In its second DNK declaration, EEW sets out its sustainability strategy and shows how the company contributes to sustainable development along the three strategic fields of action "Strengthening Relationships", "Accepting Challenges" and "Showing Performance". "That EEW takes responsibility in many respects - be it economic, ecological or social - we already prove with concrete measures and key figures," says Bernard M. Kemper, Chairman of the EEW Management Board. With the renewed declaration on the DNK, it is clear that the EEW Group continues to drive sustainability forward and that the topic is a focal point in the corporate strategy. Furthermore, the declaration has special significance for all stakeholders: They can obtain all relevant information on environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects freely accessible.
"Our sustainability report serves as the basis for the declaration," explains Helena Wassermann, Sustainability Officer. Just like this second one, the future DNK declaration will also be updated at regular intervals. EEW's DNK declaration for the year 2020 can be viewed in the DNK database.
The GSC is considered an established and internationally applicable sustainability standard with a high degree of comparability, especially in Germany. A total of 20 criteria as well as supplementary non-financial performance indicators are crucial to meet the DNK. These include responsibility, climate-relevant emissions, use of natural resources, equal opportunities, employee and human rights, and compliance. It is overseen by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), which acts as an advisory body on behalf of the German government. More than 750 companies are now listed in the code.
EEW Energy from Waste (EEW) is a leading company in Europe in the thermal utilization of waste and sewage sludge. For the sustainable energetic use of these resources, the company develops, builds and operates recycling plants at the highest technological level and is thus an indispensable part of a closed and sustainable circular economy. In the currently 17 plants of the EEW Group in Germany and neighboring countries, 1,250 employees are responsible for the energetic recycling of up to 5 million tons of waste annually. EEW converts the energy contained in the waste and provides it as process steam for industrial plants, district heating for residential areas as well as environmentally friendly electricity. Through this energy recovery of the waste used in EEW plants, natural resources are conserved, valuable raw materials are recovered and the CO2 balance is relieved.