Mission, Vision, and Values
To offer a 360° portfolio of clean technologies and sustainable industrial services to customers in various industries around the world, enabled by our process knowledge, extensive experience and cutting-edge technologies.
To go beyond innovative ideas to achieve an entirely circular economy, where all industries are efficient, clean and zero waste.
Innovation, experience and responsibility towards our customers, our employees and towards our environment.
Our Core Values
In accordance with the principles of the UN Global Compact, all the companies within Christof Industries have committed to certain, immutable values and the highest standards defined in our Code of Conduct. Our four core values are important to ensure the highest degree of trust and quality, not only internally, but also in our dealings with customers, some of which we have accompanied for many years.
Letter from CEO
Since 1987, I have been shaping the environment and the future of our family business with a great team, thinking in terms of generations.
Today we think circular, which is the crucial aspect of how we have focused on energy efficiency, emission reduction, and a healthy work environment since the beginning of the Christof family business. We understood the impact of pollution in industrial plants right from the start.
We saw obstacles as chances to work on improving technical processes and specifications with our clients and partners from different branches. Now we have a window of opportunities we cannot afford to miss. The past year had its challenges. We found ourselves in a dual crisis of climate change and a pandemic. From the beginning of the pandemic till December 2021, we reported 468 cases of Covid-19 in our organisation. This year we didn’t lose any employees due to the virus; we all supported a vital vaccination and hygiene strategy in all countries we work. Critical times like these test us, but they also let us grow more flexible and resilient. As a corporation, we are very aware of scientific developments and forecasts. Hence, we are used to testing the status quo. We know we have enormous responsibilities for our employees, stakeholders, and future generations.
The lockdowns in 2021’s first quarter forced us to rethink the way we co-work. So, we took a big step towards digitalisation and communication. The main focus in the industrial work environment is to keep health and safety as high as possible. Zero accidents policy is our strategy. Our decisions are aligned to net zero & zero accidents.
Not all Christof Industries subsidiaries and partners were able to overcome the challenges we faced due to the pandemic’s second year. As Covid-19 severely impacted South Africa, we could no longer ensure healthy and safe operations, despite our strong local partner. As a result, we divested all shares of Christof Industries South Africa. A difficult decision, but a necessary step to follow our principles as we think and act in a cycle, we behave in a manner that protects the environment and our people, and we create sustainable growth.
In 2021, we established a joint venture between J. Christof E&P Services S.R.L. and M.B. Well Services GmbH. As a result, a firm called Christof MB Well S.R.L was created with the sole aim of helping set the oil and gas industry on an environmentally sustainable path with lower emissions at production sites. This new partnership includes taking responsibility for 275 people despite all efforts for a smooth takeover. Unfortunately, we had two casualties during the transition, highlighting the necessity to do even more for our employees’ safety and health. A new safety program started in 2021, focusing on education and awareness of precautions. In December 2021, Christof Romania was enhanced with more than 500 people on site. We took over a solid responsibility to develop a clean operation in oil fields.
With all challenges of an experienced entrepreneur, I have reason to be optimistic. Not only because Christof Industries has had many order intakes and won numerous projects, but also because the Christof family collaborates strongly on the various obstacles and because we continue to walk the path of sustainability as we all navigate this new era together.
Yours Johann Christof