REHAU has been documenting its contribution to the environment and society as a responsible family business for ten years now. In the reporting years 2011/2012, it was shown for the first time how the company deals with its ecological, economic and social responsibility and what goals it had set itself for the coming years. It also reveals the successes of the implemented sustainability measures.
In the new REHAU sustainability report, all of the company's activities in 2020 are presented transparently according to the reporting guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (reporting option 'core'). An overview of the sustainability strategy, the medium-term objectives and the comprehensive sustainability efforts of the Automotive, Building Solutions, Furniture and Industrial Solutions and Window Solutions divisions set the framework for this reporting period.
Originating from a voluntary reporting process, the importance of the topic has been continuously enhanced in the company. With the signing of the UN Global Compact and a sustainability strategy derived from the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, a transparent framework has been created that shows which fields of action REHAU is focusing on. The recognition as part of the 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders initiative proves that the path is the right one: as one of 50 leading companies worldwide, REHAU has selected a broad range of measures to make business models more sustainable.
"In a very drastic way, the year 2020 has shown us how fragile our living spaces are," CEO Bill Christensen introduces with a foreword. With the Coronavirus pandemic, not only the production facilities of REHAU Automotive stopped for weeks, protecting the health of all employees worldwide was an absolute priority. At the same time, the REHAU Group carried out an extensive transformation to ensure a robust foundation for the future and to strengthen the individual divisions. "The courage and personal initiative with which we have been operating as a family business since our founding continues to drive us forward," Christensen sums up. At the same time, REHAU has worked consistently on the four fields of action – sustainable growth, accelerating climate protection, driving forward the circular economy and promoting diversity – and has been able to improve further here, taking into account unique effects. The achievement of the 2025 target for CO2 reduction by 30 percent and the increase in the recycling ratio to 15 percent are worth highlighting. REHAU is also expanding its circular economy approach and is strengthening its product portfolio with so-called "Green Product Lines".
The current REHAU Sustainability Report 2020 is now available for download online.