1. Strategic Analysis and Action

The company declares whether or not it pursues a sustainability strategy. It explains what concrete measures it is undertaking to operate in compliance with key recognised sector-specific, national and international standards.

We are aware of our responsibilities in the context of sustainability and align our business activities with them socially, ecologically, and economically through provisions in our contracts. Therefore we breed, produce, trade, advise, and research holistically and take a long-term view. Sustainable company activities can be divided into four areas of action: market, environment, employees, and society. We have already implemented many Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) measures in these areas. More details about the measures and topics can be found in Criterion 2: Materiality. The topics are continuously reviewed and updated based on a solid, defined business concept (see Criterion 3: Objectives). The federal German legislation relating to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are important in these considerations. SHS and HHV are certified in accordance with standard ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS). Certification of HHV also takes into consideration the provisions of standard ISO 50001 Energy Management. Furthermore, we reference our sustainability goals in particular to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6 “Clean water and sanitation,” 7 “Affordable and clean energy,” 12 “Responsible consumption and production,” 13 “Climate action,” and 15 “Life on land.” We intend to develop our own sustainability strategy within the next reporting period.