At Beiersdorf, sustainability is the responsibility of the entire company. The Executive Board played an instrumental role in the development of the sustainability strategy and is responsible for its execution. The group-wide implementation of the strategy is being managed and monitored by the Corporate Sustainability department. The unit’s management reports directly to the Chairman of the Executive Board.
We are also working with a global network of sustainability experts who act as ambassadors for the strategy in our brands and operations.
Our internal Environmental Protection and Safety Management Audit Scheme (ESMAS) enables us to monitor and ensure compliance with global standards at our production locations around the world. ESMAS is the tool we use to establish and regularly monitor our standards, which are applicable globally. In 2011 the German Association for the Certification of Management Systems (DQS) certified the scheme for another three years, this means it conforms to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. As part of the ongoing development of our audit system, we have integrated key aspects of energy management and the security audit process into ESMAS. As a result, ESMAS now covers modules for environmental protection, occupational safety, and security. The “ESMAS Audits” module has been a part of our web-based data management system since 2011 and helps our auditors to prepare and conduct audits in an efficient and transparent manner. Find out how we extended our ESMAS Audit Scheme in 2012. ...more