• Sustainability at LEONI

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Sustainability

Sustainability strategy

Sustainable value creation is a cornerstone of LEONI's business operations. Our sustainability strategy is based on three pillars:

Economic responsibility

Social responsibility

Ecological responsibility

As a global provider of products, solutions and services for energy and data management to the automotive sector and other industries, sustainability is an especially important concept for LEONI. We consider this concept to mean long-term, profitable business development (economic component) on the one hand, and a commitment to honoring our social and ecological responsibilities on the other. Our aim is to reconcile the various requirements that arise in these three separate domains. In adopting this approach, we seek to ensure stability, secure the future of our company, and contribute to the sustainable development of the economy and of society.

LEONI sustainability management is founded on our voluntary commitments as well as internationally valid guidelines. As a global company, LEONI has made it its mission to ensure observance of human rights, environmental protection and recognises labour standards at all LEONI facilities worldwide. In particular, the Group-wide requirements of the LEONI Code of Conduct and the LEONI Social Charter are essential. Both divisions also have environmental protection and occupational safety management systems in place that are aligned with the ISO 14001 (environmental protection), EMAS and ISO 50001 (energy management) as well as ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety) standards.


Goals/CSR Strategy

Our CSR Alignment 2030 has been in place since 2019. The program provides a strategic framework for the comprehensive, structured and stringent further development of the key non-financial topics at LEONI. It sets out targets, measures and key performance indicators for the areas of employee concerns, environmental concerns, respect for human rights and compliance. Against the backdrop of the dynamics in sustainability management, legal developments and the growing requirements of our stakeholders, we will fundamentally review our sustainability strategy and activities in 2021 as part of a strategy and implementation project and adjust them if necessary. In particular, our climate strategy will be revised.

Our CSR Alignment 2030 has been in place since 2019. The program provides a strategic framework for the comprehensive, structured and stringent further development of the key non-financial topics at LEONI. It sets out targets, measures and key performance indicators for the areas of employee concerns, environmental concerns, respect for human rights and compliance. Against the backdrop of the dynamics in sustainability management, legal developments and the growing requirements of our stakeholders, we will fundamentally review our sustainability strategy and activities in 2021 as part of a strategy and implementation project and adjust them if necessary. In particular, our climate strategy will be revised.


Reporting

LEONI joined the UN Global Compact initiative in 2011. The UN Global Compact is based on principles that pursue the vision of an inclusive, sustainable and resource-saving global economy that benefits all people and markets.

We base our UN Global Compact reporting on the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) strive to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

LEONI works actively towards achieving the SDGs with direct impact our company and those where we are able to generate the greatest added value. By recognising the SDGs, we guarantee transparency, comparability and traceability in the implementation of our operative and strategic sustainability management.

The diagram below provides an overview which areas LEONI is particularly engaged in.

LEONI AG supports the Sustainable Development Goals

No poverty

As a company operating on a global scale, LEONI is also domiciled in a number of developing and emerging economies. The company‘s presence here constitutes a key investment in the economy of the respective  countries, and helps to combat poverty and contribute towards sustainable development in these nations.

Good health and well-being

LEONI offers a growing portfolio in the field of healthcare with individualised service provision. We also make every effort to ensure the health and safety of everyone who works for or with LEONI. Compliance with all legal obligations on safety at work and other requirements is the basis for our activities and the applicable national standards are minimum requirements in this respect.

Quality education

LEONI actively pursues the goal of offering all of its employees an interesting, supportive and constructive working environment. A diverse programme of vocational and further training offers everyone the chance to develop both specialist and interdisciplinary skills. LEONI also maintains numerous partnerships with higher education and research institutions, while also actively engaging in community projects at many of its locations worldwide – such as the construction of kindergartens or making improvements in the local educational infrastructure.

Gender equality

LEONI actively pursues gender equality throughout the company and at all levels. As well as support activities for women, we are also striving to achieve appropriate representation of women in management positions.

Affordable and clean energy

With numerous products, system solutions and services, LEONI makes it possible to operate more energy-efficiently and conserve resources, reduce emissions and thus lower the environmental impact. Alternative drive concepts for the mobility of the future, such as hybrid systems, electric motors and fuel cells, form a central component.  In this way, we are doing our part to reduce the huge stresses placed on our environment by climate change and CO2 emissions, for example.

Decent work and economic growth

LEONI believes that the goals of economic and technological competitiveness can be pursued while ensuring cooperative conflict management and discharging its social duties. As a basic rule, LEONI creates a working environment free of prejudice in which no-one suffers discrimination. Corresponding instructions are set out in company-internal policies and external codes of conduct to which LEONI is a signatory party.

Less inequalities

At all of its locations around the world, LEONI guarantees a friendly company culture based on integration and mutual respect. Here, we are also especially keen to ensure the right of our employees to equal opportunities and equal treatment. LEONI has a zero-tolerance policy to any kind of discrimination, harassment, bullying or intimidation.

Sustainable cities and communities

With its various products, system solutions and services, LEONI makes it possible to operate more energy-efficiently and conserve resources, reduce emissions and thus lower the environmental impact in cities and communities. We offer preliminary products or components for sustainable end-use applications – such as in the solar or rail transport technology industries. Individual energy efficiency products are already  being implemented at some of our locations – with one example being the installation of innovative solar energy panels.

Sustainable consumption and production

LEONI considers an instrumental part of our strategy for the sustainable growth of our company to be the responsible handling of energy and natural resources. Corresponding codes of conduct are anchored firmly in our internal company policies. We therefore do our part as a company to minimise the impact on nature, the climate and the environment.

Climate protection measures

We regard climate and environmental protection as an important corporate objective and strive to minimise the impact of our activities on nature. Through environmental initiatives, we continuously improve the use of water, energy, raw materials and materials at our plants.

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Responsible action within the law is an essential prerequisite for sustainable business development. Our Group-internal Guidelines offer a clear and unambiguous set of anti-corruption measures. LEONI also maintains a responsible approach to the handling of suspected conflict minerals.

In addition to the Sustainability Report, as a stock corporation we report in accordance with the CSR Guidelines Implementation Law (CSR-RUG). Our non-financial Group declaration can be read in the Annual Report. We also provide information to customers and other stakeholders by participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and various portals such as EcoVadis and NQC.


Organisation and contact partners

LEONI has had a Group-wide Sustainability Management system in place since 2016. This system, which operates at the three separate levels (see figure below), provides uniform reporting for the Group and is responsible for the strategic development of sustainability aspects.

Contact

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on corporate-sustainability@leoni.com. We would also very much welcome your ideas, comments and suggestions.


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