Sustainability

Global developments such as climate change, increasing resource consumption and the growing complexity of requirements in the supply chain (e.g. on human rights) demand ambitious action. Companies are being called upon by politicians and increasingly also by society to assume their corporate responsibility and make a positive contribution to sustainable development. The electro and digital industry accepts this responsibility.

With its products and innovative solutions, the electro and digital industry creates the conditions for a sustainable society. In particular, its globally networked value creation can significantly shape sustainable development as a driver of electrification and digitalisation. The German industry is guided in its business activities by the ZVEI Code of Conduct and the following maxims:

  • For us, sustainability is a prerequisite for competitiveness and a driver of innovative business models.
  • With our technologies, we are enablers of a sustainable transformation.
  • We want to determine and communicate our sustainability balance in a transparent manner and maintain an open dialogue with stakeholders from politics, science and society.
  • As an export-strong industry, we advocate global prosperity, which should provide people in all countries with access to electricity and digitalisation.
  • We want to increase knowledge about and awareness of sustainability and empower companies to operate sustainably.
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Companies stand by their social responsibility

ZVEI-VDMA Code of Conduct

Sustainability requirements, especially with reference to so-called ESG topics (Environmental-Social-Governance), as well as high…

Position paper

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Companies stand by their social responsibility

ZVEI-VDMA Code of Conduct

Sustainability requirements, especially with reference to so-called ESG topics (Environmental-Social-Governance), as well as high…

Position paper

ZVEI on the Fit-for-55-Package

The German electrical and digital industry calls for an ambitious climate policy which lives up to the goal of the Paris Agreement…