Synova's Commitment to Sustainable Innovation
Synova actively strives to align its business practices with sustainable principles.
This chapter highlights Synova's comprehensive approach to sustainability and underscores the company's commitment to reducing its environmental impact, promoting social responsibility, and driving positive change within and beyond the industry.
Synova's path to sustainability begins with a focus on environmental responsibility. We seek to minimize negative environmental impacts by implementing sustainable practices. This includes using renewable energy sources and materials, using energy-efficient equipment, reducing and recycling waste and promoting a culture of sustainability within the organization.
Clean energy sources
Energy consumption at our head office amounts to around 400,000 kW per year. We cover around half of our energy consumption with solar energy from the in-house photovoltaic system installed in 2022. The solar panels are located on the roofs of the main building and the new production hall. We use local hydropower as a second source of energy.
EV charging stations
At the end of 2022, we installed electric vehicle charging stations on our premises in Duillier, ensuring our employees can power up their electric vehicles conveniently.
Our new production hall and our extended main building are not just functional structures; they embody our commitment to sustainability. We have used renewable materials such as wood in their construction and have gone one step further by planting more than a dozen trees on the site to preserve the environment for future generations.
Sustainable waste management
By implementing efficient recycling programs, our company endeavors to reduce the amount of waste generated and promote the reuse of materials such as wooden crates and other packaging materials. Waste separation stations have been set up throughout the facility to enable the proper disposal of different types of waste.
Our commitment to sustainability also extends to the efficient use of energy in our machines. We participate in projects aiming at measuring and improving the energy efficiency of our machines.
Synova recognizes that true sustainability goes hand in hand with social responsibility. It's not just about reducing our carbon footprint; it's about making a positive impact on the lives of our employees and the communities we serve.
Synova actively contributes to local community development, education, and charitable causes. From disaster relief to humanitarian aid and cancer research, we're making a difference where it matters most.
Our employees are the heart of Synova. We prioritize their health, safety, and well-being, providing a safe working environment, ample training and development opportunities, and promoting a healthy work-life balance. Our newly equipped gym and inviting leisure area with a terrace are just a few of the ways we invest in our team.
Ethical Business Practices
At Synova, ethical decision-making isn't just a priority; it's a principle we live by. We ensure compliance with legal regulations and forge partnerships that create fair systems for wealth creation, as exemplified by our collaboration with the UN International Trade Center. Active participation in initiatives like the Kimberley Process showcases our commitment to ethical business practices.
Innovation Driving Sustainability
Innovation is the cornerstone of Synova's sustainability strategy. The company continuously invests in research and development to develop innovative solutions that not only meet market requirements, but also address environmental challenges. Synova sees innovation as a strong driver for achieving sustainability goals and promoting long-term resilience.
Synova's sustainability strategy is not just a corporate initiative but reflects the company's values and its commitment to being a responsible business. Through environmental stewardship, social and ethical responsibility, and a relentless pursuit of innovation, Synova is paving the way for a more sustainable and equitable future.