Sustainability

How we live and implement sustainability

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Beyond climate

We have a global climate strategy, but this is just a good start. While curbing climate change is the key lever for sustainable development, we must look beyond climate. This is why we have been working on a holistic sustainability strategy for the whole Viessmann Group. We do so using one of the most robust, science-based tools: the Future-Fit Business Benchmark. Future-Fit Business Benchmark takes the Doughnut Model and the Sustainable Development Goals and breaks them down into concrete indicators for a company. As a result a clear, long term destination towards a social and environmental break-even point is provided. Reaching this break-even point means zero negative impacts and only positive ones on people and planet. 

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UN SDG 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the global compass to combat all interconnected social and environmental challenges. Launched in 2015, the SDGs provide an inspiring framework for collective action of governments, business and individuals. 

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Brand claim "for our climate"

Our brand stands for climate – the topic that has united us at Viessmann for generations. As well as referring to individual room climates, which we optimize together with our partners and end customers, the claim also emphasizes our strategic response to climate change.

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Strategy

Our climate strategy

With our climate strategy "LEAP to Net Zero", we set ourselves a clear plan of action with 1.5° science-based targets for our own operations, supply chain and product portfolio.

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Details on other selected aspects of our climate strategy are listed in the following.

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#ViMoveForClimate

#ViMoveForClimate

Viessmann stands for climate solutions and one of those is our campaign #ViMoveForClimate. The idea is simple: You exercise, and we reward your activity by planting trees in our own managed forests. Planting trees is one of many climate solutions as they can remove CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Learn more about ViMove
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climony

climony

Another example of how we engage individuals in climate solutions is our app climony, which helps to understand your own impact on the climate and gives you the tools to reduce it.

Learn more about the app
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Climate Report

Life Cycle Assessments & Recycling

To first understand the full environmental impact of our products and then reduce it, we conduct detailed Life Cycle Assessments. And our focus on recycling has enabled us to collect over 100 different waste types globally.

Read more in our Climate Report
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Mission Zero

Mission Zero

Our Mission Zero is a non-profit association that aims to make the Waldeck-Frankenberg district around Viessmann’s headquarters climate neutral.

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Maschinenraum

Maschinenraum

Maschinenraum unites the power of German Mittelstand and family-owned businesses to build sustainable solutions for the future. It does so by building an open peer-to-peer environment for long-term collaborations and innovation for sustainability, among other topics.

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Social Sustainability

Social Sustainability

A brief overview on the state of social sustainability topics at Viessmann is provided here.

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Commitments, Certificates and Downloads

At Viessmann we adhere to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights as well as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Further, we are a member of the United Nations Global Compact.

While our Viessmann climate strategy “LEAP to Net Zero” accelerates the company’s impacts and positive contributions specifically on climate, our well established and robust management system ensures our precautionary approach, employee’s focus on environmental topics as well as continuous improvement of our environmental performance. Beside ISO 14001 and EMAS covering manufacturing sites, our global integrated management system implements occupational health and safety standards according to ISO 45001 certification for 10 sites, energy management standards according to ISO 50001 for 194 sites (including sales offices) and ISO 9001 for 23 sites. Download our standards here:

EcoVadis Rating

EcoVadis Rating 

Climate Report

Viessmann Climate Report 

SBTi Certificate

Science Based Targets Certificate

UNGC Progress Report

Progress Report for the United Nations Global Compact

Code of Conduct

Viessmann Code of Conduct

News

Latest Sustainability News