Corporate Social Responsibility
Our special responsibility as a company
By people, for people
As a global premium supplier in the field of building services, water management and industry, we accept responsibility – for our customers, society, common welfare and the environment. Therefore, in our eyes, responsible behaviour and social commitment go hand in hand with successful corporate development.
For the Wilo Group, corporate social responsibility (CSR for short) means much more than donations and sponsorship. At Wilo, CSR stands above all for sustainable company management: fair business practices, employee-focused HR policies in an intercultural context, sparing use of natural resources, climate and environmental protection, commitment to the local area and responsibility within the supply chain.
As a market leader with over 60 subsidiaries on every continent, we think and act both globally and locally in equal measure.
Hence, we take part in various international and national corporate citizenship programmes aimed at culture, science, education and development aid. However, we also mobilise a large number of projects in our local area in the Ruhr region. Wilo’s culture of socially responsible behaviour begins right on our doorstep. It was at our initiative that a corporate social responsibility network was established for Dortmund, for example. The aim being to integrate social commitment into as many Dortmund-based businesses as possible. We would like to use our experience to help make this new network a success.
We run our international business in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and standards.
We train and motivate our employees so they can dedicate themselves personally to ensuring the sustainable development of Wilo in protecting the environment and conserving resources while also playing an active role in society.
We strive to make our working environment and conditions safe, motivating and innovative for all employees at all our locations.
With our innovative and highly efficient pumps and pump systems, we reduce energy consumption and thus help lower CO2 emissions in the environment.
To continuously improve our products and processes, we follow our Product Development Guidelines, integrated management systems, the Wilo production system and the Total Quality Management method.
We take account of the life-cycle of our products with regard to sustainability factors in development, production, sales, maintenance and disposal/suitability for recycling.
We continuously measure our use of resources and strive to reduce it. It is our goal to minimise pollutant emissions and increase our recycling rate.
We strive to keep any impact our plants may have on neighbours and surrounding areas at socially acceptable levels. We take our responsibility as a corporate citizen seriously.
Contact with stakeholders
Our sustainability approach is based on continuous contact with our stakeholders as well as in-depth, critical involvement in the public debate on this matter.
We encourage all interested and affected parties to support us actively and creatively in our efforts to employ sustainable business practices.