Process Materiality Analysis: Ceramic Pipes Segment
The Sustainability Roadmap 2020 for the Ceramic Pipes Segment

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Supply chain and raw materials
Environmental aspects in production
Social aspects in production

1 Avoidance of hazardous substances

  • Analysis of all products for potentially hazardous substances and their impact on human health and nature

2 Availability of clay and loam

  • Risk analysis regarding the availability of raw materials from own clay pits and suppliers
  • Diversification of sources of supply

3 Nature conservation and re-use of depleted extraction sites

  • Development of a standard for own and supplier-operated clay pits
  • Verification of compliance with standards at own clay pits and performance of supplier audits

4 Use of recycling material

  • Evaluation of the current percentage of recycling material used
  • Definition of an indicator to monitor the use of recycling material
  • Evaluation of the increase in the percentage of recycling material used and definition of a quantitative target

1 Energy efficiency

  • Introduction of a new indicator for the measurement of specific energy consumption
  • Definition of a quantitative target for the reduction of specific energy consumption (2016)
  • Establishment of an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001 (2016)

2 Climate protection

  • Compensation of 5% of the annual CO emissions generated by the respective plant through climate action projects by 2017

3 Resource efficiency and waste management

  • Definition of a waste intensity indicator
  • Optimization of the use of ceramic secondary materials

1 Safety and health of employees

  • Group level: Zero accidents
  • Analysis of all occupational accidents
  • Identification of core issues for occupational safety and definition of initiatives on an annual basis
  • Benchmarking of safety measures
  • Risk analysis of workplaces in production (2016)
  • Monthly/quarterly internal audits of all departments (2016)

3 Business ethics and compliance

  • Group level: Zero incidents of corruption
  • Definition of indicators, e.g. regarding the percentage of corporate units audited or ethics training measures
  • Establishment of a compliance management system

4, 6, 7 Employee satisfaction, Active involvement of employees, Diversity/equal opportunities

  • Steinzeug-Keramo participates in all Group-wide initiatives

2 Recyclability, recycling and re-use of products

  • Development of criteria for the recyclability of products; step-by-step screening of products
  • Development of an end-of-use scenario; Cradle to Cradle® re-certification

3 Innovative and sustainable products

  • Group level: Increase of the share of innovative products in total revenues

Material sustainability issues for the Ceramic Pipes Segment


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