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Sustainability and environment

Thinking and Acting Sustainably – Quality and Environmental Management at ifm

For us sustainability means following long-term targets responsibly and reliably instead of focusing on short-term success. We seek to continually optimise our products and our production methods. Through this, we contribute to a better environment.

For example, over the last years, the ifm group of companies has managed to reduce its water consumption by 66% per produced unit while doubling the number of units produced. On a per unit basis, the amount of waste has been reduced by approx. 10% since 1999 and the energy consumption by 12% in the last 10 years. Moreover, we will implement further environmentally friendly measures aimed at sustainability in all of our processes.

Certifications / conformities

DIN EN ISO 9000 et seq. was introduced and implemented years ago. Now, ifm electronic has been successfully certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 for the third time by DQS (German association for the certification of QM systems). 

In addition to certification to DIN ISO 9001, ifm's production sites are also certified in accordance with ATEX