Sustainabilty Strategy

Being sustainable means thinking and dealing responsibly over the long term. This principle forms the basis of our corporate policy – ultimately, the buildings constructed using our materials will outlast several generations and greatly influence the health and wellbeing of the people that live in them. Xella’s tradition and corporate culture are synonymous with the preservation of values and the simultaneous pursuit of environmental and social progress.

Over the past several years we have increasingly dedicated ourselves to the topic of sustainability in an even more structured manner. For example, with a wide range of internal projects, a new organizational structure that raises our efforts in the field of sustainability to a whole new level and – not least – our comprehensive communication of issues relating to sustainability.

We always strive to set trends and provide an innovative boost for new technologies and improved standards in our sector. As one of just a few German building material manufacturers we undertake fundamental research in-house.

At our Research and Development Center we are involved in a wide range of projects that will underscore the long-term orientation of our company.

All of Xella’s products must always fulfill the requirements relating to sustainability. That’s why we never bring products to market that do not meet the criteria* laid down by the Xella Research and Development Center in terms of product safety, health protection and environmental compatibility – or that have not been approved by the center. And we are not talking about fulfilling statutory requirements here. At Xella, products that do not comply with our sustainability standards – perhaps because they contain legally permitted substances that may still be harmful to health or are otherwise questionable – will never make it to market.

But to Xella, sustainability means more than simply bringing energy-efficient and environmentally compatible products to market. It’s also about production and management, human resources, compliance and research as well as innovation and the environment. Sustainability is not only about saving energy – long-life products, recycling and certification aspects are of equal importance.

* Currently only for the building materials business unit.

Mission and Vision of the Xella Group

“With our building materials and dry lining business units we are one of the leading international system providers for ecological and sustainable construction. The products made by our lime business unit, which have a multitude of uses in industrial, building and environmental applications, are essential to life in our modern world. The Xella Group’s high quality portfolio of products and services is specifically geared towards our customer’s individual requirements. A smoothly-flowing supply chain is a core component of our approach to quality for our customers and we are working continuously to improve our quality in cooperation with all of our business partners.

It is our employees that ensure these high standards. We aim to maintain long-term cooperation with our employees and encourage and support them in meeting our high quality requirements. We place great importance on the long-term development of business relationships with our partners. We leverage this close cooperation with them to continuously expand our product and service range. With our innovative solutions and competent staff we are ideally placed to profit from new opportunities and to actively shape the future. This also ensures that we remain an attractive proposition for our shareholders and future investors.”

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