Corporate social responsibility at BENTELER
BENTELER takes on responsibility – and we do it gladly. That's why we develop solutions that make the difference. For our customers, for society and for the environment.
We protect the environment by being very careful in how we use resources and energy. For example, we recycle 96 percent of the waste in the Automotive Division. And the waste heat from one of our process furnaces in our hot rolling mill at Schloss Neuhaus is used to heat public buildings. When it comes to new machinery, we look closely at its environmental compatibility – the new cathodic dip coating system in Puebla, Mexico, for example, has insulated tanks, heat recovery, efficient pumps, exhaust-air cleaning and chemical water purification.
The products we develop and the projects in which we are involved, are also sustainable. Such as our ultra-light and therefore fuel-saving components for vehicle construction. For a project by the world market leader Rioglass, we delivered over 100,000 special tubes to Africa. Rioglass has set up solar farms there to generate electricity from solar energy.
For us, sustainability also means regional involvement. We buy most of our raw materials, goods and services in the locations where we have our production plants. In those locations we also take part in sponsoring and charitable activities. In particular we focus on projects for children and young people, and in education, one such being the endowed professorship in the lightweight design of cars. Our employees also volunteer to help in social projects outside of their job – some have even dressed up as super heroes to visit a children's hospital.
BENTELER makes it happen.
Further information on how we produce first-class solutions with a clear conscience can be found at our Sustainability Report.