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Sustainability and
responsibility at Flottweg

Success is…. living sustainability.

The construction of machines in the field of separation technology is closely linked to efficiency and sustainable resource consumption – the top premise of our products is therefore to combine the highest quality with the most cost-effective solution.

Environmental protection and sustainability are therefore both an obligation and a matter of course for Flottweg. On the one hand, it’s about producing in a resource-efficient and sustainable way, and on the other, it’s about using innovations to make the systems even more efficient for customers.

We are determined to make our product range of decanters, separators, and belt presses even more economical, individual, and environmentally friendly in the future. Our in-house research and development department deals with new technologies and implementation options on a daily basis.

What distinguishes Flottweg as a sustainable company

Ecological responsibility


Quality and product life cycle

Quality comes first at Flottweg. The internal quality management system, certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, regulates all essential procedures, processes, and methods, taking into account legal and official regulations as well as the state of the art.

Flottweg lives and thinks sustainability throughout the entire product life cycle. This is why we are actively working on solutions for repairs, but also on the use of new products and production technologies. Flottweg also offers its customers solutions to save resources and minimize costs – for example through clever retrofit solutions.


Use of resources

The thoughtful handling of primary materials is of great importance to Flottweg: The company’s internal consumption of energy and resources is continuously optimized to reduce emissions.
To achieve its goals, Flottweg attaches great importance to technological innovation and the optimization of its own work processes.  In addition, the applicable environmental laws and regulations are taken as the basis for daily activities.

Flottweg is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 with regard to environmental management.


Disposal of waste material

Treating materials with respect is the credo at Flottweg: By using a well-thought-out recycling process, waste is made usable again and returned to the economic cycle.

The company continuously reviews the waste disposal process and looks for new disposal options in order to dispose of waste in an even more sustainable and unmixed manner.

Social responsibility



Flottweg's primary goal as an employer and partner is to provide a safe, healthy, and pleasant working environment for all employees and third parties. In addition to adapted workplaces, a great deal of emphasis is placed on occupational safety.

In addition, a free advice center has been set up to offer all employees holistic support relating to personal, professional, or health-related concerns.


Working conditions

At Flottweg, we place great emphasis on working together and supporting each other!

As an employer, Flottweg strives to offer the best possible and fair working conditions and to put people first. The work environment is characterized by appreciation, mutual trust, and the respectful treatment of each other. All these measures and services are found in the Standard for Occupational Safety, DIN ISO 45001:2018, to which Flottweg is certified. 


Diversity within the work environment

The company is only as good as its employees, and everyone contributes to its success. Flottweg attaches great importance to open and fair communication with each other and pays attention to individual needs.
Fairness and equal opportunities form the basis of our daily actions.



Flottweg respects and observes human rights, as laid down in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It is the company's aim to take this into account in the pursuit of its business activities, in particular when selecting business partners and also throughout the entire supply chain.

Responsible business practices



Flottweg focuses on sustainable procurement - not only in its internal processes, but also with respect to suppliers.
supplier code has been formulated specifically for this purpose, which sets out guidelines for cooperation. This includes defined values and behavioral measures that are not only required within the company but also of suppliers and subcontractors.


Corporate management

Flottweg is committed to responsible corporate management and combines entrepreneurial action and responsibility for employees with ecological considerations.

In addition, the company is organized as a foundation, thus ensuring Flottweg's continuity.

EcoVadis Gold Seal

Certification issued by EcoVadis

The world’s largest and most reliable provider of sustainability assessments awarded Flottweg the EcoVadis Gold seal. With 73 out of 100 possible points, Flottweg is among the best 1% of certified mechanical engineering companies. The EcoVadis certification embraces 21 criteria, bundled into 4 core topics: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

Flottweg is a participant of the UN Global Compact to promote sustainable development

Flottweg is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate management. Based on the 10 universal principles and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the UNGC pursues the vision of an inclusive and sustainable global economy that benefits all people.
Upon its accession, Flottweg undertakes to actively support the goals of the Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption. The company is also working to continuously improve its products and services in order to minimize their impact on the environment and to positively affect society.

Guiding principles governing our actions and certifications


Legal compliance is at the heart of Flottweg’s business principles. Our goal is to act compliantly in all business situations. Since violations can jeopardize not only economic success but also the safety of our employees, it is crucial to report potential misconduct at an early stage.
Your contact for questions and suggestions on the topic of corporate responsibility is Mr. Mathias Weber (

Reports – also anonymous reports – can be submitted via the following link:


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