A sustainable future

Decades of ecological  responsibility. 

In the 80s we started to reuse waste materials and today we even recycle complete old windows. With our own recycling facilities, we will continuously increase the use of recyclates. This saves every day tonnes of carbon emissions and ressources.

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“Our planet is facing urgent global challenges that threaten the existence of many lifeforms. At REHAU Group, we’ve laid out an ambitious sustainability strategy that defines challenging new targets for employees, partners and customers to help us combat climate change. Together we can make a real difference.”

William Christensen

CEO of REHAU Group




A message (not just) to the younger generation

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Jobst Wagner, President of the REHAU Group

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Dr Veit Wagner, Vice President of the REHAU Group

‘The pace of global change is increasing every single day. At the same time, the public has become extremely sensitive to issues of sustainability. REHAU has been reporting on its sustainability-related activities in a transparent way for years now. It’s our view that we are increasingly facing urgent global challenges, such as pollution of the oceans and dwindling resources.
We believe that REHAU, with its tradition as a responsible family business and with its innovative products and future-forward investments, has already essentially fulfilled the requirements for doing business sustainably for many years.’

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Sustainability in action at REHAU

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29 %

of CO2 saved (in 2018 in comparison to 2009)

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11 %

recycling rate in total tonnage (2018)

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97 tCO2

saved by recycling old windows in window production (2018)    

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90 %

recycling rate for return materials in production (2018)


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65 %

of packaging made from sustainable materials (2018)

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17 %

of electricity saved (kWh/kg) (in 2018 in comparison to 2009)

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20 %

of our plants supplied with electricity from renewables (2018)

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31 %

of water saved (in 2018 in comparison to 2009)

Our key areas of focus

The circular economy, climate-neutral energy supply, promoting diversity – these are key issues for us on the path towards more sustainability. We won’t cut any corners – even in those areas where it demands particular effort of us. For REHAU, this is the only way to ensure lasting success – with the knowledge that we are helping to ensure quality of life on the planet for today’s generations and those to come. In line with our claim: Engineering progress. Enhancing lives.

Our key areas of activity in sustainability are based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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Sustainable growth.

As a family-owned business, our thinking and actions are based on a long-term approach. We constantly invest in our future in order to grow on a sustainable, broad basis. 

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Foster diversity.

We value a respectful work culture and believe in the power of diverse teams. As an internationally operating company we strive to reduce inequalities and cultivate a gender-balanced leadership.

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The future is circular economy.

A conservation of limited natural resources can only succeed, if we close the loop. By expanding external partnerships and investing in recycling facilities, we are able to continuously improve our product footprint for a more sustainable world.

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Act on climate crisis.

We consider climate protection as part of our responsibility. We have set clear goals for reducing our product carbon footprint 
and total CO2 emissions.

Partnerships and networks



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REHAU Group Sustainability Officer

Andreas Jenne

REHAU AG + Co
Ytterbium 4
91058 Erlangen
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 9131 925 - 481
sustainability@rehau.com

Engineering progress

Enhancing lives