Over and above the call of duty
Siedle holds environmental certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001. Since 1998, the careful use of resources has been a constituent part of an integrated management system. Siedle is the only company in the electrical sector to have been conferred with the Environmental Award of Baden-Württemberg.
However, our responsibility for the environment extends beyond compliance with regulations and standards. Siedle is committed to a self-imposed code of environmental excellence as outlined in its Corporate Mission Statement.
Sustainability and durability
The same principles that protect the investment made by our customers also protect our environment. Siedle products are durable and reverse compatible – new components work in old systems, the availability of spare parts is guaranteed over a period of many years. Existing systems can consequently be repaired or retrofitted.
Innovation for the environment
Our aim is to manufacture low-emission, energy-efficient products using environmentally friendly means:
- Exclusively modern LED lights are used in Siedle systems. LEDs are not only more efficient and more durable than conventional energy-saving lamps, they are also free of toxic mercury.
- Siedle uses innovative technologies such as primary switched-mode line rectifiers. Their power consumption lies well below that of conventional power supply units.
- Quality has a distinctive odour: Siedle uses no materials which give off harmful substances such as softeners. Paint is left for all vapours to be given off before packaging. Siedle products are consequently free of the odour associated with solvents.
Electricity from regenerative energy sources
Siedle is committed to protection of the environment and to a secure future, in which energy supplies play an ever more important role. For this reason, the company has been purchasing green electricity from regenerative energy sources since the autumn of 2012. The quality of the green energy is certified in accordance with EECS-GoO (European Energy Certificate System – Guarantee of Origin) and will be monitored by the Freiburg Ecological Institute. According to EU stipulations, certified green electricity can come from geothermal energy, wind and solar power as well as hydroelectric power plants (tidal power stations and hydroelectric plants).
Siedle uses exclusively energy-saving, durable LEDs for its lighting systems (above). Siedle purchases its green electricity from regional supplier EGT from Triberg.
Picture captions: Wolfgang Häcker, EGT.