The recent report by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), shows clear scientific evidence that climate change is already affecting every region on our planet, and if we don’t act now, it will only get worse. In times of climate change, resource scarcity and waste overload, it has become clear that everyone must contribute to create lasting change for a more sustainable future. Thus, having a sustainability strategy is a must.
Sustainability ensures we are meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This is not just the government’s job, businesses also have an important role to play in contributing to sustainable development by focusing on economic, environmental, and social factors.
We started this journey in 2019. The first step was to develop a ESG (environmental, social, governance) strategy for the organisation. We used a methodological approach to determine the most important topics for our company. The materiality assessment determined 10 material topics, including 1. Health and Safety, 2. Human Rights, 3. Sustainable Business Model, 4. Sustainable Partnerships, 5. Sustainable Innovations, 6. Climate Change, 7. Energy Efficiency, 8. Education & Training, 9.Waste Management, and 10. Circular Economy.
These topics were then used to develop a strategy for a focused and impactful ESG programme that maximises the value we bring to our stakeholders.
Our Sustainability Strategy
Christof Industries’ sustainability strategy focuses on three corporate principles: to think & act circular, operate green & clean and create sustainable value & growth. Within these three principles, we identified four main areas to create a positive impact: conducting clean and safe operations, developing sustainable innovations, creating sustainable partnerships, empowering people, and supporting the community.
Think & Act Circular
Our sustainability strategy aims to involve circularity in all we do. With our 360° portfolio, we support businesses at all stages in their industrial plant lifecycle. At the core of our company lies research and development, where we concentrate on finding new ways to use resources and prioritise renewable inputs, maximise value and recover waste. The combination of various state-of-the-art technologies interlinked using the next generation of Industry 4.0, paves the way for treating all waste streams efficiently, emission-free and sustainable, powered by a truly circular economy mindset.
Operate Green & Clean
We strive to keep our operations green and clean throughout the entire value chain, by minimising emissions, waste and pollution and maximising efficiency. We want to avoid the negative impacts of our business model on the environment and on society. Health and Safety is, therefore, a top priority to keep operations safe. Our focus on green and clean practices and innovative products not only ensures our own business is sustainable but also enables our clients and partners to improve their environmental performance.
Create Sustainable Value
Christof Industries’ final principle is to create sustainable value and growth by focusing on economic, environmental and social factors. Economic performance and sustainable value creation are important for our business and for many of our stakeholders. Our sustainable innovations create both economic value and environmental value, by generating resources from waste products. We also focus on creating social value by empowering people and supporting the community.
Clean and Safe Operations
At Christof Industries, we ensure our operations are clean and safe throughout the entire value chain. We protect our employees through our health and safety procedures and the environment by minimising emissions, waste, and pollution and maximising efficiency.
Reliable partnerships are an important element in the successful realisation of projects and in sustainable value creation. With our commitment to the UN SDGs, we aim to establish long-lasting relationships with stakeholders that share our values in terms of human rights, health and safety, and sustainability.
To achieve a continuous increase in job satisfaction among employees, we have set extensive measures in the area of evaluation, training, and further education as well as a focus on active internal communication about organisational and strategic goals.
Sustainable innovations are at the core of our business model and our sustainability strategy. With our cutting-edge technologies, the Christof teams around the globe are trendsetters in industrialisation for modern, sustainable, and circular economies. We believe that being able to combine and integrate these technologies is the future of industries and cities.