SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR COMMITMENT!
As a family business with a tradition going back more than 150 years, the future of all our children is especially important to us. For that reason, we at the Hildebrandt Group would like to work with our customers and partners to successfully implement the energy transition. As the market leader in the manufacture of cable drums made of wood, steel and plywood, it is important to us that we not only continuously develop our products and services, but above all develop them sustainably. To this end, we promote recycling solutions and, in manufacturing our products, pay particular attention to a balanced use of resources, such as sustainable forestry. In this way, we want to act as a role model and make our contribution to a future worth living.
Customer satisfaction through high quality standards is our top priority. All production processes are therefore subject to strict monitoring in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001 quality management systems. The production of steel drums and steel construction equipment is additionally certified in accordance with ISO 3834-3 and ISO 15614-1 for welding quality requirements. For load-bearing components and kits for steel structures, we have certification in accordance with CPR EN 1090. In addition, in-house welding inspectors monitor the quality of the welding work carried out in accordance with GSIMV EN 1090.
Occupational safety is a high priority for us: We constantly monitor compliance with occupational safety regulations and continuously develop occupational safety precautions. Currently, internal group occupational safety standards are being implemented for all company locations. The goal is to be able to better monitor and improve the occupational safety of our employees with regular audits in the future.
We at the Hildebrandt Group have understood that our resources are finite and that sustainable and environmentally friendly management is indispensable. That is why we only use PEFC-certified wood from sustainable forestry - the wood is processed according to the ISPM 15 standard, which is defined in the International Plant Protection Convention IPPC. We also ensure REACH conformity for all our products and those of our suppliers.
At the Hildebrandt Group, we base all investments in technology and buildings on their energy efficiency: Investments are assessed on the basis of potential CO2 savings and in future all products leaving our premises will be labelled with a Co2 balance. We also pay attention to reducing our packaging material made of plastic and foils. For our customers, we develop product solutions to strengthen the circular economy. For example, cable drums are to be repaired and reused as far as possible. We are also gradually converting our forklift and car fleets to e-vehicles and we produce our products with green electricity from a regional biogas plant. In the future, we will rely on digital and paperless work in the offices.
As a 5th generation family business, values and social responsibility towards employees, customers and suppliers have been passed down to us. We have anchored these values in our compliance rules. They are respected and honoured. For example, employee satisfaction is an important building block for the success of our company. It is important to us to be an attractive employer. Flat hierarchies, team spirit and the opportunity to take on responsibility are part of our corporate philosophy. At the Hildebrandt Group, the compatibility of family and career is lived, we do not adhere to rigid rules, but rely on flexible and individually adapted models. We offer many additional, voluntary employer benefits for our employees and proudly bear the "Family-friendly company" seal of quality. For example, every employee has the right and the opportunity to further their education. We promote intercultural exchange within the company - even across countries. This is the only way to create understanding for each other, openness and often many new ideas. We also actively live inclusion: we have integrated people with disabilities into our production processes.
We see suppliers and customers as partners at eye level and strive to work out win-win solutions with our business partners. The long-term business relationships created in this way therefore ensure a stable supply chain - even in turbulent times.
Fields of action
Supply Chain & Raw Materials
We only use softwoods from sustainable forestry for our wooden spools.
We use natural resources sparingly and efficiently, consistently optimise our transport logistics and massively expand the range of recyclable solutions.
Climate & Environment
We have a long tradition of environmental protection with a certified environmental management system.
We are increasingly using renewable energy, switching to e-mobility and attaching importance to constantly reducing our carbon footprint. When investing in new machinery and buildings, we pay particular attention to energy efficiency.
Innovation & Partner
We see suppliers and customers as partners at eye level. With long-term and balanced business relationships, we ensure stable supply chains.
Together with our partners, we develop environmentally friendly processes with the aim of saving resources. We are increasingly investing in closed-loop solutions and ensuring that wood residues are recycled in an innovative way.
Employees & Society
Our vision is to be an attractive employer where employees enjoy working. We see health and safety at work as fundamental values.
Our idea is to strengthen the work-life balance of our employees and to treat the natural resource of people with consideration.
ECOVADIS SCORECARD BRONZE
We are proud to have been rated Scorecard Bronze at the end of 2021.
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