented in the downloadable pdf document below. The described results are based on the normalized performance indicators for power consumption, CO2 emission, waste production and water consumption, scaled to the main influence factor.

Link to Environmental performance indicators

ECO Partnership Hamburg

 

Due to our achievements in environmental protection on a voluntary basis, since 2007 the location of ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH in Hamburg is acknowledged by The Urban Development and Environment Authority of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, as one of the first partners of the initiative “ECO Partnership”.

 
This acknowledgement was achieved by our measures taken to save energy and resources. These include the optimization of the compressed air supply and the heating system, as well as the recertification of our existing environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009, which has been in existence since 2002. With these measures we were able to cut our annual CO2 emissions by over 65 tonnes and to reduce the consumption of electricity by over 30,000 kWh.

The Bavarian Environmental Pact

 

The ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH in Günding is also active in environmentally sustainable economic growth.

Since November 2011, the location has assumed the obligation to engage in a qualified and voluntary commitment for the environment and to take part in the Bavarian Environment Pact. This agreement stands for sustainable growth as well as for environmental protection and is limited to five years. The ROFIN location in Günding has been certified to be fully in accordance with the environment standard DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 and fulfils the 40 criteria of the Association of Handicrafts.