Transformation driven forward

In the past year, the SFS Group not only grew strongly, but also achieved good results in the area of sustainability. Great progress was made in particular in the environmental field, in expanding the share of energy from renewable sources and significantly reducing direct emissions. In dialog with stakeholders, SFS has defined new key topics, which will be reported on in a focused manner in the Sustainability Report 2022.

Sustainable thinking and acting is part of our DNA

Being a worldwide leading supplier of precision components and assemblies, mechanical fastening systems, quality tools, and procurement solutions, sustainable business practices have been part of our DNA from day one. Together with our customers we develop and supply customized 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 entry into 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 | 2022

Reduction of emissions (Scope 1 and 2)
GHG intensity compared to 2020
Share of renewable electricity
Target of 50% for 2025 already almost reached
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.

Five key topics identified

In 2022, reporting in the area of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) was adapted to the new requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI-Standards 2021). Together with the stakeholders, the following key topics were identified, on which SFS will report comprehensively in the future: