Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Since its inception, STRATEC has embraced a personal responsibility towards its people, the community and the environment. A responsible mindset and sustainable operations have been one of the foundations enabling STRATEC to grow from a small startup into what is now an international company with global impact. This philosophy continues to guide the day-to-day work of employees and STRATEC maintains close links to local and regional communities and their administrative structures. Sustainable and responsible entrepreneurial action remain a key priority at our company.

STRATEC divides the topics relevant to corporate social responsibility into three dimensions:

Participant UN Global Compact

STRATEC is a signatory to the UN Global Compact of the United Nations, the world’s largest initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate governance. As a signatory, STRATEC is committed to upholding the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, which include the topics of human rights, work, environment, and combating corruption. Furthermore, STRATEC supports the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 associated goals (Sustainable Development Goals).

At STRATEC, environmental protection is a priority. As such, the company has implemented extensive measures enabling it to meet its ecological responsibility. STRATEC’s business activities are performed in compliance with current environmental legislation, local laws and ordinances, and recommended guidelines.

The company ensures that resources are put to economical use in all relevant processes – from forward-looking, resource efficient product design, via measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through to environmentally-friendly waste disposal. STRATEC’s objective here is to detect savings potential and render this measurable for the purpose of assessing target achievement by working with defined key figures.

As we take our responsibility for climate protection seriously, we have set ourselves an ambitious climate target that is in-line with the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to significantly less than 2°C: By implementing a company-wide conversion to renewable energy, we were able to reduce our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 63% since 2019. Unavoidable Scope 1 and 2 emissions are fully compensated by certified emission reduction projects. Furthermore, at the headquarters in Birkenfeld, Germany, the company has generated green electricity with photovoltaics systems since 2011 already.

As part of our continually expanding sustainability efforts, we joined to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard in 2022, which is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. In this regard, the STRATEC Group plans to translate its existing climate target into a 1.5°-compatible target within a 24-month period (until December 21, 2024) and to have this reviewed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) on the basis of scientific calculations.

STRATEC’s success is driven by its employees with their individual skills, wealth of ideas, and outstanding motivation. It is their work and the resultant innovations that facilitate the company’s successful and sustainable development. STRATEC therefore attaches great importance to personnel development, occupational health and safety, and health-related topics. A further self-evident aspect of STRATEC’s approach involves positioning the company in the labor market as an open, tolerant, and flexible company, which is also internal promoted with strong policies and measures.

STRATEC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. To us, equal opportunity means that we provide the same opportunities for hiring, advancement and benefits to everyone without discriminating due to protected characteristics like age, disability, race or ethnical origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation or other discriminatory factors.

As a company with global operations but regional roots, STRATEC is aware of its social responsibility on both global and local levels. STRATEC therefore supports both regional and global charities, healthcare and education organizations, conservation organizations and associations.

STRATEC’s commitment to upholding human rights is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN Guiding Principles) issued by the United Nations and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Its approach is guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the International Labour Organization.

We see economic operations as a core element of our company’s long-term business success. Our strategic objective is to generate growth that is sustainable, ecological, socially responsible, and permanently higher than the sector average. At the same time, as an innovation leader STRATEC aims to make a valuable contribution towards further technological advances in various areas of life sciences and diagnostics.

  • Efficient product design scheme using forward-looking materials where feasible
  • Innovating to reduce liquid and solid waste
  • Extension of software life to prolong instrument operation

Producer of medical products

The right to a standard of living that ensures good health and well-being is a fundamental human right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations. As a designer and manufacturer of automation solutions for in-vitro diagnostics, STRATEC supports its partners in their mission to improve the health of people around the world. Providing innovative, reliable, and high-quality healthcare products is therefore part of the core business at the STRATEC Group. STRATEC accounts for this responsibility with its comprehensive and certified quality management system.

Quality Management

Our products meet the highest quality standards. STRATEC has established a high-performance, certified quality management system, which ensures consistently high product quality. Additionally, we are proud to present strong audit track records (regarding inspections by customers and regulatory authorities).

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