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 and, going forward, by closing raw material cycles. 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
Closed product and raw material cycles and fulfilment of due diligence obligations in supply chains
Focus on the recycling economy
LEONI's business depends on such critical raw materials from our suppliers as the copper in our 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. Going forward, the automotive sector will thereby be able to close the material cycles.
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.