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Sustainability Guidelines

Sustainability guidelines for Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH and their affiliates

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 willactively 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 (http://www.unglobalcompact.org) and the International Labour Standards of the ILO (http://www.ilo.org). 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.


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.


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