Sustainability commitment & strategy

Environmental Commitment

Our objective is serving customers with a steady flow of innovative products, services, and processes by fostering internal as well as external dialogue and cooperation to gather, process and develop marketable solutions for the sake of customers benefit.

Taking a precise look at the lifecycle of our products is a crucial focus of our sustainability efforts. Lifecycle analyses help us to detect hotspots and create strategies to improve our product development, sourcing of materials, production processes, distribution, and the final disposal of product parts at the end of their working life. 

Sustainability Strategy

KION and Dematic aim to achieve growth and profitability while also supporting a responsible consumption on resources and a social development for employees and the community. For this, we have adopted the SDGs to consolidate our sustainability strategy which is guided by the principle of “We are moved by sustainability” and have four focus areas: performance, products, processes, and people.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

A group-wide sustainability program with 14 action fields has been derived from the results of the first materiality analysis done by the KION group in 2018.  Underpinning each action field is a specific program with aims, measures and KPIs. The responsibilities of implementing these measures lies with the relevant managers from the different departments who are also responsible for integrating sustainability aspects into the process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Dematic's targets toward sustainability

As mentioned before, each action field includes targets and KPIs in order to achieve the general goals to ensure a sustainable growth for the company.

We are committed to an environmentally and socially responsible supply chain, for which we must ensure that our suppliers and clients develop strategies for an improvement on their socially responsible performance. The following are the targets and KPIs for our suppliers: