We are climate neutral and use 100% green energy! Since 2002 we have implemented an environmental management system according to EMAS. EMAS is an environmental managemant scheme based on EU-Regulation, which demands a high committment concerning environmental protection from a company on a voluntary basis. That includes an active involvement of all employees. Our efforts are regularly evaluated by a government-certified environmental verifier.
We want to develop our committment concerning environment protection and sustainability continuously. Therefore we take every hint and recommendation from various customer, supplier and process audits very seriously and will include them if possible.
For the fifth time in a row, our environmental management system was recertified in accordance with EMAS, 2011 for the first time according to EMAS. While our quality management was recertified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. Since our company was founded, we have committed ourselves to our duty towards society and the environment.
You can find out all about the Baden-Württemberg Environmental Award for Companies 2022 here.
“We do not believe that certification is a chore that must be completed. The recertification rather shows that we are on the right track. As a future-oriented company, we are committed to responsible and sustainable use of natural resources”, said Tobias Stengel, environmental and quality management representative. The quality and environmental management guidelines are an integral part of our corporate philosophy and the management principles of our company. The publication of the environmental statement along with the presentation of the corporate environmental policy and the measures derived therefrom is part of the investigative procedure. This means that the certification simultaneously ensures the effectiveness and the suitability of the activities in the field of environmental and quality management.
This also applies to the use of ethic principles in the area of economic activity and free access to decision-relevant information, which we believe is an important component of a functioning society. We are a member of Transparency International Germany e.V., an association whose aim it is to raise public awareness about the harmful effects of corruption and to strengthen national and international integrity systems.
By complying with the applicable internal and external regulations, we want to continue to be perceived by our business partners and society as a whole as a trustworthy company, while ensuring sustainable business successes.
In the “Industrial company with up to 250 employees” category, Michael Koch GmbH was awarded the 2022 environmental prize of the state of Baden-Württemberg.