Energy and Environment
Hilite and the environment
The effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate have become a dominant issue across the entire automotive sector. Our products help in achieving fuel consumption reduction and in meeting the most stringent emission standards. Hilite introduced an environmental and energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001 and DIN EN ISO 50001. The resulting strong commitment is reflected in the guidelines to the environment policy:
- Innovative products
Most of our products make a contribution to the reduction of pollution and saving energy. For the production and procurement, energy saving and environmentally friendly production processes and facilities will be used, if it is technologically and economically reasonable.
- Environment protection / Improvement the energy performance as management function
We ensure that the environmental protection, the reduction of energy consumption and the optimization of energy efficiency is implemented in all operative functions and on all levels by strategic and operational objectives and directives. Basis for the planning, definition, implementation and verification is the compliance with all laws, regulations, official orders, requests of interested parties and internal rules.
- Continuous improvement
Our common target is to continuously improve the existing environmental and energy management system and all internal processes and the energy performance to further advance the environmental protection and saving energy at Hilite.
- Prevention of environmental impacts
Prior to the introduction of new products or proceedings, the impact to the environment and energy efficiency is evaluated. Risks for the environment, the energy or the security are avoided. This comprises the complete lifetime including disposal of our products.
- Preserving of natural resources
We use natural resources as economically as possible. Energy, water and process materials are used effectively.
- Avoidance of waste and emissions
Residual materials will be recycled respectively disposed of without danger to humans and the environment.
- Preventive environmental and protection
We conduct preventive environmental protection with high priority and promote the ecological and energy consciousness of our employees with training and information.
- Integration of suppliers and other interested parties
We assign our commitment to avoid environmental effects and wasting of energy also to our suppliers, encourage them to ecological and energy consciousness and support the realization of environmentally- and energy-friendly action, where needed. Our suppliers agree to consider our environment and energy targets in there own handling, if possible.
All other interested parties are involved within the processes.