Management system and certification

We operate an integrated global management system (GMS) at our Corporate Real Estate & Logistics division, which interlinks quality and environmental management and ensures that similar processes are seamlessly managed. Through a systematic, Group-wide reporting process, we monitor our environmental performance and implement appropriate improvement measures.

Environmental objectives and targets are defined centrally at our headquarters, but responsibility for implementing improvement measures also lies with the Corporate Real Estate & Logistics departments in our regions and individual locations. Some of them define additional environmental targets that reflect specific local conditions and challenges.

Until 2013, our policy was to have our largest locations certified according to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard ( We since decided to move to a centralised approach and have the whole Corporate Real Estate & Logistics division certified globally according to ISO 14001. This certification process was successfully completed in 2015. All our operations and employees are now covered by an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system.