SUSTAINABILITY: A CORE STRATEGIC PILLAR AT DATWYLER

Over a century since our inception amidst the stunning Swiss alps, Datwyler remains steadfast in its commitment to sustainable sealing solutions and the implementation of eco-friendly practices. This dedication forms the essence of our identity – because at Datwyler, we’re not just creating leading edge industrial sealing solutions; we’re also honouring the expectations of our stakeholders for conscientious management and fostering a promising, sustainable future for all.

Datwyler’s sustainability strategy is based on the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concept, and contains twelve focus topics to better serve our customers and communities. Each focus topic outlines clear objectives and measurable goals, ensuring that we deliver tangible value to our customers while making a positive impact on society and respecting the environment.

Sustainability is central to everything we do at Datwyler. From our EcoVadis Gold rating, placing us in the top 5% worldwide, to sourcing over 35% of our electricity from renewables, we’re committed to responsible practices in every aspect of our operations.

This commitment is evident in every aspect of our work — from the development of innovative products that align with your sustainability goals to personalized customer service, responsible production practices, and our approach to workforce management.

DATWYLER: DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS INDUSTRIES

At Datwyler, our commitment to sustainability is deeply integrated into our sealing solutions, directly benefiting our target industries – from energy, aerospace, automotive and hydrogen, to off-highway, HVAC, sanitary, semiconductors and medical equipment. We understand the importance of reducing our ecological footprint, not just for us but for our clients and their stakeholders.

• Climate Neutral Operations by 2030: In parallel with the continuous reduction in relative resource and material consumption, Datwyler is striving for climate neutrality (scope 1 + 2) at its own sites by 2030 mainly based on a Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) compatible reduction pathway.

• Resource Friendly Production: We are actively striving to reduce water, heating, and electricity consumption in our manufacturing processes, directly translating these efficiencies into benefits for our customers. In parallel, our initiatives to reduce waste generation reflect our commitment to cleaner production and a healthier planet.

• Sustainable Supply Chain: We rigorously seek sustainable procurement solutions through our supplier base, ensuring alignment with both internal and external benchmarks.


ECO-DESIGN

At Datwyler, our commitment to eco-design is fundamental in creating sealing solutions that are both effective and environmentally responsible. Increasing sustainability awareness across our operations, we emphasize life-cycle thinking in our company. Our approach combines cutting-edge materials, process technologies, and production methods to deliver sealing solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and sustainability.

Quality Assurance and
Process Optimization

Our production system is guided by internationally recognized quality management standards, including advanced clean room technologies and automated inspection systems. This ensures the exceptional quality of our sealing solutions, with a strong focus on health and safety impacts. Our global and local quality assurance teams support our commitment to delivering superior industrial sealing products.

Regulatory Compliance and
Material Innovation

We adhere to statutory information obligations and chemical law requirements across our product range. Our recent innovations include substituting Bisphenol-A in our sealing compounds and replacing carcinogenic mineral oil softeners. These efforts reflect our proactive stance on addressing Substances of Concern and our dedication to providing transparent and accurate product information to our supply chain partners.

Eco-Design Principles in
Product Development

Our eco-design principles guide us in developing products that minimize environmental impact throughout their lifecycle. This involves creating environmentally friendly elastomer compounds, optimizing design for material efficiency, reducing process waste, and using recyclable packaging.

Sustainable Material
Development

Material development at Datwyler goes beyond performance and cost; it encompasses the sustainability of raw materials and the end product’s environmental impact. We’re exploring innovative projects to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, such as using sugar cane-based polymers, vegetable-based plasticizers, and modified cellulose fibers. We are also actively researching the use of recycled materials, transforming scrap from manufacturing into components for new products, thereby reducing waste and increasing the use of reclaimed materials.

“Advance Sustainability”: A Proactive Approach

Our proactive strategy, “Advance Sustainability,” is about thriving in the present while being firmly rooted in a sustainable future. We aim to be at the forefront, not just adapting to current global and market trends, but actively shaping a sustainable tomorrow. Our decisions are guided by a balanced consideration of economic viability, environmental responsibility, and social equity.

At Datwyler, sustainability is not just a goal—it’s our way of shaping a responsible, equitable, and prosperous world for generations to come.

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