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Outstanding Quality and Environmental Management

Quality assurance is directly integrated into the manufacturing process at Schaeffler and is supported by regular audits. In addition, we have defined worldwide standards for occupational safety and environmentally-friendly manufacturing. Schaeffler has once again proved it plays a pioneering role by ensuring compliance with the strict European guidelines for environmental protection (EMAS) in all its plants worldwide at an early stage.

Quality Policy

The Schaeffler Group is a leading automotive and industrial supplier worldwide. The Company stands for the highest quality, outstanding technology and distinctive innovative ability.

The way to convince our customers in the long term is by taking a lead in quality, technology, reliability, innovation and cost-effectiveness, as well as ensuring reliable, timely deliveries and providing committed service. This is the foundation for the sustained success of our Company.

Our standard for quality is oriented towards meeting the expectations and requirements of our customers. Statutory and official regulations are rigorously observed.

Our work in all areas must be based on the objective of continuous improvement with the aim of achieving „zero defects“ and we must implement measures to ensure defect prevention and minimisation of risk.

Every employee is aware of his commitment to quality and must think and act in accordance with this principle.

The Executive Board, Management and all employees are fully committed to this Quality Policy.

EHS Policy of the Schaeffler Group

Environmental protection, occupational health, and occupational safety (EHS) are part of our management principles. We help ensure the continuity and success of our company by creating and sustaining a work environment that is safe, healthy, and conducive to performance and by actively protecting the environment.

The following principles apply to all areas of our company. We are committed to taking responsibility for our employees, society, and future generations.

Efficient Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Protection Management

We actively use a global occupational health and safety and environmental management system that is undergoing continuous improvement and provide our employees with a fulfilling and fruitful life until retirement age. We elaborate forward-looking holistic concepts, structures, and processes that we implement in collaboration with our contractual partners. We carry out regular checks across all areas to determine the extent to which these measures have been implemented and to monitor the success of our management system.

Safe, Employee-Friendly Workplaces

We are convinced that all work-related accidents and illnesses can be avoided. Motivated employees and managers help us achieve our goal of a zero-accident workplace. When it comes to protection, our employees and contractors have equal priority. When designing work centers and procedures, we take into account the latest trends and developments and place special emphasis on ergonomic design.

Reliable Actions

We are committed to observing all legislation and specifications regarding occupational health and safety and environmental protection. We act in a responsible manner in accordance with our own regulations, which, in many cases, go beyond existing legal requirements. We configure, purchase, operate, and maintain machines and facilities in such a way as to minimize potential hazards, risks, and operational disturbances. Our technology is based on the latest state of the art.

Minimum Environmental Impact and Environmentally-Friendly Products

Regardless of the activities we are carrying out, we endeavor to minimize environmental impact by taking suitable measures in advance. We consume raw materials and energy sparingly and make every effort to minimize waste, waste water, noise, and other emissions. We manufacture environmentally-friendly products taking into account the entire product lifecycle.

Responsible Employees

We hold regular information and training sessions to ensure that our employees and business partners have the expertise and knowledge to carry out their work safely in a health-promoting manner and with the minimum of environmental impact in all areas of the company.

Preventive Measures

We preserve and promote the physical and psychological health of our employees. We take comprehensive preventive measures to protect our employees and prevent damage to the environment. Comprehensive and effective emergency measures are in place at all locations to ensure that our employees and visitors are treated properly in the event of injury.

Open Communication

We conduct an intensive and trusted dialog with interested parties. We provide information about our occupational health and safety and environmental protection measures as well as the impact that each of our locations has on the environment.

EHS Policy of the Schaeffler Group

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