Our activities are not only economically relevant for our companies, they also have ecological and social effects. Therefore, for us, responsible corporate governance means ensuring our company’s future viability and strong reputation by pursuing a “beyond-compliance” approach and integrating the expectations of our stakeholders into our business activities.
We are aware of the potential impact of our business activities on people and the environment, and therefore try to integrate the principle of sustainable development in all our activities and to promote the welfare of our employees, the environment, and the surrounding communities. Our sustainability management focuses on Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE), and is therefore based on the activities coordinated by the Group Function HSSE. All of the larger Marquard & Bahls companies have a designated local HSSE manager to supervise all HSSE-related topics and questions. A separate Team Sustainability within the Group Function HSSE pools all related activities and further develops them in close coordination with the divisions and the local HSSE managers. Sustainability issues are reported directly to the CEO via the Head of the Group Function HSSE.