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

Sustainability at SCHURTER

Sustainability demands commitment

Sustainability is today a global need. It is not a mandate that SCHURTER has to give to its group companies, but an expectation to actively address the issue.

Soon to be available: the complete family of 400 VDC connectors with housings based on regrowing plants (Green Plastics).

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

Sustainability Report of the SCHURTER Holding AG

For our Sustainability Report, we have oriented ourselves on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 SDGs encompass 169 sub-goals for topics including the protection of the natural world to alleviating poverty.

In dialogue with internal and external stakeholders and in alignment with industry associations and expert opinions, we have identified essential topics and SDGs along our value creation chain. On this basis, the Sustainable Steering Committee has combined the topics into four dimensions which we will report on in the future. We have set specific objectives for the most relevant areas and are preparing more of them. Assessing our impact on the topic as well as the relevance for our stakeholders was key here.

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.

Substance Information


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).


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.


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