Our environmental management
An important goal at HÜBNER is to design our everyday working situations and our company locations so that they are environmentally friendly on a long-term basis. To achieve this goal numerous measures are taken together with the staff. These range from greening the roof tops of company buildings to extensive efforts to save materials in various activities.
Large parts of the roofs and walls of buildings at the plant premises at company headquarters in Kassel have been planted. Unused areas at HÜBNER are green spaces. In addition, the company premises have a high stock of trees. Currently approximately 250 natives trees stand on company property. Structuring the space, there are 500 square meters of hedges and on approximately 6,000 square meters there are tree rows and shrubbery.
Saving material in product development
HÜBNER has a clear objective: We want to conserve resources and energy. This objective is firmly rooted in the company culture. Also among the staff there is a great readiness to develop and realize ideas so as to achieve constructive material conservation. Material conservation starts right at the beginning of product development. For rubber parts, for example, solid material is not planned in functionless areas. Instead, a cavity is created which fulfills the same conditions but does not require material. With our After Sales & Service segment we also achieve enormous material savings. Through extensive refurbishment measures we are now able to reach a doubling in the product life cycle of our gangway systems.
Environmental awareness and conservation of resources
For 30 years, HÜBNER has been a sponsoring member of the organization B.A.U.M. (the German Working Group for Environmentally Sound Management). This networking organization was founded in 1984 and brings together economic, ecological and social considerations. We are very proud to be one of the long-term supporters of these efforts.
HÜBNER's Idea Management system is also a source of environmentally relevant initiatives. Thanks to an idea suggested by an employees at the headquarters in Kassel all disposalble plastic cups have been replaced by multiple-use thermo mugs. Since every employee has received a HÜBNER thermo mug, approximately 80,000 disposable plastic cups are saved each year.