22.04.2024 by Aileen Sammler

NETZSCH Stands for Sustainability

Actions speak louder than words! For NETZSCH, sustainability means constantly striving to uphold responsibility in our actions by integrating social and environmental concerns into our everyday business. For us, sustainability goes beyond mere compliance with regulations. Our group of companies takes an intensive interest in how we deal with economic, social and ecological effects and how we organize our relationships with business and trade partners as well as employees.

What Exactly Do We Do to Ensure Sustainable Behavior?

Along with our Code of Conduct, it is our Integrated Management System – based on the four pillars of quality, occupational health and safety, energy, and the environment – that forms the foundation. We are independently certified by third parties in all four areas and have thus committed to continuous improvement.  

Figures: The certificates for the quality (ISO 9001), energy (ISO 50001) and environmental (14001) management system at NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH

But We Do a Lot More Yet!

Ecodesign of Our Analyzers

The analyzers offered by NETZSCH are designed for many years of use. Our instruments can be repaired, upgraded and optimized, and spare parts are available for decades. Our products are designed to minimize the use of resources. Over the past five years, for example, we have been able to reduce consumption and CO2 emissions per analyzer produced each year. This is now 60% lower than it was in 2018.

With our STA – the Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer – and the HFM Heat Flow Meter, we are setting standards for maximum energy efficiency with our Eco-Line generation of analyzers!

Our brand-new TG 309 Libra® thermobalance features an eco-mode function to switch off the thermostat when the thermobalance is not in use. This improves efficiency, reduces environmental impact and saves costs.


* related to Scope 1 and 2 according to the definition of the Green House Gas Protocol (GHG).

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Sustainable Procurement 

The purchasing departments at our largest production sites work with local specialists to coordinate actions across all sites to meet our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and environmental protection requirements.

This has been recognized by the BME with the award of the BME RPO Level 1 Bronze Certificate.

Optimization of Processes and Building Technology

We are continuing to improve our carbon footprint by introducing reusable packaging, modernizing the air conditioning technology at our headquarters in Selb, installing energy-efficient LED lighting technology and using heat recovery from compressed air in our production halls.

Since January 1, 2023, we have been using 100% green electricity. For us, this means that we now rely 100% on renewable energies such as wind, water and solar energy.

Certificate: NETZSCH uses 100% green electricity.

Corporate and Social Responsibility

As a traditional family business, we support our employees with various offerings in mental health crisis situations and bereavement at work. Our NETZSCH Online Academy also offers various training courses on StressStress is defined as a level of force applied on a sample with a well-defined cross section. (Stress = force/area). Samples having a circular or rectangular cross section can be compressed or stretched. Elastic materials like rubber can be stretched up to 5 to 10 times their original length.stress management and an active work-life balance.

NETZSCH also promotes sports in the region. Regular sporting activities not only improve our physical condition, but also strengthen our mental well-being. In addition, sporting activities allow us to socialize with our fellow human beings and exchange ideas. At NETZSCH, we support many sporting events and the work of local sports clubs and other charitable organizations such as children’s homes and animal shelters through various types of sponsorship and fundraising campaigns.

Photo: Presentation of donations to ZUKUNFT KINDER in Selb at Christmas 2023

NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH Honored with the EcoVadis Silver Medal!

EcoVadis is a leading solution provider for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains. With innovative technology and expertise in the field of sustainability, the institute supports companies in developing and implementing sustainable business practices.

The EcoVadis methodology assesses companies’ policies, measures taken, and published reporting in the areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis produces ratings that take the sector, size and geographical location of the respective company into account.

NETZSCH has borne this international platform’s sustainability rating since 2023 –and in fact, we were able to improve our rating once again over last year’s initial assessment: NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH has now been awarded the silver medal with 65 points. This puts us among the top-15 companies rated by EcoVadis.

We received the highest sustainability rating in the environment and ethics categories. This emphasizes once again that for NETZSCH, corporate social responsibility goes far beyond mere compliance with regulations.

NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH is not only one of the market leaders in thermal analysis, but also a pioneer in terms of environmental protection and sustainability. We want our children to be able to live in a healthy world. That is why we will continue to set a good example with sustainability projects in the future and work together to secure jobs and prosperity in an intact environment.

For more information on sustainability at NETZSCH, please visit our corporate web page: Sustainability – NETZSCH Holding

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