Belimo is committed to sustainability and makes this part of its policy. This commitment was further affirmed by signing the UN Global Compact Initiative. The principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption are consistent with the values and the code of conduct of Belimo.
The aim is to use resources economically. The use of substances and materials that unnecessarily endanger the environment and are difficult to dispose of is avoided. Belimo commits to comply with, or exceed, the applicable legislation and stipulations for environmental protection.
In its dealings with customers, employees, shareholders, business partners and society, Belimo is helpful, honest and fair, open and tolerant and acts with trust and respect. Belimo aims to sustainably increase corporate value.
- Belimo commits to comply with or exceed the applicable legislation and stipulations for environmental protection on all levels.
- We make sure that our resources are handled economically and demand that our employees and suppliers do the same. We avoid using materials that represent an unnecessary danger to the environment and are difficult to dispose of.
- We are aware of the energy consumption during manufacture and operation of our products and develop innovative products that utilise our resources efficiently.
- We measure the critical aspects of our environmental influence and enhance our processes continuously to reduce the impact on the environment.
- We strive to supply our customers with products that will enhance energy efficiency in their applications.
Buildings are responsible for approximately 40 percent of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore the standards and laws amendment concerning indoor air quality and the efficiency of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems are being adapted worldwide. Belimo strives to supply the customers with products that will enhance energy efficiency in their applications.
Environmental thinking already starts with product design. The focus is on sustainable and eco-efficient product development that looks at the entire product life cycle. Auxiliary materials such as solvents, resins, paints or lead are not used at all, or only in very small quantities. Belimo adheres to the RoHS environmental directive, which prohibits the use of substances that are harmful to the environment. The suppliers also commit not to use any of the banned substances in the parts they deliver.
Production and logistics
The premises are continually reviewed and adapted for comfort and energy efficiency. The production, logistics and administration building in Danbury (CT, USA) has been built in compliance with the LEED Gold Standards for sustainable construction. The Belimo sites in Hinwil and Danbury apply the international environmental management standard ISO 14001. Every year, Belimo reports its energy and greenhouse gas footprints to the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) organisation.
Mileage is reduced by means of collective shipments and consolidated direct deliveries to customers. The portion of energy-intensive air freight is continuously minimised.
The consistent use of reusable cardboard packaging between Belimo locations and suppliers saves on packaging materials. Waste is sent for recycling whenever possible.
More than 80 percent of the manufacturing costs for Belimo products are incurred by a network of suppliers and partners. They make a major contribution to quality, innovative capacity and sustainability. When it comes to environmental and social standards, Belimo is as demanding on itself as it is on suppliers. The 'Code of Conduct - Declaration of the Supplier' is a binding expression of the expectations the company has of its suppliers.
The declaration of the supplier has been signed by more than one hundred suppliers, which equates to around 90 percent of the procurement volume. Both new and existing suppliers are regularly audited on site.
The values and the code of conduct reflect the accompanying social responsibility not only within the company itself but also in the business environment. Belimo subsidiaries support various local nonprofit organisations, as well as sporting and cultural events.
The employees are the company’s most valuable asset. Their health, safety and satisfaction are high priority. An internal training program provides the opportunity to keep knowledge and skills constantly aligned with responsibilities.
Belimo is determined to conduct its business in compliance with high ethical standards and applicable law. Everybody is encouraged to report violations of free competition, export/import regulations, environmental protection and occupational safety or cases of corruption, fraud and embezzlement. We do not tolerate actions that violate the law or our code of conduct.