… is an internationally recognized quality standard that allows organizations to provide evidence of their ability to deliver high quality products and services. Quality awareness is deeply ingrained in the Fronius philosophy, is practiced by all our employees in equal measure, and serves to ensure that the requirements of our customers and interface partners are fulfilled.
… is an international environmental management standard that lays down globally recognized requirements for environmental management systems. At Fronius we go beyond minimum legal requirements wherever possible, especially when it comes to our plants, processes, and sites.
… is considered to be one of the most well-known and important standards for an occupational health and safety management system. A safe working environment, healthy employees, and harnessing opportunities for improvement are important criteria for the further development of our company.
... defines as a standard how Austrian organizations and companies perceive their social responsibility. The entire sustainability management system can thus be certified on this basis. Fronius has decided to introduce such a management system based on the international standard ISO 26000.
On September 25, 2015, the “Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development” was adopted by all 193 member states at the United Nations Summit in New York. The agenda, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a universal call for action to combat poverty, inequality, and climate change.
Fronius is aware of the ecological and social impacts of its business operations. We are working on prioritizing our contribution to the SDGs based on direct and indirect impacts.
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
Fronius cares about the health and safety of its employees. In order to promote physical and mental health, medical examinations and advice from the occupational health service and advice from an in-house occupational psychologist can be used. We also make an active contribution to raising awareness among our employees with various campaigns and information materials. More information in the “People – Social Responsibility” section
SDG 4: Quality education
Education plays an essential role at Fronius. A wide range of careers are covered by our apprentice training and the number of apprentices is growing continuously. Every employee is given the opportunity to undertake training and further education. The Fronius education program, which is relaunched every year, is extensive and varied, from specialist training and online courses through to personal development seminars and fascinating keynotes on current issues. Further details can be found in the chapter “People – Social responsibility”
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
Fronius is in a position to make a major positive contribution to this goal. The Business Unit Solar Energy develops solutions for generating and using solar energy both efficiently and intelligently. Covering 100% of the entire energy demand using renewable sources around the clock and throughout the year requires an efficient interplay between the different energy sectors of power, heat, and mobility. Hydrogen will play an important role in this, which is why Fronius is researching various applications and components to generate and store green hydrogen from PV power. You can find further information under “Profit – Solar Energy”
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
The constant growth of Fronius is reflected in the increasing production volume, the ongoing expansion of production facilities and the creation of new jobs. We are committed to attractive jobs with lived corporate values and are committed to respecting human rights, ensuring the necessary working conditions and safe working environments, paying appropriate remuneration and promoting the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining. This and other behaviors are laid down in our Fronius Code of Conduct and are also expected of our business partners. New suppliers are checked on the basis of social and environmental criteria, while existing suppliers are continuously monitored. More on this under “Profit – Business Ethics”.
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
We play a huge role in the local economy and procure most of our goods from Austria and Europe. Innovation is an important driving force for Fronius in order to be able to offer customers even more efficient and resource-saving products and services. In doing so, we are pursuing the goal of ensuring that our products are designed in an environmentally friendly way that goes beyond the legal requirements. More on this under “Profit – Sustainable Products”.
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
Our products are durable, repairable, and resource-conserving throughout their entire life cycle. We make conscious decisions with regard to origin, environmental sustainability, and recyclability when selecting materials and components. The devices undergo a series of tests to ensure that they have a long service life, even under harsh conditions. Further details can be found in the chapter “Research & development”
SDG 13: Climate action
At Fronius, we are continuously striving to increase the energy efficiency of our buildings and processes. By using renewable energy sources such as geothermal energy, biomass, and photovoltaics for heat and power, Fronius is making an important contribution to Goal 13 “Climate Action”. For more details, refer to the chapter “Planet – Ecological responsibility”