Climate and environmental protection in the company
As a producer of chemical and cosmetic raw materials, the Worlée-Chemie GmbH are well aware of our responsibility for the world around us and for future generations. Many years ago, we committed ourselves to the guiding principles of sustainable development and responsible trade, priorities that have meanwhile become firmly established in our company.
Every day, large quantities of our products leave our warehouse buildings in Hamburg, Lauenburg and Lübeck to be sent out throughout the entire world. Our production of these materials requires resources such as electricity and water and also generates CO2 emissions and waste. These are all unavoidable elements of our raw materials production processes. However, we can make every effort to examine our company with open eyes and ears, thoroughly scrutinizing our methods and processes. Thinking in new ways, reconsidering, having the courage to question old, established patterns – in these ways we continue to improve our climate and environmental protection year after year.
For its responsible commitment, Worlée-Chemie has already won numerous prizes and distinctions:
- Industry Environmental Prize, awarded by the Society for Study and Support of the Schleswig-Holstein Economy e.V. in the years 2000 and 2010
- From 2003 to 2016, five placements in the top 3 for the Responsible-Care Competition of the German Chemical Industry Association – North German Region
- Since 2010, the first chemical company in the prestigious group of Climate Protection Companies in German Industry
- Bronze winner of the Surface Engineering Prize “Die Oberfläche 2012“, awarded by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA) Stuttgart in cooperation with the Messe Stuttgart and the Deutsche Messe trade fair centers
- Pilot company for the extensive sustainability check of the Chemie Hoch 3 initiative – award given in July 2014
- 2016 recipient of the national Responsible Care Prize for small to medium sized enterprises in the category Product responsibility and the pursuit of sustainability in accordance with Responsible Care guidelines 4 and 7
- 2016 recipient of the Gold Recognition Level following analysis of Worlée-Chemie’s overall sustainability achievements by the international assessment platform EcoVadis
- 2017: Official member of the UN Global Compact (see here)
- 2018: Recipient of the Gold Recognition Level, Status "Advanced", following analysis of
Worlée-Chemie´s overall sustainability achievements by the international assessment platform EcoVadis
- 2018: Publication of the "Communication on Progress" following the requirements of the United Nations Global Compact
- 2019: recipient of the Gold Recognition Level following analysis of Worlée-Chemie’s overall sustainability achievements by the international assessment platform EcoVadis (read News)
- 2020: Awarded with the „Sustainability Leadership Award Small to Medium Enterprise 2020“ in the category "Best Performer Heavy Manufacturing" of EcoVadis (read News)
Worlée-Chemie continually seeks to reduce its electricity consumption in every area of the company. During the last 10 years, we were able to increase our efficiency in this way by 20 percent. Since 2013, our energy management here has been certified according to ISO 50001.