Taking care of the environment
In order to constantly improve our CO2 balance, ista regularly revises the guidelines on business trips and company cars, offers fuel-saving training courses at its branches and already uses electric vehicles in some countries. We are constantly integrating other measures to reduce paper and energy consumption worldwide in our everyday working lives.
Environmental management at ista is organised Group-wide through the Sustainability Office at the Head Office and the Sustainability Council, which consists of delegates from all national organisations. Central recording of the important key figures regarding energy, emissions, water and materials gives us internal transparency and targeted management. And we are continually optimising the process for collecting key data for our sustainability report.
Management certifications are an integral part of our quality aspiration in the environmental field. Accordingly, we have had our environmental management certified to ISO 14001 in Spain, England and Turkey. At the same time, we comply with the statutory requirements of the European Energy Efficiency Directive with other certifications in some countries: in 2015 we conducted an energy audit in France to DIN EN 16247-1, which is specially geared to the optimisation of energy efficiency. This is also currently taking place in Poland.
In Germany, we set up an energy management system to ISO 50001 in 2016 and acquired the corresponding certification. In doing so, we commit to sustainably reducing our energy consumption and increasing our energy efficiency in a continuous improvement process. Specifically, we are aiming for a continual improvement of energy efficiency by an average of 1.3 % per annum for ista Germany and for ista International in Germany.
For more information, please have a look at our Sustainability Report.
More information about sustainability at ista you will find on our online magazine INSIDEista.