Long-term growth instead of short-term profits - this has been Fronius' motto since its founding.
With three business units that are completely different in their areas of application, the company has a solid foundation and is therefore more resistant to crises. With durable and repairable products, we not only protect the environment, but also create added value for our customers.
This gives us a competitive edge.As a result, we are growing, and now employ more than 7,000 people worldwide.All figures at a glance
In the Fronius Code of Conduct, these topics are made available internally and externally. Fronius requires all employees to act in accordance with these standards of personal and professional integrity.
At Fronius, we don't just pay lip service to quality awareness - it's a corporate value we live by. That's why we don't just double or triple check our products, we subject them to a total of 13 different endurance tests during the development phase, including an impact and drop test, a dust and salt spray test, and a test of cold behavior and service life. All tests go far beyond the standard specifications.
Nothing is known to last forever. A certain amount of wear and tear is unavoidable even with the best product. Even if it is not often that our products no longer function perfectly, it is still important to us to repair them quickly and to a high standard of quality if necessary.
Already in the selection of materials and in the product development process, we pay attention to the reparability and recyclability of our products at the end of their life cycle. Wherever possible, secondary materials are used in their manufacture. For example, the aluminum components of the Tauro inverter are made from 52% recycled material, which results in 16% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to primary aluminum.
To protect our products from potential damage in transit and to reduce our environmental footprint, we at Fronius take care to select suitable packaging materials and reduce their use. Factors considered in terms of sustainability include the following:
The development of sustainable products and services is an important part of our sustainability strategy. Particularly important to us in reducing the ecological footprint for our product development are the
With the "Sustainability by Design" program, we are pursuing the goal of ensuring that our products are designed in an environmentally compatible way that goes beyond the legal requirements. To this end, we are developing methods and technologies to measure and reduce the ecological footprint of our products.
We take the following steps to achieve our goals:
Following the life cycle analysis for the Fronius GEN24 Plus inverter, one has now also been prepared for the Fronius Tauro ECO, an inverter for large-scale PV systems. The results have been summarized in a white paper and are available here.
As part of our supplier management, both new and existing suppliers are continuously evaluated, monitored and further developed using the following standardized methods:
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria: 100%.
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using social criteria: 100%.