The average time that employees stay at Brüggemann is 13.9 years. This is a number that we are proud of. More than anything else, it shows our commitment. As a family business, we know how important continuity and long-term commitment to our own values and convictions are. So reliability and fairness shape the relationship, not only with our employees but also with our partners and customers. Our integrated management system makes the internal organization rigorously process-oriented and results-oriented, and it makes workflows transparent. It simplifies system documentation and also enables us as a medium-sized company to even better fulfill the known and future demands of the market and of our stakeholders. Naturally, we also take on responsibility in terms of our industry. Brüggemann actively participates in the Responsible Care Program of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI).
The company's management systems are certified in accordance with the standards DIN EN ISO 9001, 14001, 50001, and OHSAS 18001. Moreover, we have also had our activities evaluated by EcoVadis in the areas of the environment, work conditions, fair business practices, and sustainable procurement, as part of a sustainability assessment based on international CSR standards – and we successfully earned Gold Status in 2017. We do a lot for good teamwork within the company and we gladly give something back to our employees for their good performance: voluntary social benefits and a varied sports and fitness program, for example.
Because gaseous emissions, wastewater, and refuse can never be fully avoided in the production of chemical products, we invest in measures to keep reducing environmental impacts.
An example of this is the continuous modernization and development of our eco-friendly production processes. Our quality management and environmental management systems are certified by the DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. Environmental protection is firmly anchored in our company policy. We pledge to protect the environment and to conserve natural resources. Therefore the principle “Responsibility for the Future” (Sustainable Development) is a steady component of our thought and action. To do this we continuously add to our knowledge of possible risks, the environmental sustainability of our products, and the energy use of our processes. The knowledge we obtain forms the basis for determining measures for safety, environmental protection, and energy efficiency.
Continuously increasing our energy efficiency is a declared corporate objective, and it is solidly integrated in the enterprise organization through a certified energy-management system for our production sites at Heilbronn and Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
To this end, we systematically identify potential energy savings and establish a basis for energy-related investment decisions. We do not keep the experience we have gained to ourselves. Together with other well-known companies in the region, as members of the >> Heilbronn Franconia Energy Efficiency Table we are committed to resource-conserving and environmentally-friendly production of quality products.
Under REACH \[VO (EG) 1907/2006], the companies of the BrüggemannGroup (designated here as BRÜGGEMANN) take on the roles of manufacturer, importer, and also the role of downstream user. The product portfolio has not changed, even after the 2018 registration period, due to the effects of the REACH regulation.
We want to not only assure the quality of our products, processes, and services at all times, but also to continually develop this quality further – and this is important to us. Our management systems are certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001, 14001, 50001, and OHSAS 18001.
You can find the company’s certificates for the alcohol segment at the website of BrüggemannAlcohol.
We can’t permit ourselves to make mistakes. A separate staff department is responsible for the perfection of our safety-intensive enterprise. Woman-power included.
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