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Environmental and Energy Management System

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härterei Technik GmbH defined and published the following Environmental Policy Guidelines in a statement of policy:

Environmentally oriented management of the operations of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härterei Technik GmbH not only contributes to protecting the environment, but is also a tool for ensuring sustainable, successful development of the company. In this context, there is a direct connection between environmental protection and profitability. Ecological efficiency must be ensured in order to be economically successful. The Board of Management considers the environmental policy defined here to be a key corporate goal.

Entrepreneurial decisions are examined as regards their impact on the environment. When developing and operating equipment and facilities, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härterei Technik GmbH pays particular attention to the economical use of energy and raw materials, as well as to the minimisation of negative effects on the environment. Compliance with statutory regulations is a matter of course.

In the spirit of integrated, comprehensive environmental protection, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härterei Technik GmbH endeavours to involve its suppliers and customers by providing advice and information. Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härterei Technik GmbH seeks a dialogue with the authorities and the public on matters of environmental protection.

Protection of the environment is decisively dependent on every individual. Consequently, if in-house environmental protection is to be successful, it is essential to heighten the staff's awareness of their responsibility, to inform and train them and, above all, to involve them. Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härterei Technik GmbH will qualify its employees accordingly.

Implementation of the environmental policy of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härterei Technik GmbH is ensured by a comprehensive Environmental Management System to DIN EN ISO 14001. The regulations and specifications formulated in the framework of this system are instructions with binding effect on all employees of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härterei Technik GmbH. Internal audits are performed regularly to review compliance with the environmental policy and the procedures and responsibilities documented in the Environmental Management System.