“At Heraeus Conamic, sustainability is not just a side project, it's an integral part of our daily operations for a more sustainable future.”
Leveraging sustainability for positive impact
As an energy-intensive company, we constantly work on ways to reduce our environmental footprint throughout our value chain, ideally to the point of carbon neutrality.
We contribute to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), e.g. SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13: Climate Action
To achieve our goals, we analysed Scope 1 and 2 emissions and started the implementation of our roadmap to significant reduction. We focus on three main levers to reduce carbon emission.
In contrast to reducing our footprint, we work on increasing our handprint. Aware of the influence our actions have, we try to increase our positive impact on the environment and society while promoting initiatives towards sustainability.
With our products we contribute to environmental applications and the development of new energy sources.
These ambitions align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), e.g. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
With our heartprint, we focus on the social and emotional impact of sustainability. Through our Cultural Development@HCA initiative, we actively develop a sustainable high-performance culture. We foster ethical working conditions as well as diversity, equity and inclusion for our employees and stakeholders.
Additionally, we promote managing mental and physical energy at individual and team levels with a holistic approach to movement, mental well-being, nutrition, and recovery.
These initiatives also align with several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) e.g. SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.
Levers to reduce CO₂e emissions
- Energy Efficiency + 50001
- Renewable Energies
We prioritize and increase the use of green energy sources to power our operations.
- Technology Shift
We are undergoing a technology shift to transition away from fossil fuel-based technology. As part of this shift, we are focused on developing environmentally friendly products that contribute to a greener future.
- CO₂ Compensation
Only after exhausting all other options do we implement compensation measures. These measures mitigate any negative impacts to ensure we take appropriate actions to address the situation.