SCHURTER has been demonstrating its commitment to sustainability for a long time - and, from certain viewpoints, far surpassing that of healthy development with respect to both economic and environmental aspects. Sustainability also determines its social commitment and our principles of leadership. At SCHURTER, the focus is on technology - but always with regard for people. For this reason SCHURTER AG has written a sustainability report for the first time in 2014.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), founded in 1997, developed globally-applicable quality criteria for sustainability reporting in order to make sustainability reports comparable around the world. The present Sustainability Report is based on GRI G3 guidelines and aims to document the current state of SCHURTER AG (SAG) in terms of sustainability. As SAG's first Sustainability Report in this form, it relates to the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Report is designed to serve as the basis for decisions relating to sustainability goals. At the same time, it represents a benchmark against which future data can be compared.
This will make it possible to ascertain whether measures that have been taken are having the desired effect, whether defined targets are on track, as well as the extent to which further adjustments are necessary. To map these developments, a report cycle of three years is planned. The key parameters will, however, be recorded and evaluated annually. The Report focuses not on the SCHURTER Group, it - when not otherwise specified - documents the situation at SCHURTER AG.