Gränichen (CH), September 7, 2022: With the “Sustainability Status Report”, the Zehnder Group (SIX: ZEHN), a leading international provider of complete solutions for a healthy indoor climate, presents an initial assessment of the status quo of the Group and the forward-looking sustainability agenda.
|As an internationally active manufacturer of indoor climate solutions, Zehnder Group operates in a sector that accounts for a significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions: buildings today account for about 40 % of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. With its innovative solutions, the Group is striving to contribute to achieving the climate neutrality target. It is continuously working to make its products and systems even more sustainable. In doing so, it takes the entire value chain into account – from development through purchasing and production to operation and disposal. At the same time, the Zehnder Group wants to offer its employees a motivational, healthy and meaningful working environment and thus become an even more attractive employer. Last but not least, by acting responsibly, it will be helping the society tackle social challenges and contributing to the creation of a fair and just world.
The “Sustainability Status Report” is an initial assessment of the status quo of Zehnder Group and at the same time contains its forward-looking sustainability agenda. On its way to becoming a systematically sustainable organisation, the Group has identified key principles: “We measure our impact on the environment as well as on society in a fact-based, efficient and transparent manner and take responsibility for it”, explain Chairman of the Board Dr Hans-Peter Zehnder and CEO Matthias Huenerwadel. “We strive for systemic change processes in order to anchor environmentally-conscious and social actions in our corporate DNA as well as to make long-term positive contributions toward creating a future worth living. Wherever we can make more of a difference together, we enter into partnerships with our stakeholders.”
The status report is available at www.zehndergroup.com/en/zehnder-sustainability. It marks the beginning of an ongoing sustainability reporting process. A comprehensive sustainability report for the financial year 2022 with reference to the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is expected to be published in the second quarter of 2023. In the future, Zehnder Group will provide annual information on its sustainability activities and continuously expand its reporting in this regard.
The Zehnder Group improves quality of life with comprehensive indoor climate solutions. The globally active company develops and manufactures its products in its own plants in Europe, China and North America. Its sales activities, spanning more than 70 countries, take place through local sales companies and representative offices.
Zehnder Group products and systems for heating and cooling, comfortable indoor ventilation and air cleaning are characterised by outstanding design and high energy efficiency. The Group is among the market and technology leaders in its segments with brands such as Zehnder, Acova and Core.
The Zehnder Group has had its headquarters in Gränichen (CH) since 1895. It employs around 4000 people worldwide and achieved sales of EUR 697 million in 2021. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol ZEHN/number 27 653 461). The unlisted registered shares B are held by the Zehnder family and persons closely associated with them.