Our commitment to people and the environment
Sustainability is a big concept – yet one that is often not taken seriously enough. As a well-established, traditional mid-sized company, Eppendorf intends to be just as concrete and consistent in the pursuit of sustainability as it has always has been with its products – just as our company slogan ‘In Touch with Life’ suggests.
For us, that means striving for the shortest distance, the most sparing consumption of resources, the solution that produces the least waste, and the sensible reuse and recycling of materials – but also the careful use of every form of energy, whether electrical power, oil, gas, or the human energy of our employees, customers and suppliers. All these things are the focus of the voluntary commitments we have made to ecological and corporate sustainability. This claim to sustainability is not one we awarded ourselves; instead, Eppendorf SE and its German competence centers have been certified according to ISO 14001.
In general, in every area of the company our workflows are designed to meet binding standards, and frequently we even exceed the legal requirements. For example, we institutionalized our occupational health management years ago, because we know that the most important success factor we have in international competition is our staff.
Our HSE mission
Being aware of our responsibility for people and the environment, Eppendorf strives for active, comprehensive and innovative environmental and health protection as well as the highest safety standard. Therefore, we have had a certified environmental management system in accordance with the international standard DIN EN ISO 14001 for several years. Additionally, Eppendorf is currently establishing an occupational health and safety management system in accordance with DIN ISO 45001. Eppendorf's goal is not just to optimize our integrated management system continuously, but also to constantly improve our performance in the areas of occupational health and safety and the environment over the long run.