In making efforts to operate with corporate social responsibility, Ahlmann Nederland has subscribed to the BMWT quality mark “Duurzame Bedrijfsvoering” (sustainable business). Aspects such as people and the environment have already been priorities at our company for many years. The CSR principles are accordingly widely applied in real terms.
Social and Societal
We devote a great deal of time and energy to training employees. Besides refresher training this also involves retraining. Ahlmann Nederland is an accredited training company with two instructors in service.
Our policy also incorporates involvement in what happens in society. This is demonstrated by means including support for usually local initiatives. Ahlmann sponsors various associations and events, sometimes in kind and sometimes financially, in both the sporting and cultural arenas. Our company disposes of an AED station. Ahlmann moreover helps make the AED-equipment available at different locations in Bommelerwaard.
The Environment and Sustainability
Our field technicians and low-loader drivers have followed the Dutch eco-driving programme “Het Nieuwe Rijden”. As a result we save on fuel costs while also reducing our impact on the environment. Our instructors also teach machine operators to use their equipment in a more eco-friendly way on the sites.
Besides these initiatives, in 2013 a total of 336 solar panels were installed at the workplace and demo hall. The panels supply a total of 87.36 kW, which accounts for approximately a quarter of our own energy demand. Fluorescent lighting has also been replaced by energy-saving TL5 and LED lighting including fittings.
Our objective is to achieve a real CO2 emission reduction. The management is constantly in search of new possibilities to cut emissions during our operations. Staff – at all levels and in all departments – are made aware of the measures and encouraged to apply them in practice.
A number of further initiatives have been taken to achieve the objective in line with the requirements of the CO2 performance ladder:
Environmental management and environment regulations
Energy: savings in buildings and with equipment
Mobility: business traffic fuel consumption; purchasing, maintenance and use of service vehicles, passenger cars and lorries
CO2-uitstoot: CO2-footprint en CO2-reductie en -compensatie
Waste: registration of waste material flows; waste sorting
Water: water consumption and waste water
Sales: availability of and information about environmentally friendly alternatives
Courses and training
Communication with employees and externally