Our site is located in Graz, in the region described as the Green Heart of Austria.
Surrounded by all this beauty, we are deeply connected to our environment.
Sustainability is a value that we live out every day.
It lives in our products and in the way we work.
Our products contribute to the transformation of mobility by supporting alternative powertrains systems. With our valves for H2 and CNG/LNG applications, and our air conditioning valves for the environmentally friendly R744 (CO2) refrigerant for electric cars, we help to achieve a carbon-free mobility. This results in a win-win situation – for our planet and for our business.
As we build on our capabilities and diverse technologies to decarbonise the industry and accelerate global climate solutions, we also focus on improving our environmental and social footprint, as reflected in our company policy and our core values: respect for each other, customer focus, pursuit of excellence, and respect for our environment.
An environmental team and EHS specialists drive effective corporate climate actions to continuously reduce our CO2 emissions, defining measurable goals that demonstrate our sustainability and EHS commitments and progress.
Through regular awareness campaigns, we motivate our employees to pursue these goals in their individual sphere of influence.
We work with our customers and suppliers to amplify our impact. For this reason, we have established a sustainability policy in which we define our expectations towards our business partners.
Translating our values into actions, we contribute towards achieving various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, thus
promoting prosperity while protecting the planet.
Certified Ökoprofit since 2000
Certified ISO14001 since 2002
100% carbon-neutral for scope 1 + 2 since 2022 and continuously improving the mix of measures
100% green electricity
100% LED lighting
100% ecological office supplies
100% electric forklifts
60% company fleet full electric by 2024
Low-emission heat supply through district heating and heat recovery from manufacturing operations
Constant focus on increasing energy efficiency, lowering scope 3 CO₂ emissions, improving materials efficiency, and reducing water consumption.
50 m2 bee meadow on site – we are partners of the EU environmental and social project BioBienenApfel (Bees&Apple): https://frutura.com/bees-and-apple
Carbon offsets – we use carbon credits to offset unavoidable Scope 1 and 2 emissions. We offset our emissions by financing Golden Standard projects that drive social, economic and additional environmental benefits for local communities in emerging regions. These projects have a strong link with health and well-being (SDG 3), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), sustainable consumption (SDG 12) and climate action (SDG 13).
Equity – We ensure equitable opportunities by recruiting solely on the basis of qualifications and skills.
Diversity & Inclusion – We consider mutual respect, openness and the appreciation of differences as an integral component of our corporate culture.
Human rights – We make sure that human dignity and human rights are preserved along the entire value chain.
Women’s rights – We are very sensitive to women’s rights and relentlessly support the cause.
Work conditions – We follow the applicable laws and regulations regarding working hours, and offer preventive medical care services, ergonomic workplace inspections and seminars on stress management.
Occupational health and safety – We are committed to providing safe working conditions and prevent accidents. We carry out regular workplace- or activity-related hazard assessments to determine necessary preventive and protective measures.
Substances of concern – We handle hazardous substances responsibly by efficiently managing prohibitions and restrictions on materials.
Education – We ensure work ability and employability through constant education and training (see VENTREX Academy)
Transparency – We inform our employees about goals, current issues and the economic situation affecting the company.
Compliance – We comply with international regulations on preventing corruption, combating money laundering and bribery. We sensitise our employees on these topics through regular training and communication measures set up by our parent group Aalberts.
Whistleblowing and Grievance Mechanism – We support Aalberts’ Speak up! campaign and provide our employees with a safe and understanding environment where they can address sensitive issues (concerns, risks or violations) without fear of any type of retaliation.