Through its integrated energy and environmental management, Pilz is constantly monitoring its energy efficiency and environmental performance in order to detect weaknesses and avoid waste. The aim is to continuously improve energy efficiency and environmental protection.
Environmental protection and energy efficiency at Pilz
Energy and environmental management
Since March 2016 Pilz has had an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001 and an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001. These help with the long-term implementation of our aim to work and manufacture in a way that's environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
Suppliers are closely involved in Pilz's management of hazardous substances. The issues of energy efficiency and environmental protection are additional deciding factors when procuring products and services.
Environmental protection in various sectors
Pilz packages its products in 100% recycled paper. This saves raw materials and minimises film waste.
The use of geothermal energy in Pilz's new building saves CO2, along with building core activation in the Peter Pilz Technology Centre. A photovoltaic system is used for power generation.
There has been a sustainable improvement to the pollutant balance by converting to lead-free soldering.
Waste products are recycled.
WEEE - Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
The WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) was issued in 2012. This European directive deals with the marking and taking back of electrical and electronic equipment by the manufacturer, among other matters. It is intended to ensure that the equipment is properly disposed of or recycled. Since Pilz products likewise fall within the scope of this directive, all international subsidiaries subject to this legislation are registered locally and offer their customers a disposal solution.
Due to the changes in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) of 10 August 2021, we offer our customers in Germany the option to return our products at the end of their lifecycle. If you need to dispose of waste devices in accordance with §19 of ElektroG, please consult your appropriate contact first. It is the customer's responsibility to delete any personal data. Pilz GmbH & Co.KG shall bear the cost of this return. Waste devices may not be disposed of in unsorted municipal waste. This is also indicated by the symbol of the crossed-out dustbin. The customer is also obliged to remove any accessible batteries, accumulators and lamps first, and to dispose of these separately.
Products and systems
Sustainability is a key part of Pilz's company principles. It is a declared company objective to develop environmentally friendly products using ecological materials and energy-saving technologies. Energy efficiency is one of the specific demands that the development department places on new products and ongoing technical developments. This ensures that the issue is considered early on in the product lifecycle. This applies to all control systems, relays and sensors, as well as functions relating to actuator technology.
Commitment to sustainability and environmental protection
Pilz is a member of the Blue Competence initiative, a VDMA (German Engineering Association) sustainability initiative. Blue Competence establishes network links for the mechanical engineering industry in the area of sustainability and pools the resources, expertise and strengths of the VDMA. With our partnership, we undertake to comply with the 12 sustainability principles of mechanical engineering (www.bluecompetence.net/about).
Since 2007, Pilz has carried the ÖKOPROFIT seal awarded by the town and district of Esslingen for its environmental protection activities.