Sustainability stands for the careful and responsible use of resources. At Kardex, the efficient use of resources has always been at the heart of the business model and is thus part of the company DNA.
In the field of intralogistics, Kardex’s solutions significantly shorten long walking distances, reduce space requirements by up to 84% and optimize use of space volumes. This conserves the scarce resource of land and, in addition, Kardex helps its customers to save energy. That is why Kardex also sees sustainability as a great opportunity for the company. Sustainable action is a matter of course at Kardex and is part of everyday life. In its development work, the company constantly relies on the most modern components with a high degree of efficiency. Kardex’s supply chain is working to reduce energy consumption during production and transport routes.
A major step in this regard is the planned opening of a production facility in West Columbia, South Carolina (USA) in 2021 by moving production for the US market closer to US-based customers. Short transport routes within the country instead of long sea transport routes reduces emissions and protects the climate. The production facility itself also stands for sustainability. The roof system regulates temperatures on the surface and in the building to save energy. LED lighting controlled by motion sensors also supports the responsible use of energy. These examples show how sustainable efforts are firmly anchored in core business operations.
The aim of the following report is to present Kardex’s values and its commitment to sustainability. The topic of governance is explained in detail in the Corporate Governance section of the Annual Report.