Envi­ron­ment / Ethics

Envi­ron­ment / Ethics

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    Woertz AG has been actively pur­suing its envi­ron­men­tal poli­cy for years and intends to con­ti­n­ue com­ply­ing with all legis­la­ti­on in the future. Lots of pro­jects have alre­a­dy been imple­men­ted in this sec­tor and more are plan­ned. Woertz AG will con­ti­n­ue to main­tain this high stan­dard and imple­ment new envi­ron­men­tal pro­jects in the area of ener­gy manage­ment for buil­dings and production.

    Only new tech­no­lo­gies can crea­te signi­fi­cant savings. We are always inte­re­sted in adap­ting new tech­no­lo­gies to save ener­gy. The use of raw con­flict mine­rals is not pro­hi­bi­ted, but works accor­ding to the “name and shame” prin­ci­ple. This regu­la­ti­on is inten­ded to ensu­re that com­pa­nies do not finan­ce armed con­flicts using the raw mine­rals they use so that they do not risk dama­ging their reputation.


    Woertz AG stri­ves to be proac­ti­ve in this regard. Sin­ce mil­li­ons of cont­acts are instal­led in every buil­ding, cont­act resi­stance is opti­mi­sed whe­re­ver pos­si­ble in every new pro­duct in order to mini­mi­se los­ses at the cont­act points, which redu­ces ener­gy requi­re­ments. We think, act and pro­du­ce in a sus­tainable and for­ward-thin­king way for the environment.


    As a Swiss fami­ly busi­ness, Woertz is com­mit­ted to Swiss values: Qua­li­ty pro­ducts and ser­vices, inno­va­ti­on and inven­ti­ve­ness in rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment, relia­bi­li­ty towards cus­to­mers and employees. We act on moral prin­ci­ples and give the best pos­si­ble sup­port to our employees as well as to our cli­ents. Woertz com­mu­ni­ca­tes trans­par­ent­ly and faithful­ly with its stakeholders.

    Woertz AG and its employees com­ply with the laws and regu­la­ti­ons of the coun­try in which they ope­ra­te. Regu­la­ti­ons that are appli­ca­ble in all count­ries whe­re the acti­vi­ties are car­ri­ed out.

    Woertz applies a human resour­ces poli­cy that com­plies with the law and respects indi­vi­du­al rights and indi­vi­du­al and coll­ec­ti­ve freedoms.

    Woertz dili­gent­ly adhe­res to the laws, as well as any vio­la­ti­ons that are inten­ded to pro­hi­bit the free play of competition.

    Beha­viour or facts that can be qua­li­fi­ed, as well as acti­ve or pas­si­ve cor­rup­ti­on, com­pli­ci­ty with exer­cis­ing influence or com­pli­ci­ty with favou­ri­tism, will not be tole­ra­ted by Woertz AG when awar­ding, nego­tia­ting or exe­cu­ting public or pri­va­te contracts.

    Labour and human rights

    The inte­gri­ty, health and well-being of our employees are important con­cerns for us. We tre­at que­sti­ons of safe­ty and health pro­tec­tion with the same prio­ri­ty as que­sti­ons of qua­li­ty, pro­duc­ti­vi­ty and eco­no­mic effi­ci­en­cy. We actively ensu­re safe­ty and health pro­tec­tion in all acti­vi­ties and pro­ducts. A mis­si­on state­ment for safe­ty can only have an impact if it is known to the staff, can be lived and is exem­pli­fi­ed by the supervisors.

    The safe­ty system ensu­res sus­tainable work. In addi­ti­on, it sum­ma­ri­ses the most important requi­re­ments in the field of occu­pa­tio­nal safe­ty and health pro­tec­tion in a han­dy working tool. It is a prac­ti­cal aid for employers and safe­ty pro­fes­sio­nals to ful­fil their respon­si­bi­li­ties and con­ti­nuous­ly impro­ve safe­ty and health in the company.

    We give our employees the oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­ti­nuous­ly impro­ve and deve­lop. We also pro­mo­te know­ledge and rese­arch in the elec­tri­cal indu­stry among pupils and stu­dents with our scho­lar­ship pro­gram­me. By fol­lo­wing the moral prin­ci­ples and giving the best pos­si­ble sup­port to our employees as well as to our cli­ents. Our pro­duc­tion is based in Switz­er­land and is tail­o­red to the spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments of our Swiss cus­to­mers. We will con­ti­n­ue to fol­low this path in the future.

    Sus­tainable procurement

    Woertz AG stands for fair and sus­tainable pro­duc­tion and pro­cu­re­ment of products.

    Our purcha­sing phi­lo­so­phy covers the enti­re sup­p­ly chain and can be tra­ced from the raw mate­ri­al to the end pro­duct. Social, eco­lo­gi­cal and ethi­cal gui­de­lines are taken into account. The purcha­sing poli­cy of Woertz AG is ori­en­ted towards high-qua­li­ty, pre­dic­ta­ble avai­la­bi­li­ty at a rea­sonable pri­ce. Whe­re­ver pos­si­ble, pre­fe­rence is given to sup­pliers who can also gua­ran­tee sup­p­ly logi­stics with opti­mi­sed CO2 emissions.

    Woertz AG works pri­ma­ri­ly with ISO-cer­ti­fi­ed sup­pliers. This means that basic qua­li­ta­ti­ve requi­re­ments must be met. Pro­cu­re­ment takes into account steps to ensu­re the effi­ci­ent use of resour­ces. Even during pro­duct deve­lo­p­ment, empha­sis is pla­ced on long usa­bi­li­ty in com­bi­na­ti­on with recyclability.

    When pro­cu­ring mate­ri­als, Woertz obser­ves the REACH and RoHS regu­la­ti­ons in order to pro­tect peo­p­le and the envi­ron­ment from risks ari­sing from chemicals.

    The use of raw con­flict mine­rals is not pro­hi­bi­ted, but works accor­ding to the “name and shame” prin­ci­ple. This regu­la­ti­on is inten­ded to ensu­re that com­pa­nies do not finan­ce armed con­flicts using the raw mine­rals they use so that they do not risk dama­ging their reputation.

    Alt­hough Woertz Han­dels AG is not sub­ject to the report­ing requi­re­ments of the abo­ve law, we are awa­re of the importance of this regu­la­ti­on for our inter­na­tio­nal cus­to­mers. For this rea­son, Woertz AG stri­ves not to purcha­se any mate­ri­al that ori­gi­na­tes from the afo­re­men­tio­ned are­as and that would then direct­ly or indi­rect­ly finan­ce or bene­fit armed groups in the DRC or its neigh­bou­ring sta­tes. Within the scope of our capa­bi­li­ties and in coope­ra­ti­on with our sup­pliers, we are working to achie­ve the neces­sa­ry level of trans­pa­ren­cy to pro­vi­de our cus­to­mers with relia­ble state­ments. To our know­ledge, we do not use any raw mate­ri­als from the DRC or its neigh­bou­ring countries.

    Con­flict mine­rals state­ment from Woertz AG


    The focus and direc­tion of our Inte­gra­ted Manage­ment System has been deve­lo­ped over many years based on the goals of our cor­po­ra­te poli­cy and has been imple­men­ted in the spi­rit of growth.

    Our poli­cy is based on pro­gres­si­ve and for­ward-loo­king ide­as. They app­ly to our cus­to­mers, sup­pliers, the public and our ope­ra­ti­ons. We com­ply with legal requi­re­ments regar­ding pro­duct safe­ty, occu­pa­tio­nal safe­ty and envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion. For the com­pa­ny, the expo­sed posi­ti­on not only means ful­fil­ling the envi­ron­men­tal­ly rele­vant requi­re­ments bey­ond the legal stan­dards, but also pro­du­cing in harm­o­ny with the local residents.

    Con­cen­t­ra­ting on our busi­ness fields and expan­ding our know-how are extre­me­ly important to us. With our pro­ducts, we aim to take a lea­ding posi­ti­on in the mar­ket and rank among the best pro­vi­ders. Our work is geared towards con­ti­nuous impro­ve­ment and fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment of our qua­li­ty manage­ment system and our pro­ducts, as well as pro­ce­s­ses. We always want to main­tain coope­ra­ti­ve rela­ti­on­ships “intern­al­ly” and “extern­al­ly” and cul­ti­va­te a func­tio­ning qua­li­ty manage­ment system as the basis for sus­tainable busi­ness pro­ce­s­ses. This is how we aim to increa­se the satis­fac­tion of our busi­ness part­ners and employees and win new busi­ness partners.