Material efficiency & resource conservation

There is only limited supply of many natural resources, while worldwide demand for them is simultaneously rising. In view of the resultant shortage of resources, we are contributing by using materials efficiently by increasing recycling content and, going forward, by limiting the need of additional extraction and its impact. At LEONI, this concerns particularly such metals as copper and aluminium as well as such plastics as PVC. LEONI is making its products environmentally and socially more compatible – while keeping quality consistently high – through responsible procurement as well as sparing use and replenishment of these materials with limited availability by deploying recycled alternatives.

Key sustainability issues:

  • Responsible handling of raw materials
  • Use of recycled materials

Overarching goal:

  • Limit the need of additional extraction and its impacts and fulfilment of due diligence obligations in supply chains

Our contribution to sustainable development

Responsible consumption and production

Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns

Partnerships for the goals

Strengthening the means of implementation and filling the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development with new life

Our targets of material efficiency & resource conservation

80%
80%

Proportion of production materials procured from suppliers with a sustainability self-assessment

100%
100%

Transparency of material sustainability data and supply chains with critical raw materials by 2023

Focus on the recycling economy

LEONI's business depends on such critical raw materials from our suppliers as the copper in our cables and wiring systems. We have therefore set ourselves the goal of steadily raising the efficiency of materials used and to save resources. We intend to drive measures that increase the use of secondary raw materials and replace ecologically critical materials with sustainable substitutes.

"We are taking measures at our sites all around the world on an ongoing basis in order to lower our energy demand and to cover it in a climate-friendly way."

Making the value chain more transparent

Managing material flows holistically requires, in the first instance, complete transparency within the entire value chain. This means everything from raw material extraction to materials processing and use by the customer through to disposal or recycling of the materials. To this end, we are in close touch with our suppliers and ensure adherence to ecological standards in raw material extraction in line with LEONI’s Code of Conduct for Business Partners. It is furthermore important to us to set standards together with business partners, customers and other component suppliers and to jointly work on solutions in sector initiatives, which means everything from raw material extraction to materials processing and use by the customer through to disposal or recycling of the materials.