Our strategic fields of actions
To minimise the negative impact on the environment and on society, AT&S pursues a broad-based strategy. Four strategic fields of action with clear goals and measures can be derived from the strategy development process:
- Environment & Resources
- Sustainable Innovation
- Employees & Society
- Sustainable Supply Chain
ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES
AT&S considers it crucial to make a significant contribution to climate protection and to use efficient products and technologies to manufacture high-end products which stand for premium quality and reliability. This includes the lowest possible consumption of energy, materials, and water as well as preventing emissions and waste while at the same time adding maximum value.
Sustainability aspects must be incorporated in the innovation strategy to be able to conduct business responsibly in the interests of future generations. To implement and achieve climate and energy targets, it is not sufficient to rely only on effectiveness and efficiency. Innovative approaches are required here as well as for waste reduction, circular economy or when dealing with social challenges.
EMPLOYEES AND SOCIETY
Our responsibility as an employer goes beyond health and safety at work. We aim to be perceived as an inclusive employer and therefore promote diversity. Diversity is firmly embedded in the AT&S corporate culture and enriches the way we work together: It leads to more effective decision-making, can contribute to solving problems, and supports the innovative ability and creativity within teams. AT&S positions itself as an attractive employer for women, people of any age, different cultural, national, and ethnic origins as well as for people with a disability. By signing the “Diversity Charter“, we have committed to ensuring and promoting equal opportunities for all employees.
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
The sourcing of sustainable raw materials and other materials plays an important role within the supply chain of AT&S. For AT&S, sustainable supplier relationships mean communication on an equal footing and continuous exchange to improve together and learn from each other – this is our path towards a sustainable supply chain. Especially in times of crisis we show that our efforts in this area pay off and continue to develop even during the pandemic.