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Reports, certificates and portals

Here you will find an overview of ifm’s most important (sustainability) documents. In addition to certified standards and sustainability-relevant brochures, you will also find the portals served by ifm:

Sustainability Report

Our fourth sustainability report which, in the form of a comprehensive report update, is the result of a great team effort by many colleagues who contributed with their enthusiasm and commitment to its publication. This year, parts of the EMAS environmental statement were also integrated into the sustainability report. In addition to our strategic approaches and measures, this report contains our revised sustainability programme, an insight into various projects and interviews with our sustainability and social sustainability manager.

We wish you a good read, welcome your feedback and look forward to cooperating with you to create a future worth living.

The next sustainability report is scheduled for summer 2024.

Quality and sustainability

Quality management has been implemented at ifm very efficiently since its founding years.In 1993, the DQS certified ifm’s QM for the first time - without any discrepancy!
It also includes proof that we meet the requirements of the e1 approval of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

Innovative with security

Since 2012, ifm has operated an ISO/IEC-certified information security management system (ISMS), which ensures data and information security in ifm’s development, production and sales processes. The historical expansion of the companies and locations for certification proves the importance for ifm to operate and offer its processes, infrastructure, products and services securely.

Environment and sustainability

Our environmental management system defined as "think globally, act locally" is intended to help secure the future of our company and designed to improve environmental protection continuously. Therefore we certified our long-standing internal environmental management system at the German locations of ifm electronic gmbh, ifm group services gmbh and ifm efector gmbh to EMAS and ISO 14001. Furthermore, the ifm Ecolink site in Poland is also certified according to ISO 14001.

Occupational health and safety

The employees represent the biggest asset of any company.” - following this extract from our corporate philosophy, our German ifm group services gmbh, ifm electronic gmbh and ifm electronic gmbh Vertrieb Deutschland locations obtained ISO 45001 certification by DQS for our occupational health and safety management system in 2023. We continuously endeavour to improve occupational health and safety protection of our employees. We are pursuing Vision Zero for an ifm working environment without occupational accidents and work-related diseases.

Mission Statement on Human Rights and the Environment

Our commitment to respect human rights and environmental obligations.

To further specify our values-led corporate culture and live up to the statutory requirements of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG), the Board of Directors of the ifm group of companies is publishing this Mission Statement for all companies in the ifm group of companies.

ifm expressly requests all persons not to look the other way in the event of risks or even violations of human rights or environmental concerns, but to actively report them. An overview of the complaints procedure can be found in the rules of procedure for the complaints procedure under the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG).

Social issues and sustainability

  • Due to the current requirements of SEDEX, it is no longer possible to issue a confirmation (certificate) as proof of the SMETA audit. However, information on the SMETA audit successfully carried out in April 2022 can be viewed directly on the SEDEX platform via the following ifm-SEDEX reference number:
    Site Reference: ZS1012178
    Site Name: ifm electronic gmbh
  • HR strategy: an integral part of the overall corporate strategy

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