Oerlikon publishes its 2021 sustainability report


Moving towards a sustainable future

  • Implementation of Energy Management Systems (EnMS) at 12 additional sites, bringing the total to 30 sites, or 54% of the Group’s total energy consumption.

  • 22% of the electricity consumed was of renewable origin.

  • Reduced waste disposed to 31% of total waste by increasing recycling and reuse.

  • Around 72% of our R&D investments cover sustainability criteria.

  • Improved regional diversity in senior management to 21%.

  • Reduction of the Total Accident Frequency Rate (TAFR) by 18%.

  • Increased Code of Conduct online training attendance rate to 97%.

PFÄFFIKON & SCHWYZ, Switzerland, March 31, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oerlikon today released its 2021 Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress and achievements in environmental, social and governance areas.

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“Sustainability is an integral part of our strategy and our technologies, which is reflected in our solutions for customers and in our own operations,” said Georg Stausberg, director of sustainability and CEO of the Polymer Processing Solutions division of Oerlikon. “As we journey towards our 2030 goals, I am very pleased that we have made excellent progress on our sustainability achievements, initiatives and processes in 2021, especially in the difficult context of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In 2021, Oerlikon has demonstrated that it is well equipped to respond quickly and effectively to the pandemic to ensure the safety, health and well-being of its employees, customers, suppliers and communities, and with minimal disruption to its operations and activities.

In Oerlikon’s approach to sustainable innovation, collaboration remains a hallmark, as the company remains focused on extending tool life, reducing fuel consumption in cars and airplanes, improving the efficiency of textile machinery, increasing the recycling of fibers and materials, and pioneering future technologies. In the report, there are numerous case studies and examples of how Oerlikon continues to support its customers with cost-effective and climate-friendly solutions and services to grow their business in key markets.

“We will continue to design solutions that contribute to a more sustainable planet and work more on our environmental, social and governance performance in our operations in pursuit of the 2030 goals we have set for ourselves,” added Georg Stausberg. “We recognize the need to implement improvements on a continuous basis – that sustainability is not a sprint to the finish line but a continuum on our way to making Oerlikon a more sustainable and responsible company for all our stakeholders.”

Please find the online and PDF (download) version of the report on the Oerlikon website: oerlikon.com/sustainabilityreport-2021

About Oerlikon
Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing. The Group’s comprehensive solutions and services, along with its advanced materials, enhance and maximize the performance, function, design and durability of its customers’ products and manufacturing processes in key industries. A technology pioneer for decades, everything Oerlikon invents and does is driven by its passion to support its customers’ goals and foster a sustainable world. Based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, the group operates through two divisions – Surface Solutions and Polymer Processing Solutions. It has a global footprint of over 11,800 employees at 207 locations in 38 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.65 billion in 2021.

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Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi
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