Act responsibly – shape the future

Social responsibility and sustainable economies are the supporting pillars of our corporate strategy and entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, environmental protection and the safety and diversity of our employees is a permanent part of our culture.

To substantiate this claim, we implemented the environment management system according to DIN ISO 14001 certification standards in 2003. To review and download VOSS Automotive and VOSS Fluid certifications please select the links below:

VOSS Automotive Certifications
VOSS Fluid Certifications

For an overview of the values practiced at VOSS – please select the VOSS compliance guideline.

Environmentally-friendly practices

Thanks to innovative technology and a sustainable management system, we were able to reduce the specific consumption of energy and water as well as specific CO2 emissions over the past years.

Energy consumption

We could reduce the specific consumption of power and gas – that is energy consumption in kWh per 100 pieces of produced items – by 14 % in the last two years.

CO2 emission

Thanks to the investment made in our own cogeneration unit in 2016, we can achieve a significantly higher level of efficiency in energy supply. Heat loss is used to achieve an efficiency level – in an ideal situation – of up to 90 %. For comparison: A conventional, coal-operated large power plant brings an efficiency level of approx. 45 %.

We could lower our specific CO2 emissions even in 2018 through programs for switching off energy consumers when not in use.

Water consumption

We are always looking for creative and sustainable solutions to reduce consumption. For example, in order to continuously reduce our need for valuable drinking water, we resort to industrial water from the tippers and lead it back to nature. Thus, 88 % of our water consumption is led back in a resource-conserving manner without long transport routes and energy expense can burden the energy balance.

Recycling of the generated waste

In the last two years, we could reduce the specific waste generation by 7 %.
Over 91 % of this waste is recyclable and is led back to the recycling plants.

Safety and health of our employees

At VOSS, we are a family, and the health of our employees around the world is a priority and a matter very close to our heart. VOSS contributes to the well-being of our employees by providing regular trainings and safety briefings, a clean, tidy, healthy workplace atmosphere.

Occupational safety

We are well below the industry average of 22.2 accidents per 1 million worked hours. However, we continually strive towards a goal to permanently maintaining 0 accidents.

Demographics at VOSS Automotive

We lay great emphasis on a culturally diverse and balanced work environment. We are proud to employ a talented workforce with comparatively high percentage of woman in the industry – 25.6 %. Since technical trainings and engineering courses still contain a very high quota of men despite ongoing efforts such as Girl’s Day. VOSS will continue to provide an equal opportunity and encourage a balanced quota of women.

In addition, VOSS distinguishes a very uniform distribution across all age groups – because this is the only way young employees benefit from the older and experienced employees and vice versa.

Promotion programs and
development options

To secure our corporate success in the long term, we rely on first-class employees. And we develop and promote this with individual and tried-and-tested programs. So for example, with our trainee program, we offer promising prospects to jobseekers. The allocation to different locations across the world, as well as continuous measures for further training offer the management personnel of tomorrow plenty of development options.

All data refer to the VOSS Wipperfürth site.