Since we operate globally and manufacture within a global network, not only is environmental compatibility an important criterion for us, but social standards, too. As part of our collaboration with our suppliers, we pay attention to the quality of their working conditions and their observance of human rights. At home in our own company, we also take special precautions to protect the health of our employees. In the area of abrasive-media and fibre production, we have installed isolated, noise-reducing chambers that far exceed conventional standards. At the same time, a dust exhaust system and a fresh water supply have also been installed in these chambers. As a result, our employees’ exposure to noise and dust pollution has been noticeably and audibly reduced across all production shifts.