Sustainability Report 2022

CSR progress

Objective Development State
Maintaining a corporate culture in which the Group naturally complies with legal and ethical obligations. Compliance violations are avoided through targeted information and training – embedded in Zeppelin’s corporate culture. Slight increase in confirmed compliance violations, but with a high resolution rate.
High training rate in the area of compliance: above 80% Compliance training must be completed by every employee every two years. The high training rate could thus be maintained.
Avoidance of data protection breaches through information and training The data protection training was rolled out in 2021. In 2022, a total of 68% of employees completed the training.
Sustainable corporate development In 2022, Creditreform Rating AG, one of the leading rating agencies in Europe, once again certified that Zeppelin GmbH had a high creditworthiness (overall rating A-).
Employees’ knowledge and innovativeness are used for ongoing improvement and optimization. Implementation of the Z IDEA campaign “Sustainable Partners. Sustainable success.” with a total of more than 60 newly submitted ideas from all SBUs. The number of submitted and awarded ideas in 2022 was down compared with previous years. Due to the war in Ukraine, employees of the companies Zeppelin Ukraine, Zeppelin Russia, and Zeppelin Power Systems Russia were not included in the system.
Training employees and managers in the Integrated Management System and CSR The “Integrated Management System” e-learning course was successfully completed by 55% of employees in Germany
Collaboration with qualified suppliers Annual assessment of the degree to which the criteria set have been met. Further expansion of processes within the strategic business units.
Identifying possible risks, in particular in relation to human rights abuses Further specification of the processes in preparation for the requirements of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act
Objective Development State
Maintaining the average length of service at a level of at least 9.3 years Length of service remained stable in 2022 (2022: 9.7 years).
Maintaining the voluntary resignation rate at a maximum of 5% by 2025 Due to social and economic trends and challenges as well as the war-related crisis situation in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, the voluntary resignation rate increased to 7.4% in 2022.
Increasing the proportion of women to at least 20% by 2025 Another increase in the proportion of women compared with the previous year (2021: 17%, 2022: 18%).
Reducing work-related injuries by 10% per year by 2025 The reduction of the work-related accident rate by 10% per year has not been achieved (reduction compared with the previous year: 8%).
Reducing the days lost as a result of injuries by 10% per year by 2025 The target of an annual reduction of 10% in days lost as a result of injuries was achieved in 2022 (2022: -12%) and was therefore at a similar level to 2020.
Increasing the health rate to at least 97% by 2025 Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the employee health rate was maintained at a very good level in 2022 (2022: 95.5%).
Allocating donations in accordance with the foundation’s ethos and vision on the company’s economic earning power: Donation amount in relation to Group net income annually at a minimum of 0.5 – 1% Zeppelin achieved its target with donations of around EUR 1.3 million in the 2022 fiscal year. This corresponds to a ratio of 1.3%.
Objective Development State
CO2 neutrality in ongoing business operations by 2030 CO2 emissions within business operations (Scope 1 & 2) were further reduced due to various energy saving measures and by means of building renovations and the expansion of renewable energies (2022: 43,674 t CO2e; - 5.5% compared with the previous year).
Reducing electricity and heat consumption by 1% annually between 2021 and 2025 The energy savings goal was achieved (2022: -7.6%) thanks to the versatile measures taken and the energy saving campaign.
Reducing fresh water consumption by 30% by 2030 (base year: 2021) In 2022, absolute water consumption rose by 6.8% in Industrial Services due to increased demand for cooling. However, a significant decline is expected in the coming years due to technical conversion. In addition, water consumption was reduced in water stress areas.
Greatest possible resource efficiency through prevention and reduction of waste The total amount of waste was reduced by 4.2% compared with the previous year. By participating in World Cleanup Day, employees were made aware of the issue of the circular economy.
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