Sustainability declaration

As a family-owned company with more than 160 years of tradition, securing the company's long-term viability is our top priority. For SCHAEFER KALK, sustainable action not only includes a chronological dimension, but also the assumption of economic, social and environmental responsibility.

In that regard the seven guidelines of the Association of the German Lime Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Kalkindustrie - BVK) which express the sustainablility principle in the German lime sector are not only obligatory bat are a matter of course. The guidelines are based on the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the core labour standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). As part of the documentation and further development of our systainability efforts, we regularly have ourselves certified by EcoVadis and were most recently awarded a silver medal.

Sustainability at SCHAEFER KALK


Economic responsibility

Our corporate principles constitute the foundation of responsible entrepreneurship. We view the business not only as a profit maker but as a permanent element of society and environment.  Find out more...


Social responsibiility

As an enterprise, we take our social responsibility very seriously. Dealing responsibly with social outline conditions is therefore part of our corporate principles. Our actions are evident both inside and outside of the company. Find out more...


Environmental responsibility

As a natural resource company, we feel especially obligated to protect the environment. We take responsibility for assuring that our actions are as environmentally friendly as possible. Find out more...