Environmental, Social, Governance
We take responsibility
SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE PROTECTION
WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
We take responsibility of creating a sustainable future. Based on the Brundtland Commission, we understand sustainability as a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainability is a core value in our corporate strategy and philosophy. Our products and innovations actively take part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, especially SDG 7 (“affordable and clean energy”) and SDG 13 (“climate action”).
Our understanding of modern entrepreneurship does not only include a long-term corporate strategy, continuous innovation or sustained leadership, but also social responsibility.
To fulfil this social responsibility, we decided to actively support two organisations, one regionally and one globally. “Planet Action” is a global organisation with the mission of providing dental care to developing countries. Recently, the organisation has decided to focus on helping Madagascar, for it is in critical shortage of medical suppliers. Planet Action provides medical professionals from all around the world and financial support in order to counteract that shortage.
Moreover, they provide villages and schools with toothbrushes and toothpaste, teaching children how to maintain adequate dental hygiene and perform check-ups. As part of our social engagement, we supply chargers and energy storage systems for everyone involved.
Additionally, sbs sponsors the German “Herzmensch” association with a bouncy castle. The association supports people from our region who face a difficult lifestyle caused by unfortunate fate or illness. The “Herzmensch” bouncy castle is installed at local events and is a beloved highlight for the sick children and their relatives.
OUR CODE OF CONDUCT
We base our business activities on fundamental ethical principles.
Furthermore, we attach great importance to the greatest possible transparency towards our employees and towards our business partners. In our “Smart Battery Solutions Code of Conduct”, we commit ourselves to compliance with laws and internal regulations, to fair competition to the highest level of integrity and to acting in accordance with the ethical standards of the company. Additionally, we consciously oppose bribery and corruption, just as we demonstrate the proper handling of personal conflicts of interest.