Environment and energy
A green way for the automobile industry
The effects on the climate from greenhouse gases like CO2 have become the main issue for the entire automobile industry. All Hilite products make a significant contribution to reducing energy consumption and meeting the strictest exhaust standards.
In order to fulfill our responsibility towards our employees, fellow human beings and following generations, we have implemented an environmental and energy management system that complies with DIN EN ISO 14001 and DIN EN ISO 50001. The obligations arising from this are reflected in the principles of our environmental policy.
Our products help minimize pollution and save energy significantly. Beside the innovative and systematic development in particular with the use of simulation tools energy-saving and environmentally friendly production processes and systems are used to manufacture our products, insofar as it is technically and economically feasible to do so.
We ensure that environmental protection is taken into account, energy consumption is reduced and energy efficiency optimized in all functions and at all levels of the business. These are determined, implemented and reviewed in strategic and operational objectives and the codes of conduct. The basis is compliance with all laws, ordinances, official regulations, requirements of interested parties and internal rules.
Our common aim is to continuously review and improve the existing environmental and energy management system, all internal processes and energy-related performance, and thus to further develop environmental protection and energy saving in the company.
Before new products and processes are implemented, their environmental impact and energy efficiency are assessed. This avoids environmental, energy and safety risks. The entire lifecycle of our products, including their disposal, is taken into consideration here.
We use natural resources as sparingly as possible. Energy, water, and raw and auxiliary materials are used effectively and efficiently.
Residual materials are recycled or disposed of without endangering people or the environment.
Our priority is to take preventative measures to protect the environment and we raise the environmental and energy awareness of our employees through training and information.
We also pass on our obligation to prevent environmental pollution and energy waste to our suppliers; we raise their environmental and energy awareness and support environmentally and energy-conscious activities as appropriate. This is reflected in energy-efficient products and services they provide. Our suppliers undertake to comply with our environmental and energy objectives and include them in their own approach as far as possible. All other stakeholders are taken into account in our processes.