As a family-owned company with more than 160 years of tradition, securing the company's long-term viability is our top priority. To do this, it is important for us to act with foresight and to constantly be prepared to adapt to changes.
The raw material limestone from our quarries is a natural resource that we always treat with care. In doing so, it is important to us to meet the demands of a multifaceted environment. Both today and in the future.
For us, sustainable action not only has a temporal dimension, but also involves taking on economic, social and environmental responsibility at all times. This is reflected in our mining and production processes, in procurement, in interventions in the environment and also in our dealings with each other. We have been documenting these processes for many years in our various quality management systems. Our sustainability declaration is a component of this, which asserts how essential sustainable action is to our company.
We have our sustainability concept monitored externally and reassessed annually. In 2019, we were assessed for the first time by EcoVadis, the respected and independent sustainability rating platform for global supply chains, which reviews corporate social responsibility according to internationally applicable standards. SCHAEFER KALK was presented with the silver award for sustainability management.
Further information on climate protection in the lime industry can be found in Roadmap 2050 des Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Kalkindustrie e.V. (BVK) (German Lime Industry Association).