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Field in Pettenbach

Policy Sustainable development goals

Our Sustainability Strategy We develop sustainable and innovative solutions for our customers while striving to make a positive contribution to the environment and society. This is how we can guarantee long-term economic success. We have organized the company-wide sustainability strategy into the following fields of action:
Community involvement and development
1
Labor practices
2
Environment
3
Human rights
4
Fair commercial and business practices
5
Consumer affairs
6
1
Community involvement and development
2
Labor practices
3
Environment
4
Human rights
5
Fair commercial and business practices
6
Consumer affairs
To ensure that sustainability is truly anchored in all areas, Fronius has decided to introduce a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management system in accordance with ISO 26000 and certified by ONR 192500. 
The Code of Conduct is a document in which we commit ourselves to responsible and correct conduct. We thereby strengthen our employees in their independent commercial decisions and actions by establishing clear principles on ethics and morals in business life. We also expect our business partners to act in accordance with this code, in compliance with the law, and with integrity.

Our certifications

ISO 9001

… 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.  

 

ISO 14001

… 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.  

 

ISO 45001 (FORMERLY OHSAS 18001)

… 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.

Sustainable development goals

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. 

Fronius is aware of its corporate responsibility ans is making a proactive contribution to the following goals:

Sustainable Development Goals - Quality education

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 training. The Fronius education program, which is relaunched every year, is extensive and varied, from specialist training and online courses through to character-building seminars and fascinating keynotes on current issues. Further details can be found in the chapter “People – Social responsibility

Sustainable Development Goals - Affordable and clean energy

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

Sustainable Development Goals -Decent work and economic growth

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

The health of all employees is paramount to Fronius. All employees have access to medical examinations and advice from occupational physicians. Various campaigns and info materials make an important contribution to creating awareness and thereby ensuring long-term good health at the workplace. We pay particular attention to the supply chain. New suppliers are reviewed based on social and environmental criteria and existing suppliers are subject to continuous monitoring. For more information on this, refer to the chapter “People – Social responsibility”

Sustainable Development Goals - Industry, innovation and infrastructure

SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Our continuous growth is evidenced by increasing production volumes, the ongoing expansion of production facilities, and the growing number of employees. We play a huge role in the local economy and procure most of our goods from Austria and Europe. 

Innovation is an important source of motivation for Fronius to offer even more efficient and resource-conserving products and solutions to our customers. More about this under “Profit – Operations”

Sustainable Development Goals - Responsible consumption and production

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”

Sustainable Development Goals - Climate action

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”

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Strategy in action

Our annual Sustainability Report provides an insight into how the strategy is implemented in reality.
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Fronius Earth Mission - Sustainability Report 2020