As a family company, we at Röchling stand for value-based and sustainable action. We treat the environment and society as we do our customers, partners and employees: with mutual respect, great regard and considerable trust. We divide our focus topics into the three fields of action Products, People, Planet.
The focus is on our products and therefore our customers. We create competitive advantages for our customers and actively support them in achieving their sustainability goals. Our focus topics:
As a global plastics expert, we are aware of our special responsibility towards the environment, our customers, partners and employees. With our product families Röchling-BioBoom® and Röchling-ReLoop®, we are continuously expanding our portfolio of bioplastics and high-quality recycled materials. Our goal is to reduce our environmental footprint and increase sustainability in our customers’ applications.
Our three corporate divisions Automotive, Industrial and Medical have individual sustainability product portfolios that they are continuously developing specifically for the requirements of our customers in their respective markets.
As part of our materiality analysis, we systematically identified our focus areas. Three points were particularly important: taking into account the know-how of our employees, the requirements of our customers and the specific structures of our three corporate divisions Automotive, Industrial and Medical.
The starting point was to identify sustainability issues that were potentially relevant to us. To do this, we evaluated the content of different sustainability standards and analyzed the most important market competitors in our business areas. The result was a long list of potential sustainability issues.
We condensed the longlist into a shortlist and reflected on it with the help of individual interviews. Interview partners were the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Röchling Group, the members of the Executive Board of the Röchling Group and our three divisions, the members of the Röchling Board Sustainability, representatives of the Röchling Foundation and external experts from industry associations.
In an online survey, we asked all of our more than 11,700 employees worldwide for their feedback on the shortlist. In another online survey, internal specialists and managers rated each topic on the shortlist. For each topic, we asked what positive or negative influence Röchling has on it and how it can positively or negatively influence the company's success.
The members of the Management Board of our divisions reflected on the results in workshops. The resulting conclusions were then discussed by the members of our Executive Board in a workshop.
We are currently validating our strategic focus areas in dialogue with customers in our three divisions.