Workpiece – Lukas Mayrhofer, Metal technology/Civil engineering technology, second-year apprentice (photo)

Lukas Mayrhofer
Metal technology/Civil engineering technology, second-year apprentice

Active environmental protection and conservation of finite resources are core elements of the corporate philosophy of voestalpine. Within the organization, voestalpine endeavors to create the necessary prerequisites for continuous improvements in the area of environmental protection and has defined principles in this regard:

Comprehensive responsibility for all products

voestalpine produces and develops products and system solutions in close collaboration with its customers and suppliers and takes ecological requirements, such as a long useful life, conservation of resources, and optimum reusability/recyclability/recoverability into consideration.

Optimization of production processes

In operating its plants and facilities, voestalpine applies state-of-the-art technology as far as economically reasonable and minimizes the environmental impact of its production sites. Efficient use of raw materials and energy is of primary importance to voestalpine.

Implementation of environmental management systems

voestalpine facilitates the development of environmental management systems in its Group companies. The core of these management systems is compliance with environmental provisions and continuous improvement programs.

Employee involvement

voestalpine sees environmental protection and continuous improvement as the responsibility of each individual employee at all levels and in all business sectors. Responsible and expert employees ensure that technical facilities are operated at an optimum level and contribute to continuous improvement through environmentally conscious behavior.

Open and objective dialogue

As a basis for shared, sustainable solutions, voestalpine maintains an open and objective dialogue with internal and external interest groups regarding all environmental issues relevant to the Group. voestalpine particularly encourages a Group-wide exchange of knowledge among all the production sites.

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