With this policy, we set ourselves ambitious targets for 2030. Targets that we periodically evaluate and improve where necessary.
Our people are the beating heart of our company. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today. But not only our people are important, we also have a warm heart for our neighbours, suppliers and customers.
Diversity & equal opportunities
Everyone gets equal opportunities here. Men and women jointly determine the course of our company in crucial positions. Also, we employ employees with different backgrounds, religions and nationalities.
WWe only work with distributors who apply the same standards and values.
The wellbeing of our employees is a top priority. We want to prevent every work accident using risk analysis and preventive measures. We aim to improve our infrastructure, working methods in function with our staff. We have made improvements by adding new skylights in our production halls, safer lifting and hoisting equipment, an AED device, training related to wellbeing, a bicycle lease formula…
We organise a medical check-up every year and help long-term patients with a reintegration process.
Our average seniority is over 17 years, with 40% of employees working for Grafityp for 20 years plus. We are committed to this with a competitive salary, fringe benefits and a pleasant working environment. Witness to this is the biennial meetings with (former) employees and dealers, events that can always count on a large attendance
We invest as much as possible in contact with our customers, listen to their needs and try to provide them with optimal support. We do this with sustainable products, training, adapted technical data sheets and soon an app to present our products
Sustainable entrepreneurship is ensuring that your activities take place within the legal, ecological and socially responsible preconditions. We not only want to comply with all legal provisions but also to excel in those areas that make a difference for us or our stakeholders.
By 2030 we want to reduce our primary energy consumption by 40% and only use green energy. We also want to reduce our CO2 emissions by 40%. We do this through our 1,236 new solar panels, the installation of skylights and LED lighting, and the reduction of energy consumption in our production.
Grafityp Head Office has installed high-quality and efficient charging stations for electric cars, not only for our employees but also for visitors. We are also systematically replacing the electric lifting and hoisting equipment with better and more energy-efficient ones.
We encourage our staff to come to work by bicycle as much as possible through a bicycle lease programme. From 2020 we will also only purchase electric commercial vehicles.
We apply the Lansink ladder as much as possible to our waste: prevention, reuse, recycling, energy, incineration, landfill. We continuously monitor our raw material consumption and carry out online quality checks to make adjustments where necessary. We have an extensive, separate waste collection, which means that all waste flows are given a useful application.
WWe sustainably deal with water management and do not discharge industrial wastewater. We recover and reuse rainwater at several places in our factory.
All our packaging material is fully recyclable. We now only use classic brown cardboard packaging that is FSC certified. We are currently still testing to replace the plastic flanges on our rolls with a recycled version.
To reduce the ecological footprint of our transport, we ship simultaneously as much as possible and look for more sustainable transport options.