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.
Responsibility in terms of sustainability, transparency and maximum safety are important for our products as well. For this reason both locations of Brüggemann Alcohol -Heilbronn und Lutherstadt Wittenberg- are kosher certified. In addition, the site in Heilbronn is GMP certified and certified according to EU organic council regulation 852:2004.
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.
As cornerstones of sustainable action, social and ecological responsibility are central to our corporate policy.
Beyond acting in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, we aim to achieve a standard that goes beyond the legal requirements. For example, we support the sustainability initiative of the German chemical industry (Chemie3) and are committed to sustainable development in the chemical sector.
Likewise, we also expect our business partners to comply with the safety, quality, environmental protection and social responsibility standards that we have established and defined in the "Code of Conduct for Suppliers".
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 and 50001. All certificates are available for download if you press "Show more".
You can find the company’s certificates for the following segments: Reducing Agents, Zinc Derivatives and Polymer Additives at the website of L. Brüggemann GmbH & Co. KG.
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