Society and the environment
Sustainable Environmental and Climate Protection
Sustainable environmental and climate protection and resource efficiency are important corporate goals for us. In both the development of new products and the operation of production facilities, we ensure that their impacts on the environment and climate are kept as low as possible and that our products make a positive contribution to environmental and climate protection among our customers.
Every employee bears responsibility for dealing sparingly with natural resources and contributing towards the protection of the environment and climate with their individual behaviour.
We comply with the environmental protection regulations and standards and contribute actively to the preservation of our environment. Since 2006 we have had a certified environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001. With this we comply with our self-imposed duty to preserve the natural resources for ourselves and future generations.
We handle our resources carefully and attempt to continuously improve our processes and procedures in this respect. Since 2011 we have had a certified energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001 in place.
We invest in our communities
We see ourselves as an active member of society, in which we are involved in different ways. We constantly examine how we can contribute to the welfare of local communities. For this purpose we support charitable initiatives with financial or other resources.
Handling Information and Data
The trade secrets and business information of our partners are treated sensitively and confidentially.
If we exchange or disclose information with or to the public, we are careful to ensure that this information is as accurate, up-to-date and understandable as possible.
We only use insider information (important information that is not public) for the purpose for which it was originally made available to us. We carefully determine whether the information is insider knowledge and then only forward such information to those that actually need it for their work. This applies to everyone within and outside SAB. In doing so, we are guided by our internal rules and regulations.
Confidentiality of Customer Data
Our customers rely on us to keep their information secure and to use it only for the agreed purposes. We apply the highest standards of information security. As a result we ensure that our customers' information remains confidential and that their statutory data protection rights are respected. With strict standards and procedures for data security, we ensure that the data cannot be manipulated, is not stolen, does not fall into the wrong hands and cannot become lost or destroyed. We disclose information about our customers only if our customers explicitly agree to this.
We have received written statements from our suppliers to the effect that the products delivered to us do not contain any so-called conflict metals (in particular no tin) which were mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighbouring states. The above information is based on information provided by the suppliers of our wires and cable strands.
Free of Harmful Substances according to RoHS
Free of harmful substances according to RoHS II Directive 2011/65/EU and the German Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (GefStoffV) Annex IV, Section 24. Our cables are free of harmful substances and comply with Directive 2011/65/EU and the German Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (GefStoffV) Annex IV, Section 24 Flame Retardants.
European Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (Regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006). The REACH Chemicals Directive regulates how and why manufacturers, importers, users and traders have to analyse, assess, pre-register and register chemical substances. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a list of substances of very high concern, which is regularly updated.
After extensive discussions with our raw material suppliers, we can assume on the basis of our current knowledge that none of our products contains chemicals which are listed as substances of very high concern in a concentration of more than 0.1% according to the candidate list regularly updated by the EU (ECHA list).
If a substance that is classified as being of very high concern according to REACH is identified, we will immediately take action and replace the material in question.
Global Automotive Declarable Substance List
The Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL) is a list which contains possible questionable and dangerous substances and defines them by means of limits.
The GADSL is the result of global efforts on the part of industry to standardise the exchange of communications and information with respect to the use of questionable or dangerous substances with a view to the coming decades. The aim of the GADSL is to simplify the subsequent recyclability of materials at the so-called end of life of the product.
The Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL) is a list which contains substances that are potentially used in auto parts. It is the result of a global effort over many years by representatives of the automotive industry to facilitate communication and the exchange of information regarding the use of certain pure chemical substances in automotive parts. The GADSL contains banned substances and declaration requirements and is an aid to the implementation of further measures, such as the subsequent recycling of old cars in the EU, including Directive 2000/53/EC on old vehicles.