Blue Competence

We are partners of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative. Blue Competence is an initiative of VDMA for promoting sustainability in mechanical and plant engineering and for ensuring that the sector is also aware of sustainable solutions. With our partnership we agree to comply with the 12 sustainability principles of mechanical and plant engineering.


Our understanding of forward-looking sustainability is based on the principles of economic success, fairness, respect and responsibility and includes the dimensions society, ecology and economy. We understand sustainable action holistically in accordance with the definition of the Brundtland Report1 and the definition of the “Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung2 in Deutschland” (Council for Sustainable Development2 in Germany). 



  • 1. Sustainability is a crucial part of our corporate strategy.
  • 2. By implementing sustainable business models, we create stable values and safeguard our company’s success. 
  • 3. Our technologies and solutions promote a sustainable development worldwide.


  • 4. Our processes and products reflect sustainable thinking and action.
  • 5. We act in a resource-saving manner and stand up for climate protection.
  • 6. Our employees are our most valuable asset. We promote commitment and opportunities to participate.
  • 7. We are committed to respecting human rights.


  • 8. Our company is a habitat.
  • 9. In our regions we are socially responsible.
  • 10. We do what we promise! 


  • 11. We actively cultivate dialogue with all participants.
  • 12. We communicate our sustainable action in a clear manner.                                                           

1 “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Brundtland Report, 1987) 
2 “Sustainable development means to consider ecological aspects on the same level as social and economic aspects. In other words, operating in a sustainable manner means: We must leave behind an intact ecological and economic structure for our children and grandchildren.” (Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, 2001)