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Environmental management

Respect for our natural environment and the living conditions of subsequent generations is extremely important to Keller & Kalmbach.

Organization

Although Keller & Kalmbach operates purely as a trading company and therefore has only very low environmental relevance, we still place great emphasis on environmental protection.

With an Environmental Protection Officer who reports directly to the management team and integration of the environmental protection system in the QA system certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and VDA 6.2, we constantly work to comply with all environmental laws. 

In addition to this, Keller & Kalmbach has been successfully participating in Eco-Profit, an environmental protection initiative of the German Chambers of Industry & Commerce and the city of Munich, since 2007. We have also been maintaining a detailed environmental balance sheet since this time. We monitor all key consumption figures relating to energy and emissions, waste and water. The measures to reduce consumption that are derived from this are analyzed during regular audits performed by employees of the Chamber of Industry & Commerce or the city of Munich to ensure their usefulness and appropriateness.

In 2011 and 2012, Keller & Kalmbach successfully participated in the city of Munich's "Company Mobility Management" funding program. Mobility management is an approach to influencing transport demand with the objective of making passenger transport more efficient, as well as more environmentally friendly and socially responsible, i.e. more sustainable. Through information, communication, motivation, coordination, and service, employees are inspired to change their mobility behavior and their attitude toward mobility generally.

Environmental protection encompasses all business divisions and should be actively lived out by all employees. This is achieved by integrating our environmental protection concepts into our operational process structures and motivating our employees to act in an environmentally conscious way.

Areas

The following areas are addressed by Keller & Kalmbach in terms of environmental protection:

Disposal of packaging waste, scrap, as well as other waste that is accrued in the offices:

  • Use of reusable packaging in shipping (small load carriers)
  • Use of reusable transport and storage containers
  • Separation of waste through provision of sorting containers for collection of recyclable material


Waste water:

  • Waste water is encountered exclusively in the sanitary area, as no processing or production is performed


Pollutant emission due to heating and use of vehicles:

  • Modern heating systems at all branches
  • Vehicles used are from the latest generation of low-emission models


Energy consumption:

  • Use of EDP equipment with energy-saving mode

Environmental policy

The environment represents an important element in our company policy. With the EMAS environmental management system and the permanent ambition to reduce negative environment impacts, we make our contribution to a better understanding of the environment by ensuring that all employees are involved.

On the basis of our responsibility toward mankind and the environment, Keller & Kalmbach GmbH pursues the following guiding principles in its environmental policy:

  1. Consumption of resources should be reduced to a minimum.
  2. We are keen to optimize energy use at our company and are striving for a greater proportion of renewable energies.
  3. All employees are informed, trained, and motivated with regard to environmental protection issues in keeping with their respective duties. They are committed to implementation of these basic principles, as well as to fulfillment of the respective legal and regulatory duties. The employees are incorporated in concrete environmental protection measures. The working environment is designed in accordance with ecological standards.
  4. We inform our suppliers and customers of our ambitions in the field of environmental protection.
  5. We assume responsibility for future generations.
  6. As a way of continuously improving our environmental management system, we check the environmental goals/programs in regular audits.
  7. Our objective is to reconcile economics with ecology.

The management team at Keller & Kalmbach GmbH hereby declares the binding nature of this policy and ensures that these guidelines are made available to the general public.