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Nanogate Expands Sustainability Management

Nanogate publishes a statement of compliance with the German Sustainability Code for the first time

(PresseBox) (Quierschied-Göttelborn, ) Nanogate AG, a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components, has submitted its first statement of compliance with the German Sustainability Code (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitskodex/ DNK). Nanogate’s statement of compliance will be available for all interested parties to view in the DNK database immediately after it has been audited by the German Federal Government’s Council for Sustainable Development. This expands the Group’s sustainability management and reinforces its long-standing commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

According to Nanogate AG CEO Ralf Zastrau, “Since it started operations in 1999, Nanogate has been committed to sustainability and society both in its core business and in the environment. I am convinced that companies that meet their social responsibilities, focus on respect and integrity and that are ready to show diligence are companies that increase their value over the long term. Our statement of compliance with the German Sustainability Code reinforces our long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility by reporting according to recognized standards.”

The German federal government recommends the German Sustainability Code (DNK). It offers a recognized framework for reporting on non-financial performance that can be used by organizations and companies of all sizes and legal forms. By reporting according to the standards of the DNK, users are meeting the EU reporting obligation for non-financial performance indicators and providing diverse relevant information. “Even though the CSR reporting obligation will only apply starting in 2018, we are now already submitting our first statement of compliance. The DNK allows us to further systematize our sustainability activities and therefore to continue our CSR strategy consistently, which is an integral component of our corporate strategy,” says Nanogate AG Management Board Member Michael Jung.

As the first company in its industry, Nanogate already introduced certified environmental management pursuant to ISO 14001 in 2007. As part of comprehensive certification for the Group, all sites in Germany underwent energy audits in November 2016 pursuant to ISO 50001. Since 2000, the Group has also had quality management pursuant to ISO 90001. Future updating of the DNK statement of compliance has also already been scheduled. Nanogate will continue its strategy of acting as a responsible company in the market.

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Nanogate (ISIN DE000A0JKHC9) is a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components of very high optical quality. The Group employs around 1,100 people. Nanogate develops and produces design-oriented surfaces and components and enhances them with additional properties (e.g. nonstick, scratchproof, anticorrosive).

The Group has first-class references (e.g. Airbus, Audi, August Brötje, BMW, BSH Hausgeräte, Daimler, FILA, Ford, Fresenius, GM, Jaguar, Junghans, Porsche, Volkswagen). Several hundred mass production projects for customers have already been implemented successfully. The Nanogate Group is represented on both sides of the Atlantic with its own production facilities. The Group comprises Nanogate Eurogard Systems B.V., Nanogate GfO Systems AG, Nanogate Industrial Systems GmbH, Nanogate Textile & Care Systems GmbH, Nanogate Glazing Systems B.V. and Nanogate Vogler Systems GmbH, as well as majority stakes in Nanogate PD Systems GmbH and Nanogate Goletz Systems GmbH. In addition, Nanogate has a majority interest in the US company Nanogate Jay Systems LLC. It also has sales companies in the US and Turkey.

True to its slogan "A world of new surfaces," Nanogate is a long-standing innovation partner who opens up the diverse possibilities offered by new materials to companies in a wide range of industries. It aims to improve customers' products and processes and to provide environmental benefits by using multifunctional surfaces, such as those made of plastic or metal, and innovative plastic components. The Group concentrates on attractive sectors such as automotive/transport, mechanical/plant engineering, buildings/interiors and sport/leisure. As a systems provider, Nanogate offers the entire value chain: materials development for surface systems, series coating of various different substrates as well as the production and enhancement of complete plastic components. The main value drivers are the opening up of international markets, the development of new applications for the strategic growth areas Advanced Polymers (innovative plastics) and Advanced Metals (innovative metal enhancements) as well as external growth.