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Environmental protection and energy efficiency at Pilz

Integrated energy and environmental management from Pilz

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.

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

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

Raw materials:

Pilz packages its products in 100% recycled paper. This saves raw materials and minimises film waste.

CO2 emissions:

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.

Hazardous substances:

There has been a sustainable improvement to the pollutant balance by converting to lead-free soldering.

Waste:

Waste products are recycled.

WEEE - Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE (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. Please refer to the respective national Terms and Conditions for details of how the legislation is actually implemented.

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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

Blue Competence initiative

Pilz is a member of the Blue Competence initiative, a VDMA sustainability initiative. Blue Competence establishes network links for the mechanical engineering industry in the area of sustainability and pools the resources, know-how and strengths of the VDMA. With our partnership we undertake to comply with the 12 guidelines for sustainable action of mechanical and plant engineering (www.bluecompetence.net/about).

ÖKOPROFIT seal

In 2014, 2015 and 2016, the town and district of Esslingen awarded Pilz the ÖKOPROFIT seal for its environmental protection activities.

Headoffice

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
Felix-Wankel-Straße 2
73760 Ostfildern
Germany

Telephone: +49 711 3409-0
E-Mail: pilz.gmbh@pilz.de

Americas

  • Brazil: + 55 11 4942-7028
  • Mexico: +52 55 5572 1300
  • Canada: +1 888-315-PILZ (315-7459)
  • United States (toll-free): +1 877-PILZUSA (745-9872)

Europe

  • Belgium: +32 9 321 75 75
  • Turkey: +90 216 5775552
  • Switzerland: +41 62 88979 30
  • Finland: +358 10 3224030 / +45 74436332
  • France (toll-free): +33 3 88104000
  • Russia: +7 495 6654993
  • Italy: +39 0362 1826711
  • Denmark: +45 74436332
  • Sweden: +46 300 13990 / +45 74436332
  • United Kingdom: +44 1536 462203
  • Spain: +34 938497433
  • Austria: +43 1 7986263-444
  • Netherlands: +31 347 320477
  • Ireland: +353 21 4804983
  • Germany: +49 711 3409 444

Asia Pacific

  • Australia: +61 3 9560 0621
  • Japan: +81 45 471 2281
  • China: +86 21 60880878-216
  • South Korea: +82 31 778 3390
  • Taiwan: +886 2 25700068
  • New Zealand: +64 9 6345350