To keep improving our sustainability performance and to target our activities in our holding and investments, Marquard & Bahls pursues a comprehensive sustainability strategy.
This strategy is based on our sustainability commitment and six strategic action areas and supports both the various dimensions of human development as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to which commit ourselves.
The following six overarching strategic action areas determine our success:
To anchor the afore mentioned six key strategic issues in our global activities we use various instruments and measures. To firmly establish responsibility for environmental and social issues at the highest level, the relevant principles are reflected in our HSSE Policy. We develop our internal policies and standards based on internationally recognized principles of responsible entrepreneurship. The basis for this is our Code of Conduct, which is binding for all employees. Other tools include internal audits, the implementation of certified management systems, and a statistical monitoring of key performance indicators (Key Performance Indicators – KPIs). Because sustainability for us is about ensuring our future viability, it will be integrated even more closely into our investment decisions as well as our daily workflows and processes in the future.
Our long-term goal is to more firmly mainstream our centrally defined sustainability management worldwide, and to lend a greater impact to sustainability activities developed at local level.
To keep improving our sustainability performance and more strategically direct our efforts in the areas that are material for us, we have defined specific objectives and derived sustainability measures from them. The following PDF shows an overview of our targets in each key strategic issue of our sustainability activities, including information on what has been achieved and on relevant SGDs. Detailed information on the individual topics can be found in our main navigation subpoints.