Living out values at Holding Company level:

Responsibility in

thought and action

As the portfolio manager, Haniel enjoys great leverage when it comes to reducing the ecological impacts at the divisions, in the hands of which the operating business lies. Nevertheless, the Holding Company also initiates a variety of measures in order to reduce the ecological and social impacts of its own business activities.

Resource Efficiency

The Holding Company uses natural resources expediently and economically to ensure that its operations have as little impact on the environment as possible. Accordingly, awareness among the employees of the importance of this principle is raised accordingly. Haniel is also committed to disseminating and applying environmentally friendly technologies. For instance, a heating and cooling system has been installed at the Company headquarters which since 2016 has consumed at least 15 per cent less energy annually compared to 2014. In 2013 the Holding Company introduced a green car policy which takes CO2 limits into account when new vehicles are purchased.


In its role as a strategic Holding Company, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH procures goods exclusively for non-trading purposes, such as office supplies, IT equipment and company cars. A variety of criteria apply when selecting suppliers: in addition to the price, the quality of the products and the processing of the order play an important role. The Holding Company additionally prefers to use internal Group suppliers. The purchasing policy of the Holding Company ensures that minimum requirements are complied with in purchasing and tendering processes. When procuring goods and services, attention is additionally paid to the protection of the environment and the conservation of resources – for example whenbei der Auswahl des Stromanbieters: since 2013, the Holding Company has procured 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy sources.

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