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Datwyler with further progress in sustainability

14th sustainability report in accordance with GRI guidelines

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Datwyler has made further progress in all its sustainability focus topics. In the new sustainability report for 2021, Datwyler documents its achievements in the twelve focus topics of the enhanced sustainability strategy in the environmental, social and governance dimensions. For example, thanks to various measures, Datwyler has reduced water consumption by some 30% over the past six years. In the social area, the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion and the co-founding of the Alliance to Zero are particularly noteworthy.

Already for the 14th time Datwyler is publishing a sustainability report in accordance with the guidelines of the globally recognized Global Reporting Initiative. To further reduce its environmental footprint and create added value for all stakeholders, the company has enhanced its sustainability strategy and defined twelve focus topics in the environmental, social and governance dimensions. In the 2021 reporting year, Datwyler made further progress in all its focus topics.

"We are working on the twelve focus topics in a targeted manner with interdisciplinary and cross-hierarchical project teams. This way, we are anchoring the various aspects of sustainability in our organization. Sustainability targets now also apply to all employees entitled to bonuses," says Datwyler CEO Dirk Lambrecht.

Responsible use of natural resources

As part of its further developed sustainability strategy, Datwyler is following the Science Based Targets approach and striving for climate neutrality at all its own sites worldwide by 2030 (Scope 1 and 2). In the 2021 reporting year, several Datwyler plants have already switched to electricity from renewable sources. The Indian plant has commissioned its own solar power system. The share of electricity from renewable sources has more than doubled and already amounts to 38%. Accordingly, CO2 emissions per unit of sales have been reduced for the fourth year in a row, by 8.1% compared to 2020. With regard to water, Datwyler has succeeded in reducing consumption by some 30% to 1.5 million m3 over the past six years thanks to various measures implemented. While the volume of waste has increased due to revenue growth, the proportion of recycled material was raised for the fifth year in a row, to currently 74.1%.

Added value and transparency for all stakeholders

With its social focus topics, Datwyler aims to create added value for its customers, its employees and the commu-nities and regions around its manufacturing plants. According to the latest employee survey, 85% of employees are considered genuinely satisfied. To promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce, Datwyler has created a diversity policy and council. To embed sustainability even more firmly in the company, sustainability targets will apply to all employees entitled to bonuses from the 2022 financial year onwards. As a founding member of the Alliance to Zero, Datwyler is committed to healthcare products with net zero CO₂ emissions. Datwyler's sustainability efforts and performance were recognized by the globally renowned rating agency EcoVadis with the silver award for the fourth time in a row. This places Datwyler in the top 15% of more than 90'000 companies from 160 countries rated by EcoVadis. Datwyler has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2009, is part of the two SPI ESG shares indices of the Swiss stock exchange SIX and uses the optingin of the SIX Exchange Regulation for the official publication of its sustainability report.

Dätwyler Holding AG

Datwyler – leading provider of high-quality, system-critical elastomer components

Datwyler is focusing on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and has leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, connectivity, general industry and food & beverage. With its recognized core competencies and technological leadership, the company delivers added value to customers in the markets served. Datwyler concentrates on markets that offer opportunities to create more value and sustain profitable growth. With more than 25 operating companies, sales in over 100 countries and over 8’000 employees Datwyler, headquartered in Switzerland, generates annual sales of more than CHF 1’000 million. The company has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1986 (security no. 3048677).

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