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Corporate Responsibility

Acting responsibly

Reliability, fairness and responsible action are essential building blocks of our business success.

As a modern industrial company, we are actively committed to environmental protection and climate neutrality. We act sustainably, ethically and socially.

Joachim and Jörg Gerdes
(Managing Directors CLAGE GmbH)

How do we fulfill our responsibility?

1. By climate-neutral appliance production according to Scope 1 and 2 (since 2021) as well as the continuous further development and achievement of climate neutrality (until 2030)

2. Through many environmental measures and ISO environmental management certification

3. Through the production of energy- and water-saving electric instantaneous water heaters

4. Through the support of social projects

1. Climate-neutral equipment production according to scope 1 and 2

By supporting and maintaining the KlimaMoor "Am Löh", we contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the preservation of biodiversity.

In this way, we completely offset the CO2 emissions of our corporate processes.

How can peatlands contribute to climate protection?
The bleaching mosses found in peatlands bind CO2 and only release it again over a very long period of time. This positive CO2 balance makes peatlands such an important instrument for climate protection. The Ahlenmoor "Am Löh" is being renaturalised with the help of CLAGE. In the process, the water level is raised so that bleaching moss and eventually peat can form again. This binds CO2 every year - in a completely natural way.

2. ISO environmental management certification

For CLAGE GmbH, protecting the environment is an obligation towards customers, fellow human beings and future generations. The company's environmental management is certified according to the high requirements of the environmental guideline DIN EN ISO 14001:2015.

Our employees are informed in internal quality audits about environmentally compatible behavior in the workplace. Operational processes are viewed holistically, analysed and continuously improved. Many individual measures in the daily work process contribute to protecting the environment and achieving our climate protection goals.

Many small building blocks for one big goal.

  1. Grass paper packaging

    Corrugated board with 30% grass content conserves valuable natural resources.



  2. Pallet packaging without film

    With reusable pallet rubber bands, over 67 km of plastic film are saved every year.



  3. 100% renewable electricity

    The entire company, including production, is powered by green electricity.



  4. Water system for employees

    No boxes, no logistics and no plastic bottles thanks to the Zip HydroTap water system.



  5. Environmentally friendly advertising material

    For printed matter and advertising materials, attention is paid to environmentally friendly and certified alternatives.

  6. Electromobility

    Gradually, the fleet will be converted to electric or hybrid vehicles.



  7. LED lighting

    Almost all conventional light sources in the company (including production) have been replaced by LED technology.

  8. Electric screwdrivers

    In production, compressed air screwdrivers are being replaced by more economical electric screwdrivers.


  9. Energy saving mode

    Many of the instantaneous water heaters are equipped with a particularly efficient energy-saving mode.


  10. Paper saving

    The high level of digitalization in the company avoids a lot of paper waste.



3. Energy- and water-saving products

Since CLAGE was founded in 1951, we have been producing water heaters that use only as much energy and water as is really needed, based on demand.

Our development department has ensured that our instantaneous water heaters have become increasingly efficient since then. The intelligent technology guarantees our customers maximum comfort with minimum energy consumption. Because every kilowatt hour not consumed is the best renewable energy and every litre of water saved is a step in the right direction.

In this way, our customers also help to conserve resources!

E-instantaneous water heaters for washbasin, bathroom and kitchen

4. Support for social projects

In our home region, we are actively involved as a sponsor for various projects. For example, we regularly support equestrian sports in Luhmühlen as well as the volleyball Bundesliga team SVG Lüneburg.

In addition, together with the "Viva con Agua" association, we are working worldwide to ensure a sustainable supply of clean drinking water - especially in regions that are in urgent need of aid. With our donations, we want to improve the living conditions of people in these regions in the long term.

Viva con Agua

Through our donations to the "Viva con Agua" association, we have provided a school in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa with access to clean drinking water, toilets and hygiene workshops.

CloudFisher

In addition, we have had a CloudFisher (fog net) built in Tanzania, which guarantees permanent access to clean drinking water for a school.

And what are our further goals for climate protection?

We have also set ourselves high targets for the upstream and downstream stages of the value chain (Scope 3). When procuring raw materials and supplies, we already give preference to suppliers who attach great importance to environmental protection. Here, too, we want to significantly reduce CO₂ emissions over the next few years.

We want to achieve climate neutrality by 2030!