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SCHURTER was one of the first ISO 14001 certified companies in Switzerland in 1996.

Sustainability at SCHURTER

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Caring for the environment is a key element of SCHURTER’s corporate culture. We utilize resources efficiently, ensure environmental compatibility of our products, and sensitize our employees and partners to environmental concerns.

Rolf Nussbaumer, Chief Technical Officer, Engineering

Environmental Management System

SCHURTER started integrating environmental protection principles as early as 1990 and was one of the first ISO 14001 certified companies in Switzerland in 1996.

All of the company’s environmental impacts are analyzed, monitored, and improved.

  • We take environmental aspects into account already during product development

  • We fulfil international standards and regulations as RoHS and REACH

  • We identify, monitor, analyze, and reduce environmental impact of processes

  • We employ environmentally compatible packaging material

  • We minimize ecological risks

In addition, a special focus is placed on saving resources, and on reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

Sustainability

The present Sustainability Report is based on GRI G3 guidelines and aims to document the current state of SCHURTER AG (SAG) in terms of sustainability. The Report is designed to serve as the basis for decisions relating to sustainability goals. SCHURTER picked the relevant economic, ecological and social or societal effects of its activities that are caused by the pursuit of the goals.

We have decided to apply the GRI Guidelines, because we want to inform our target groups comprehensively and transparently about our company’s focus on sustainability. The reporting of SCHURTER AG fulfils the advanced application level C. The GRI content index shows the location of the profile details and performance indicators in the fields in SCHURTER AG’s Sustainability Report.

Substance Information

RoHS

ROHS conform products acc. Directive 2011/65/EU, Qualification and Information according Leadfree, Solder material. Product and Packaging Indication, as well as Product overview.

China RoHS

Product overview lists, which will report the fulfillment for use the use of hazardous substances according China-ROHS requirements. (Abbreviation for Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances).

REACH

Since June 1, 2007 the new EU chemicals legislation no 1907/2006 is in force. It is a system for the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, in short “REACH“.

Halogen-free, conflict materials and certificates

Halogen Free

SCHURTER strives to provide customers with halogen-free products. Halogens are mainly used as a flame retardant in plastics. Therefore, SCHURTER employs - wherever possible - plastics without halogenated flame retardants which offer comparable protection.

Conflict Minerals

Mining of metallic and other raw materials is an intensive process involving potential social and environmental risks. SCHURTER complies with all national and other applicable laws and regulations.

Certificates

SCHURTER is constantly striving to achieve and certify its efforts for maximum safety, simple operation and sustainable business practices.
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