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Sustainability at SFS

The COVID-19 pandemic was still the dominating topic for the SFS Group in 2021. Despite this challenging environment, it nevertheless managed to maintain its focus on implementing the environmental roadmap presented last year. Important progress has been made towards achieving the ambitious targets such as reducing CO2 emissions by –11.9% and occupational accidents by –12.8%.

Sustainable thinking and acting is part of our DNA

Being a worldwide leading supplier of mechanical fastening systems, assemblies, precision moulded parts and logistics solutions, sustainable business practices have been part of our DNA from day one. Together with our customers we develop and supply customised solutions for the most varied of industries and markets that offer sustained added value.

A hardware store that opened its doors more than 90 years ago in Altstätten, Switzerland, and the start-up of cold forming production for fasteners in 1960 formed the basis for today’s SFS Group. The vision at the time – “every employee an entrepreneur” and “achieving sustainable success together” – has shaped our path over the years. This striving for sustainable success through true partnership is no less important to us today. It is firmly anchored in our core values and actively pursued inside and outside the company according to our value proposition of “Inventing success together”.

Sustainability in numbers | 2021

Reduction of CO2 emissions
for scope 1 and 2
Fewer occupational accidents
Number is to be halved from 2020 to 2025
Education and training ensured
Target range of 5–7% again confirmed

Sustainability Success Stories

As value creator we develop ideas and solutions that generate added value in economic, environmental and social terms for you, our stakeholders. This commitment to sustainability is impressively demonstrated by the following sustainable success stories.

Six key topics identified

In the 2021 reporting year, SFS conducted extensive expert interviews and a corresponding analysis with the identified stakeholder groups as part of the materiality analysis. The materiality matrix shows an overview of the final consolidation and prioritization of the results. The following six topics were identified as material and are therefore currently the focus.