Our Commitment to Responsibility and Sustainability
As one of the leading companies in the field of high-performance refractory metal powders and parts, we contribute to improvements in the quality of life with our business activities, products and services, and create value that benefits our customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers and the public.
We are convinced that our sustained success rests on a variety of different factors, ranging from the skills of our employees, through active health and safety management, economic, ecological and energy efficiency, and product and process quality, all the way to adherence to ethical and social standards.
We accordingly acknowledge, respect and support the goals of Responsible Care® and sustainable development, especially with regard to compliance with legal requirements as an obligation for the management and responsibility of all employees.
We achieve this through:
- continuous improvements in our products and manufacturing processes with regard to quality, energy efficiency and the minimization of risks and effects on the environment, the safety and health of our employees, customers and the public
- intensive instruction and training of our employees as well as their active involvement
- transparent information for our customers
- safe handling and transport of our products and environmentally correct recycling of the products made from our materials
- targeted selection and development of our suppliers in the procurement of products and services
- process orientation and decision-making on the basis of reviewed and verified data and facts
Our management system enables us to initiate and coordinate our continuous improvement process, guaranteeing the sustainable development of our company.
The company accordingly provides the resources needed for this.
Commited to Mankind and the Environment
Sustainable actions are closely linked to sustainable business. That’s because a company’s long-term success is dependent on it being able to create a business environment that takes the environmental, economic and social impact of its actions into account.
Solutions for today – and tomorrow
Our activities are driven by one goal – to develop solutions that meet the needs and requirements of individuals, society and markets today as well as profit future generations.
We offer concepts and products to improve man’s ecological footprint and quality of life, and continuously strive to optimize our environmental performance. To this end, we are actively engaged in recycling waste generated by past business activities.
As a company with a tremendous sense of social responsibility, H.C. Starck Solutions is concerned about the safety, health and protection of the people using its products.
As a globally active company, H.C. Starck Solutions complies with the laws and environmental standards of the companies and regions in which it does business and respects their individual ethical norms.
Recycling & Environmental Protection
Protecting the environment and conserving resources are firmly anchored in H.C. Starck Solutions corporate philosophy. H.C. Starck Solutions is one of the world‘s leading companies in the recycling of technology metals and recycled materials is a primary raw material input in our production process – putting it at the forefront in its industry as recycling refractory metals is technically very demanding.
Through the use of special processes, we are able to reprocess semi-finished products, components, powder metals, and compounds, after they have been used by customers, and channel them back into the material cycle – without any loss of quality.
Environmental protection, resource conservation, energy savings, and waste avoidance – economically and ethically, much speaks in favor of recycling. H.C. Starck Solutions is also constantly striving to optimize all its production processes to make them more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Strategic partner of recycling-oriented industries
Our recycling expertise is based on years of development, and does more than just help us meet our own raw material demand. It makes us a strategic partner of industries focused on growth and recycling. With the increasing competition for raw materials, recycling is fast becoming a central element in stable raw material supplies.
With our “Closed-Loop” program, virtually all metals, materials, and parts from H.C. Starck Solutions can be recycled in a closed reuse loop. We process blanks, components, metal powders, and compounds after use, making the recycled products just as high performing as they were before reclamation.