Committed to Sustainability

Our commitment to environmental initiatives and partnerships and our certified environmental measures show: We’re heading in the right direction.

Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is the largest global initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate management. As signatories, we pledge to strategically anchor sustainability within our group in conformity with the 10 universal principles. We support implementation of the sustainable development targets of the UN and the vision of a more inclusive economy for the benefit of humankind as a whole, and all communities and markets.

Science Based Target Initiative

Our path into a sustainable future is based on the latest scientifically founded climate protection targets. As one of 2,000 enterprises worldwide, we support the Science Based Targets Initiative in its quest to limit any increase in the average global temperature to no more than 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels. In line with this concrete goal, we undertake to reduce our CO2 emissions accordingly.

ISO 14001

We continuously improve our environmental performance. This is assured by the certification of our environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001. This international standard defines requirements on the basis of which we can sustainably promote environmental protection within our group. We therefore pledge to use resources responsibly, reduce any negative environmental impact and, in economic, social and political terms, sensibly implement our environmental targets. 

Environmental Partnership Hamburg

As a certified environmental partner of the City of Hamburg, we are committed to promoting environmental protection within our group - and this beyond the legal requirements. With this in mind, for example, we have introduced a comprehensive environmental protection plan, use electricity from renewable sources and also improve our efficiency in applying resources. Day by day, we work together with other companies in achieving Hamburg’s environmental and climate control targets.

Circular Plastics Alliance

We support the Circular Plastics Alliance of the EU Commission in driving forward the recycling of plastic here in Europe. The objective is to further expand the market for recycled plastic along the entire value chain and to develop products that can be recycled technically and economically. Our contribution: We are committed to using 33,000 tons of recycling material annually in our production processes.

Foundation Development and Climate Alliance

Successful climate neutrality depends on joint effort. As a partner in the Foundation Development and Climate Alliance, we therefore cooperate with many other enterprises, associations, communities and many more in supporting sustainable projects in developing countries and emerging economies. By offsetting greenhouse gas emissions, the objective is to finance and implement tailor-made development and climate control measures – and in this way to create a sustainable perspective for local populations. 

EcoVadis

When it comes to environmental protection, we are among the best in our industry. Proof of this is the 2021 Silver Status from EcoVadis, which both DEISS and the entire SUND Group have been awarded. EcoVadis is the world's largest provider of sustainability ratings for companies. International experts evaluate the measures undertaken and results achieved by companies in the areas of environment, labour & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.