Long-term thinking. Responsible actions.
For IPETRONIK, responsibility means thinking economically, ecologically, and socially at the same time. We aim to create strong values, provide fair working conditions, and preserve environment and resources.
Environmental and energy policy
IPETRONIK's core and values are based on the environmental optimization of technical components and processes. Environmental protection, nature and resource conservation are in the DNA of our company. Our products and services cover almost all aspects of environmental optimization. This is particularly evident in the automotive sector, which is one of our main areas of activity. Here there are many opportunities for environmental improvements in future-oriented developments and trials.
Another central component of our corporate environmental protection strategy is our environmental management system, which has been certified in accordance with the international ISO 14001 standard since July 2021. Further information on this can be found here.
For our employees
Our employees are important to us. Most of them have worked for IPETRONIK for many years. Due to the high demands of our customers and the complexity of their tasks, it is vital that our employees like working for us and stay with the company. This is why we provide a great working evironment with flat hierarchies and a lot of room for creativity and personal development. In addition to that, we offer a company pension scheme, additional contributions for health insurance, and tax-free benefits for capital accumulation.
We consider it our duty to protect the environment and reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gases, and waste as much as possible. In order to improve our energy balance, we have installed a solar system on the roof of the three big development and production halls at our headquarters in Baden-Baden together with some of our employees. The energy of its 210 kWp output is directly fed into our test benches.
Carbon-neutral vehicle fleet and CO2 compensation
In order to reduce CO2 emissions, we avoid business trips to other locations, customers and business partners whenever possible and hold virtual meetings. We are proud to say that our vehicle fleet is climate neutral, as we have offset the cumulative greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle fleet by purchasing CO2 certificates in 2019 and again in 2020. We are currently supporting a drinking water well project in Gatsibo, Rwanda. You can find more information here (German).
In order to contribute our share, we help the Lebenshilfe Baden-Baden to get in touch with our employees and present their projects. We support the exchange and are happy to see our employees volunteer their time for a good cause. If you are interested in the work of the Lebenshilfe, Marion Emig will be glad to assist you.
In the course of developing a sustainability strategy, we highlight and discuss various sustainability criteria - based on the three-pillar model of sustainable development. In doing so, we are guided by the 20 guidelines of the German Sustainability Code (DNK) and the CSR Directive Implementation Act. Taking into account our corporate vision and strategy, namely the intelligent use of energy resources and the reduction of energy consumption in mobility, we have created this Sustainability Report, which we offer for download here.