Communication on Progress 2021-2022 Rich.KLINGER Dichtungstechnik

Participant
Published
  • 2022/04/15
Time period
  • June 2021  –  June 2022
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • Dear stakeholders,

    We are pleased to confirm that Rich.KLINGER Dichtungstechnik reconfirms its support for the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption.
    In this annual progress report, we describe our actions to continuously improve the integration of the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, corporate culture and our daily operations. We are also committed to sharing this information with our stakeholders .
    Our first annual report details what has been achieved so far below results and measures taken.
    Rich.KLINGER Dichtungstechnik continues to support the Global Compact and will be further strengthened in the years to come , continuously work to promote the goals of the Pact and translate them into everyday life actively involved in business processes.

    Kind regards

    Barbara Köfinger & Ernst Schäferpiringer

    Managing Directors

    Gumpoldskirchen, May 2022

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • In order to protect international human rights, we have arranged for all of our
    suppliers to accept our code of conduct and this is countersigned by the highest authority of the respective company.
    Within the framework of our code of conduct we determine human rights and social standards such as wages and social benefits, labor
    times, health and safety, but also our principles on child labour, discrimination
    tion and training opportunities.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • We recently carried out a survey among our supplieres to monitor and evaluate their activities around human rights and encourged them to reconfirm our COC including human rights issues.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • For monitoring reasons we analyse and visualize supplier surveys and their develoment with regards to human rights.

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • Labour principals are part of company COC
    Labour principals are included in suppliers COC
    Labour principals are part of parent company COC
    Labour principals are part of corporate policy
    More consultation of employies with regards to work safety and issues has been enabled last year.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • Klinger Dichtungstechnik had been certified to ISO45001 in the year 2021.
    Furter action which had been carried out:
    substitusion/Elimination of CMR (hazardous) substances
    formalized consultation of emloyies with regards to occupational safety
    various employment agreements tougether with labour union representatives had been set into force
    further implementation of collective agreements

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • The company is evaluated and rated by ECOVADIS on yearly basis and maintaines its silver status.
    Increase in female employment rate
    Number of employer proposals put into place

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • KLINGER Dichtungstechnik takes part in EMAS initiative and therfore is EMAS certified
    specific goals for next year:
    reduction of scrap rate
    product development of a material based on sustainable and renewable raw materials
    reduction of energy consumbtion by increased heat recovery

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • Our company uses electric energy from its own revitalized micro hydro power plant.
    Last year the enviroment emergency procedures had been im proved and trained.
    A reduction in sources of air borne dust had been achieved.
    Additional exhaust devices had been installed.
    Awareness raising measures and trainigs had been carried out.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • External EMAS eco-audit had been done.
    External validation and continious monitoring of emissions.
    Recycle material rate is beeing monitore.
    Training rate with regards to enviroment related courses is recorded and benchmarked.
    We reissued an enviromental statement.

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • To esure business ethics, we have arranged for all of our
    suppliers to accept our code of conduct and this is countersigned by the highest authority of the respective company.
    business ethics are part of company COC
    business ethics are included in suppliers COC
    business ethics are part of parent company COC
    business ethics are part of corporate policy

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • In 2021 an e-learning programm with respect to business ehtics had been rolled out.
    KLINGER Dichtungstechnik participates in ESA (european sealing association) which covers anti-corruption measures and agreements.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • Analysis of above mentioned e-learning programm
    Number of incoming complaints.