Belimo is firmly committed to sustainability, as reflected in our mission statement. This commitment was further strengthened with the signing of the UN Global Compact. Its principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption are consistent with the values and the code of conduct of Belimo. Resources are used sparingly and the use of materials is avoided that place an unnecessary strain on the environment and are difficult to dispose. The applicable laws and regulations on environmental protection are adhered to or exceeded. In dealings with customers, employees, shareholders, business partners and society Belimo is helpful, honest and fair, open and tolerant, trustworthy and respectful. Belimo aims to sustainably increase the value of the company.
Buildings are responsible for approximately 40 percent of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. As a result the amendment of standards and laws concerning indoor air quality and efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems is worldwide in full progress. Belimo strives to support our customers with innovative, efficient and energy-optimizing solutions.
Environmental thinking already starts with product design. The focus is on sustainable and eco-efficient product development that looks at the entire product life cycle. Auxiliary materials such as solvents, resins, paints or lead are not used at all, or only in very small quantities. Belimo adheres to the RoHS environmental directive, which prohibits the use of substances that are harmful to the environment. Suppliers also undertake not to use any of the banned substances in the parts they deliver.
Production and Logistics
The production, logistics and administration building in Danbury (CT, USA) has been built in compliance with the LEED gold standards for sustainable construction. The Hinwil and Danbury sites adhere to the international environmental management system ISO 14001. Belimo responds to the climate change questionnaire of the organization CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).
Mileage is reduced by means of collective shipments and consolidated direct deliveries to customers. The portion of energy-intensive air freight is minimized on an ongoing basis.
The consistent use of reusable cardboard packaging between Belimo and suppliers saves on packaging materials. Waste is sent for recycling whenever possible.
More than 80 percent of the costs of manufacturing of Belimo products are incurred by a network of suppliers and partners. They make a major contribution to quality, innovative capacity and sustainability. When it comes to environmental and social standards, Belimo is as demanding on itself as it is on suppliers. The Code of Conduct - Declaration of the Supplier is a binding expression of the expectations the company has of its suppliers.
The code of conduct has been signed by more than one hundred suppliers, which equates to around 90 percent of the procurement volume. Both new and existing suppliers are regularly audited on site.
The values and the code of conduct reflect Belimo's social responsibility not only within in the company itself but also in the business environment. Belimo subsidiaries support various local nonprofit organizations, as well as sporting and cultural events.
The employees are the company’s most valuable asset. Their health, safety and satisfaction are high priority. An internal training program provides the opportunity to keep knowledge and skills constantly aligned with responsibilities.