Sustainability as a strategy
Consistent responsibility for the environment and society
Our focus is on the development of products and processes that contribute to sustainable development in industrial processes. Therefore, we prefer to offer our customers products and process solutions that have a sustained impact within the subsequent value chain. The proportion of ECO Range products that make a particular contribution to sustainability in the value chain will increase continuously within the CHT product ranges in the future.
Corner stones for the future
Overall, we have identified and prioritized numerous relevant sustainability aspects as corner stones for our group of companies, which serve as guiding principles for the formulation of our corporate goals for the coming years. With the Strategy 2025, the CHT Group has set the course for an ambitious and at the same time sustainable growth policy. In many subject areas, such as supplier evaluation, optimal raw material selection, innovative product development, corporate social responsibility or resource-saving processes, we do our best in many ways to foster sustainability - every day anew.
„Developing water-saving solutions has become our core technological competence.“
Dr. Bernhard Hettich, CTO
Our guard rails
The United Nations has set 17 development goals that set the course for how humanity will deal with the greatest challenges of the future. These goals are intended to ensure the preservation of the world and economy, but also healthy nutrition and a life free of poverty. To meet global challenges, our society needs chemical innovations more than ever. Many of our developments, and our matching expertise, can help achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
As a responsible, foundation-led business enterprise and as a member of the UN Global Compact, it is therefore essential for us at CHT to ensure that the Group's target orientation contributes to these goals in the best possible way. We have defined 11 of the 17 goals for which we see the greatest relevance within the fields of action we have defined.
Our goals – the „ Strategy 2025“
At the beginning of 2020, the CHT Group developed a new corporate strategy that sets out a consistently sustainable yet challenging path until 2025 - worldwide. The goals for the continuation of profitable growth are divided into financial, non-financial and cultural target areas. All divisional goals and defined strategic measures have been evaluated in terms of their contribution to the above-mentioned UN goals, broken down into sub-goals and measures, and comprehensively documented. Successful implementation has already begun.
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