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Environmental protection and sustainability

Sustainable company management and business operations are important to the ZwickRoell Group. We are holistically responsible for our products and processes. We operate our company sustainably for the future of our planet and our children.

We believe that Sustainable actions are the returns of the future and must be in harmony with business success, protection of the environment and social responsibility.

We are a CO2-neutral company

  • In 2014 ZwickRoell became the first materials testing machine manufacturer to compensate for its calculated greenhouse gas emissions through the purchase of carbon offset certificates. Future plans include a further expansion of this ecological commitment. 
  • To offset the calculated CO2 emissions from the company's main site in Ulm, Germany, ZwickRoell has become a member of the Vorarlberger Klimaneutralitätsbündnis 2025 (Vorarlberg Climate Neutrality Alliance 2025). The Alliance compensates for CO2 emissions by means of high-quality carbon offset certificates for international projects such as afforestation programs in Nicaragua or investments in wind energy in Bulgaria. 
  • In 2018 ZwickRoell offset 4,888 tons of CO2 emissions. Included in this are direct and indirect emissions from ZwickRoell's Ulm plant (consumption of natural gas and heating oil, operation of company cars, power consumption) plus defined indirect emissions arising from the company's operations, such as business trips by rail or air, work trips and catering.

ZwickRoell sustainability report

The ZwickRoell Group publishes a sustainability report to inform our company's stakeholders about the advancements we have made for our customers, our products, our sustainable enterprise management and environmental protection activities, and our contribution to the well being of our employees and our community.

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  • 2014 sustainability report of the ZwickRoell Group PDF 878 KB
  • CO2 compensation PDF 422 KB
  • Certificate for social-ecological commitment PDF 422 KB
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