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GEALAN and the environment
- Our commitment
- Our material: PVC
- PVC material cycle
- The GEALAN Eco-Agreement
- EMAS environmental audit
- The GEALAN environmental declaration 2002 (PDF)
- DIN EN ISO 14001 environmental management system
- Sustainablility benchmarking
- DIN EN ISO 14031 environmental performance evaluation
- ISO TR 14032 technical report
- Climate protection tips for the home
- The various locations of the GEALAN Group
- Success factors of the GEALAN Group
- GEALAN employees
- Responsibility / environment
- Purchasing department
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Environmental protection at GEALAN
"In our business actions we aim to achieve a balance between economic, environmental and social concerns. Our goal is to meet our moral responsibility to the environment and to following generations."
Joachim Feulner, environmental agent for GEALAN
That economic growth can stand in harmony with nature is proven by our success in environmental protection: GEALAN was Europe's first vinyl window profile manufacturer with the EG Eco-Audit. The validation of both of our sites – GEALAN Fenster-Systeme GmbH in Oberkotzau as well as GEALAN Tanna Fenster-Systeme GmbH – was as early as June 1996.
With the successive certification according to the world-wide standard ISO 14001 in May 1997, we were able to fortify our position as the market leader in environmental protection. Revalidation according to the EG-Eco-Audit – now known as EMAS II – was awarded in 1999 and 2003. The two-day-long inspection was carried out at both of our German sites in conjunction with the ISO 14001 audit and the ISO 9001 quality management recertification.
Ecologically responsible production of GEALAN window profiles is ensured with the aid of an externally controlled environmental management system. As part of its responsibility for its product and to create a closed material circuit, GEALAN offers its customers the cooperative GEALAN Eco-Agreement. In addition, GEALAN is a member of Rewindo.
GEALAN is also working together with five other companies on a pilot project for environmental impact evaluation according to ISO 14031 for midsized businesses. This project, unique in the world, is financed by the Federal Endowment for the Environment and is managed by the Institut für praktische Unternehmensführung (Institute for Practical Business Management) as well as by Dr. Seifert from the Wuppertal Institute.