Commitment & achievements
Environment, education, social concerns or culture - the VEKA Group companies and their employees are involved in these areas in many different ways in and around their locations. All these projects share one common goal: to improve the quality of life for the local population.
Green thinking and acting
Thinking green means thinking about your own behaviour and the impact on the environment with the aim of improving the lives of all by your own actions. This is something that not only every individual can do, but also we as a globally active group of companies. For this reason, we attach great importance to the sustainable use of the world's resources and are committed to a fututre-friendly development of our company.
Certifications: paving the wayfor long-term improvement
When it comes to corporate environmental protection, certification is more than just an instrument for controlling environmental impacts. EMAS and ISO certifications play a key role for us.
In the future, saving energy will become even more important – not only for climate protection, but also in view of fluctuating energy prices and supply uncertainties. As part of our ISO 50001 certification, we were able to set up our energy management system. Since then, we’ve continued to develop our measurement methods.
At our two German GEALAN sites, Tanna and Oberkotzau, we have been able to reduce our energy consumption in recent years, despite an increase in production volume.
Sustainable building products for a sustainable future
At VEKA, acting in a resource- and climate-friendly manner encompasses all stages of the value chain - from energy and water consumption to the use of long-lasting materials and the recycling of discarded products. As a pioneer in the industry, we introduced the closed recycling loop already in 1993 - entirely in the sense of a holistic circular economy.
Keeping an eye on the life cycle of windows
VEKA has been thinking in terms of cycles for a long time. Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are an important tool for the circular economy.
Using the “Design for Recycling” concept our goal is to recycle as much plastic as possible and reuse this recycled material in new products. It is based on three principles: our profiles must be able to contain recycled material; new profiles must be recyclable; and they must meet the quality expectations of our customers and end users.
Highlights of our product range
Health and safety for our employees
Our employees are our most valuable asset. We trust our employees and support them in their professional and personal development. Our relationship is characterised by appreciation, commitment, courage and trust.
As a family-oriented company, we are pleased that parental leave is very popular in the VEKA Group. In 2021, 78 % of employees on parental leave were men – since men make up a high proportion of our workforce.
Well-implemented health and safety (H&S) management is the basis for employee satisfaction. At VEKA, we want to create the perfect conditions for our employees so that everyone is safe and feels comfortable.
Facts & figures of our workforce
Social engagement has many faces
Within the VEKA Group, we are committed to corporate development that is future-friendly. In the past, we have already been able to celebrate many successes in the area of CSR. In addition to ecological and economic savings, this also includes a commitment in the social are and local communities.
Additional projects from our Business Units
Social engagement is important to us, whether around current challenges, health or the common good. The VEKA Group and its employees are committed to their communities and beyond.