The responsible handling of our environment and the sustainable use of its resources are just as central to our ETO DNA as the advancement and long-term development of our employees and the enhancement of their quality of life and that of all people.
As part of our corporate strategy, we are therefore committed to responsible corporate governance that is based on the three pillars of sustainability: economy, ecology, and social responsibility.
Through our actions, we support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
Sustainability is practiced at ETO every day
The photovoltaic plant at the Stockach site produces approximately 1 million kWh of electricity per year and saves 1,272 tons of CO2 emissions.
Sustainability is both a core competence and a vision
Sustainability and efficiency serve as essential guidelines concerning the functionality and performance of our products. As parts of drives, devices, or machines, ETO products ensure a reduction in energy or fuel consumption, leading to a decrease in CO2 emissions while enhancing performance at the same time. The use of raw materials and energy, as well as optimal recyclability, play a significant role in the development and manufacturing of our products.
The ETO Sustainability Strategy outlines a defined course of action that is aligned with our vision of sustainably maintaining mobility for people and ensuring a livable planet by consistently enhancing safety, efficiency, and environmental compatibility through our products. All ETO sites have reached agreement on objective, measurable milestones to achieve this.
ETO’s vision of sustainability
We want to actively contribute to maintaining our planet as a livable, safe, and sustainable place. We do this for our employees and their families, as well as for future generations. To achieve this, we implement the highest environmental, energy, and occupational safety standards and commit ourselves to our social responsibility as a company.
The ETO mission for sustainability
We comply with all sustainability requirements, whether from our customers or from the legislator. We work safely – always and everywhere. We continuously reduce our emissions, taking into account our supply chains as well. We are improving our energy consumption through the introduction of state-of-the-art technology.
Sustainability is part of our development concept
Thanks to the measures implemented so far, ETO already outperforms the industry average in the sustainability rating of the automotive industry. However, this is no reason for us to relax, as our strategic goals are ambitious. The ETO Group aims to achieve climate neutrality at all its sites by 2039 and strives to completely avoid work-related accidents.
Our measures include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the supply chain, the environment and energy, establishing high occupational safety standards at all ETO sites, and improving employee health.
One very fundamental objective is to raise the standards at all ETO sites to the highest level, despite the varying national legislations in some cases.
By 2030, energy consumption is to be reduced by 30 percent, and all ETO sites worldwide are to be certified according to ISO 45001, the international management system for occupational health and safety.
In addition, at all sites, a share of at least 90 percent of local suppliers and reusable packaging for all production material suppliers should be implemented.