Sustainability Report 2013–2015
Sustainability is a key focus at AMINO, because our business is geared towards continuity. This principle is an integral part of our entrepreneurial mindset – with complete conviction and commitment, and of course in the best interest of our customers, who expect us to provide sustainable products and technologies that meet high environmental and social responsibility standards while being cost efficient at the same time. In our first sustainability report, we would now like to describe how we meet these requirements and standards.
We assume responsibility
for our employees, the environment and society
Ethical principles and sustainable business practices are the foundations of our corporate strategy. That’s why AMINO is committed to continuously improving ethical practices throughout its entire supply chain.
AMINO has been a member of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) since 2010. This platform gives companies the opportunity to present their responsible business practices and make them accessible to customers and/or suppliers. The aim is to make the entire supply chain transparent.
In October 2013, AMINO successfully passed an audit of its adherence to occupational safety, environmental, social and ethical standards, and can now officially designate itself a SMETA-certified company.
“The certificate confirms that the outstanding quality of our products is achieved and sustainably maintained under ethically and ecologically sound conditions,” according to Carina Patzelt and Christina Ziebart, AMINO’s SHE Officers.
The SMETA certificate allows AMINO, via SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), to be identified by customers from across the world as a company that recognises its responsibility to its employees, the environment and its customers. Dr Lutz Thomas, Managing Director of Amino GmbH, views this as a key prerequisite for a supplier to the global food industry. “Ethical, environmentally friendly and sustainable practices constitute a key component of our company policy,” he explains.
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Energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001:2011
As part of its sustainability programme, especially its energy policy, AMINO is committed to precise monitoring and reduction of its electricity, gas and water consumption, with a particular focus on coolant consumption. An overarching energy management system in accordance with DIN ISO 50001:2011 was introduced and has now been successfully certified.
“The company is fundamentally committed to conserving resources and increasing efficiency, and we are delighted that our certification in accordance with DIN ISO 50001 positions our company’s practices in an overall economic context that benefits the environment,” says Dr Lutz Thomas, Managing Director of Amino GmbH, with regard to the objectives of the system. “Following strong company growth in recent years, it’s crucial for the site’s future direction and infrastructure to identify and sustainably reduce energy consumption for all processes,” adds Kathrin Ebers, AMINO’s Energy Management Officer. “By introducing an energy management system in accordance with DIN ISO 50001, we have created an operational framework within which we aim to further increase awareness of energy consumption and, consequently, permanently reduce it.”