2020 Sustainability Report

23 Every reporting process begins with determining the key sustainability issues. Our division heads kick off the process by identifying the most important issues and their scope by means of materiality assessments. The subsequent procedure was broken down into several meetings due to the Corona pandemic. First, the Executive Management defined the direction of the sustainability strategy and the overarching objectives for the next two years. In a next step, these objectives were discussed and approved with the division heads. The following are the topics on which we focus in this report. Key sustainability themes Economy Procurement practices Procurement markets Ecology Product stewardship, environmental compliance Remanufacturing and the circular economy Resources and raw materials Energy consumption and emissions Logistics (road traffic, transport and packaging) Supplier assessment accordint to environmental criteria Raising employees’ awareness of environmental issues Social affairs Equal treatment, equal opportunities and equal pay Employee satisfaction Health management Training Corporate citizenship Ethics, employment rights and human rights Supplier assessment according to social criteria Customer health and safety