Sustainability, health and excellent processes
Lohmann compiles guidelines for the efficient use of resources, employee protection and for the ongoing development of the company
Lohmann provides customised adhesive tape solutions around the world for a wide range of applications and in many sectors of industry.
As an international company, the Lohmann Tape Group is in constant contact with a vast number of different people and organisations, and hence to representatives of a wide variety of interest groups.
Sustainable working calls for a common understanding of the different influences being exerted on the company and of the different interest groups.
For this reason, environmental and quality policies were used as the basis to issue guidelines for all employees, which they can use to derive their own individual objectives and as orientation in their day-to-day work. The guidelines also clearly explain to interest groups such as customers, suppliers and neighbours how our values, vision and mission are manifested in our actions.
As a member of a registered chemical industries association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.), we take an active part in the worldwide initiative "Responsible Care".
In the interests of sustainable business, areas such as quality, hazard prevention, safety at work, transport safety and environmental protection are always under scrutiny.This involves actively evaluating diverse requirements and regulations and ensuring that they are met.
Irrespective of this, the continuous further and re-development of products and production processes is to be used to efficiently improve resource usage and for the prevention or reduction of risks. After all, as people working at the company, we must be aware of our responsibility.
Environmental policy – sustainability
Compliance with environmental regulations and legislation – continuous improvement
The protection of these interests represents our yardstick and therefore goes well beyond mere adherence to the relevant environmental regulations and legislation. We undertake to continuously improve operational environmental protection and to prevent environmental pollution.
Sustainable development – preventing and reducing risks
When developing new products or production processes, we take their environmental impact into account from the outset. We always strive to use raw materials and intermediate products that have a less detrimental effect on the environment. In situations where environmentally hazardous substances have to be used, we employ self-contained manufacturing processes.
Processes – efficient use of resources
We optimise our production processes to make the best possible use of resources such as energy and water. We regularly monitor the level of environmental pollution caused by emissions, waste, sewage and noise and keep these as low as possible.
Environmental aspects – environmental objectives
Lohmann regularly inspects and evaluates the environmental impact of each of its sites, particularly in the areas of production, supply and disposal, logistics, development and procurement. We define tangible, site-specific environmental objectives in the management system, establish effective measures for the protection of the environment and evaluate their status and level of appropriateness on an ongoing basis.
Workplace safety – health
Workplace safety – risks
In the interests of safety at work, health protection and accident prevention, continuous risk monitoring and the analysis of accidents at work is conducted to reduce the level of risk even further and to increase safety.
In the case of specific, unavoidable risks at the workplace, it is determined which personal protective equipment is required in order for work to be carried out safely. Proper use of the equipment is trained extensively.
Health – prevention
The health and motivation of our employees are the key to the success of our company. Through good working conditions and quality of life at the workplace, these two aspects are promoted in a targeted manner and thereby also the sustainable increase of innovation capability, productivity as well as product and service quality.
The long-term goal is to support the physical, mental and social well-being of employees by means of a healthy environment and to play an active role in employees' well-being through offerings and measures to improve their health.
Workplace – risk assessment
Existing and future workstations and the machines, tools and materials used there are evaluated on an ongoing basis through comprehensive risk assessments. Based on existing laws and regulations, the entire working environment is optimised with regard to the necessary conditions for the employee to work safely and ergonomically. This also includes workstations for employees with special requirements.
Risk protection and risk prevention – fire protection
The main task of the plant fire brigade at the Neuwied site is comprehensive and preventative fire protection that takes the continuously changing framework conditions into consideration and the detection, registration and evaluation of fire hazards in all areas of the company. The specialist knowledge and equipment found there for the evaluation and reduction of fire risks represents the standard for the evaluation of fire hazards worldwide.
Workplace safety and health – objectives
Lohmann regularly inspects and evaluates the workplace-specific risks and effects on employees in all areas. We define specific, tangible objectives that relate to the work system as a whole in the management system, establish effective measures for the prevention and reduction of risks and evaluate their status and level of appropriateness on an ongoing basis.
Quality policy – process excellence
We are committed to providing the highest quality bonding solutions for our customers worldwide.
Customers - Our links do not fail
We provide customer orientated solutions using our complete value chain
Market - We shape our global markets
We drive innovation, striving to be the prime mover
Values - Our actions are value-based
We are aware of our responsibility towards people, the environment and customers
Excellence - We face challenges, constantly seeking to improve, leading us to excellence
We live our processes enabling us to rise to opportunities and work through risks
Quality aspects – quality objectives
Similarly to the environment management procedure, Lohmann regularly inspects and evaluates the internal and external demands placed on the quality of its products and processes. This allows quality aspects to be defined for all areas of the company and tangible, site-specific quality objectives to be identified in the management system, where their status and level of appropriateness are evaluated on an ongoing basis.
As people are our main focus, comprehensive communication of our environmental and quality policies and the objectives and measures anchored in the management system is indispensable.
Only people who have access to all the information can act responsibly on their own and on behalf of all the interest groups. After all, to us, acting responsibly means creating an environment of trust. We achieve this by fostering an open dialogue with customers, companies, employees, neighbours, consumers and the authorities.