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Sustainability

Sustainability is firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy. We focus on sustainable ecological, economic and ethical behavior and have been awarded Gold by the independent rating platform EcoVadis.

Nachhaltigkeit Sustainability approved by EcoVadis 2021 FROX AG

Sustainability at FROX: Gold status at EcoVadis

For our sustainable commitment in the areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement, we have been tested by EcoVadis, an independent rating platform for sustainability, and awarded Gold. With 70 out of 100 points, we occupy the 97th percentile rank and are thus one of the few companies to have achieved Gold status in our category.

Environment

Low energy consumption and resource-conserving behavior

 

Sustainable ecological action is of great importance to us as a company. Our measures are in line with the careful use of resources and the protection of our environment. High priorities include the reduction of CO2 emissions, low energy consumption and low consumption of waste, materials and water.

 

In particular, we strive to increase the share of sustainable energy, taking into account economic efficiency, and to reduce fuel consumption for journeys to our offices and business trips, promoting the use of public or fuel-free means of transport. In addition, we ensure, among other things, the proper recycling of unavoidable waste such as consumables and packaging materials.

Labor and human rights

Equality, diversity and respect

 

We strive to be an attractive employer and to provide a good working environment in which all employees feel comfortable and their individual needs are taken into account. This also includes creating fair working conditions with fair compensation, additional benefits, flexible working time models for an optimal work-life balance as well as training and development opportunities. We also focus on long-term cooperation with our employees, equality, accessibility, diversity and respect. Protecting against harassment, discrimination and offensive behavior is a top priority for us.

 

Maintaining health and preventing accidents is a high priority for us, which is why we take safety and ergonomics in the workplace very seriously. Supervisors and their employees have an equal obligation to support the implementation of health protection and accident prevention measures. Along our entire supply chain, we also pay attention to the protection and observance of labor and human rights and select our suppliers accordingly. We are convinced that only in this way a sustainable procurement and supplier management is possible.

Ethics

Responsibility for ethical and moral conduct

 

As a company and employer, we are aware of our ethical and moral responsibility towards our employees, customers, suppliers and partners as well as society and the environment. Values such as fairness, appreciation, honesty, commitment and transparency are integral parts of our corporate philosophy.

 

Our actions are based on a code of conduct that ensures respectful, trusting and responsible cooperation. All employees comply with the agreed directives and ensure ethically and morally impeccable conduct. The code of conduct includes focal points such as the protection of personal integrity in the workplace and instructions on corruption. The code of conduct is reviewed regularly and adapted as necessary.

Sustainable procurement

Sustainable procurement and supplier management

 

As a service company, we rely on sustainable cooperation with our suppliers, as they have a direct impact on our ecological footprint. We therefore attach great importance to responsible, holistic sustainable procurement and supplier management.

 

Every purchasing decision has an impact across the entire supply chain and life cycle. For this reason, sustainable procurement for us includes procuring products and services where all suppliers ensure fair working conditions and cause minimal ecological impact. When selecting contractors and working with them, we aim to give greater consideration to their performance in terms of safety, health, the environment, social standards and fair business practices. In doing so, we rank sustainability higher than economic interests.

"We take sustainability very seriously. At all of our company's sites, we act in a resource-conserving manner and take into account upcoming changes with foresight. Together, we ensure that everyone is treated fairly and that we, as a team, make an important contribution to the Swiss market, our society and environment."

Jürg Achermann

Jürg Achermann

CEO FROX AG

"It is a matter of course for us to operate sustainably and to assume long-term responsibility, both as a company and employer and in our cooperation with our employees, customers and partners. By using resources carefully, treating each other with respect and standing up for our values, we create the basis for achieving our ambitious goals."

Hans Oberholzer

Hans Oberholzer

COO FROX AG

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