NET ZERO by 2040
We us the product carbon footprint of our entire global product portfolio to create transparency for our customers. We act responsibly and rely on the circular economy as a central driver of decarbonization. We ensure a safe working environment. We promote diversity and create spaces where our employees can develop their full potential.
„We aim to operate sustainably, conserve resources and develop innovations that address our customers' future challenges.“ Robert Hauser, CEO Doka.
The cutting-edge powder-coating system has been in operation near the Amstetten headquarters since 2021. What can such a system achieve? Every single step of production can be optimised for sustainability, using the latest robot technology, digitalisation, automation and state-of-the-art technology. It protects the environment and people.
Outside-in or not at all.
The 17 global goals of the United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs for short - address the key challenges of sustainable development at a global level. With our commitment to sustainability, we want to make a contribution to achieving these goals. In 2018, the Umdasch Group signed up to them. Since then, we have been applying the SDGs to our processes and projects in terms of content. They serve as a guideline for us and guarantee that we do not work past global needs and requirements, but actively participate in their solution with our products and services.
Data as the basis for CO2 reduction
Where to start? The best place is ourselves. Because only those who know where their emission sources are located can control and eliminate them. That is precisely our goal and why we are calculating our Corporate Carbon Footprint. First, we focus on our direct emissions, such as the fuel combustion of our company vehicles (Scope 1) and indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, heat or cooling (Scope 2).
Networks create connections
Climate protection in particular is a challenge that we can only conquer as a united and strong community. Partnerships are essential to this success. Together with our customers, partners and employees, we are creating a fair and environmentally sustainable future that will enable everyone to live and thrive. We are open to dialogue, willing to share our experiences, and learn from our partners.
New methods and smart technologies drive major global megatrends
The sustainability of a product is represented by its life cycle: How are raw materials obtained? How are they processed? How efficient and ecological is the manufacturing process? And how is a product recycled sustainably at the end of its life? In our industry, special attention is paid to the use of our products. Quality and workmanship are crucial to their longevity. That is our focus.
Focus on the life cycle
What quantities of CO2 emissions are associated with a product over its entire life cycle? This question is important today, because customers also need to be able to make environmentally conscious decisions. The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) can help provide the answers.
Decarbonization of the construction industry
One thing is clear: concrete construction must become more sustainable, especially with lower CO2 emissions. The use of CO2-reduced concrete mixes can make an important contribution to decarbonizing the construction industry.
To achieve this, we are developing services and solutions that help our customers and partners to find and process CO2-reduced concrete mixes and to use them safely and productively on the construction site.
How external factors influence the earnings situation of companies
Our growth strategy is focused on the future. At the same time, we are holding firmly on to the foundation of our success: a stable structure of resources, operations, products, and staff who are capable of mastering crisis and acting independently and autonomously. Investments in new production facilities and machinery to the latest standards, renewable energy, and expansion or renovation of existing buildings – these investments keep us up to date, environmentally friendly and competitive.
What do we expect from our employees?
Lots of new initiative!
In nature, monocultures are dead ends. In organizations, it is much the same. Diversity is a key driver of successful global companies. Diversity means bringing together different cultures, skills and talents. Learning from each other. Inspiring each other. Diversity is the rich soil in which new ideas will sprout and grow.
Innovations to meet global challenges
Neither costly greenwashing nor blatant eco-marketing will help us combat and overcome climate change and global warming. What is needed are digital technologies, new methods and alternative materials.
Answers to these important social, ecological and economic questions can only be found by working together.
Do you have any questions or suggestions on the subject of sustainability? Contact us - we look forward to hearing from you.