Sustainability guidelines

Sustainability is a long-term, strategic success factor, not only for Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH but also for our partners and suppliers. Our new sustainability guidelines will actively demand sustainable economic systems.

The foundation of our corporate approach is based on the four values of
corporate culture at Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH: enthusiasm, appreciation,
integrity and discipline. We want to live these values within our company and in
our business relationships. Together with their partners and suppliers,
Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH wants to support and ensure sustainable innovation
and top performance. Our cooperation philosophy is based on mutual expectations
and commitment: in particular, reliability, transparency, communication and
sustainability. The goal of these sustainability guidelines is therefore the
definition of a common performance standard, information work and the
commitment to responsible business.

We expect our direct suppliers and partners  to ensure that their
sub-contractors and sub-suppliers adhere to these guidelines. They are also
orientated towards internationally-recognised principles and conventions
such as the Global Compact of the United Nations (
and the International Labour Standards of the ILO (
Additionally, all business activities in the supply chain must comply with local laws.
 If national legal regulations, international statutes, industry standards and
these guidelines cover the same subject, the strongest statutes must be applied.

I. Working Conditions
II. Environmental Standards
III. Business Ethics
IV. Work Safety Management


Sustainability is based on a three-dimensional concept of economical,
ecological and social development. Those dimensions are interdependent.
With the report “Our common future” of the Brundtland Commission, the United
Nation’s Commission on Environment and Development, the concept of
sustainability first attracted worldwide attention in 1987. According to the
Brundtland Commission, sustainable development “is development that meets
the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs”. Although the report has been published in 1987, the
issue is still up to date.