Code of Conduct

7. Environment, energy and climate protection

We act in accordance with applicable laws and follow international standards9 in order to minimise negative impacts on the environment and to continuously improve our activities for environmental and climate protection.

All employees are made aware of environmental protection and are provided with necessary training and education.

We have appropriate environmental protection measures that adequately cover the following topics:

• Goal setting, definition and implementation of measures as well as their continuous improvement;

• Environmental aspects such as the reduction of CO2 emissions, increasing energy efficiency as well as the use of renewable energies, ensuring water quality and reducing water consumption, ensuring air quality, promoting resource efficiency, reducing waste and disposing of it properly as well as the responsible handling of hazardous substances, e.g. chemicals for humans and the environment.