Sustainability at SFS

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.

Sustainable thinking and acting is part of our DNA

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: a global leader for mechanical fastening systems, precision parts and sub-assemblies, and logistics systems. 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 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.

Sustainability in numbers

Increase of added value
In the period of 2015 – 2019
Fewer occupational accidents in 2019
Reduction of 19% compared to 2018
Of all employees are in a dual education system
Target range of 5–7% again confirmed
Of 27 production platforms are ISO-14001-certified
Further sites will follow in 2020

Five key topics identified, materiality matrix adjusted

During the year under review SFS conducted extensive expert interviews and a corresponding analysis with the identified stakeholder groups. A final consolidation, analysis and prioritization of the results led to the new materiality matrix.The following topics were identified as significant and are therefore the focus of the current report: