We waited with great excitement for the result of our first evaluation by EcoVadis. Accordingly, we were delighted to receive the bronze medal. Our sustainability performance is thus considered "good".

We reduced our CO2 footprint by 80%

EcoVadis is the world’s largest provider of sustainability assessments for companies. The assessments are not only about the important topic of environmental protection. In total, EcoVadis considers 21 sustainability criteria from the areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. In the area of environmental protection, we have achieved quite a bit in recent years. Compared to 2019, we have reduced our CO2 emissions by 80%! Of central importance was the switch to climate-neutral district heating from the Bilten waste incineration plant. As a result, we were also able to switch the process heat required in production from gas to district heating. Michael Rocholl, Head of Quality and Process Management, explains: “This has enabled us to completely decouple ourselves from gas. The remaining CO2 emissions are attributable to electricity consumption and the currently operated vehicle fleet. With additional measures, we will further reduce our energy consumption.”

In view of global warming with longer dry periods, we are also paying attention to our own water consumption. Whereas a decade ago this was still 200,000 m3, last year we were able to reduce the flow to around 75,000 m3. “In 2023, we want to reduce our consumption to around 60,000 m3. We have launched a preliminary study to derive suitable measures,” says Michael Rocholl.

In terms of sustainable procurement, we already rank among the top 7% of all companies assessed in the special machinery sector. By further concretizing our guidelines, optimized risk assessments, internal training, and intensified monitoring, we want to further increase our overall EcoVadis score in the coming years.

Highest-performance injection molding technology, sustainably manufactured in Switzerland

By scoring well in our first attempt, we are not only demonstrating a strong commitment to environmental protection and society, but also strengthening our own future viability. This is because more and more companies expect an EcoVadis rating from their suppliers and take it into account in their purchasing decisions. Renzo Davatz confirms: “We will continue to work on our sustainability. They can be confident that they are always making the best choice with our technologically leading injection molding machines. Not only do they offer them the highest performance capability and outstanding energy efficiency, but they are manufactured in Switzerland to ever higher sustainability standards.”

As a customer, you therefore benefit several times over with Netstal: You produce with maximum efficiency on our particularly sustainably manufactured machines. This in turn will have a positive impact on your own EcoVadis ranking.