Sustainability

We take responsibility and act sustainably

We are aware that our actions have an impact on people, animals and the environment.

That is why sustainability is more than just a trend for us - it is a central part of our corporate values.

Our commitment to environmental and climate protection is mirrored in our daily actions. We focus on environmentally conscious practices and are constantly looking for ways to reduce our ecological footprint.

We also actively support social projects and are committed to a fair and sustainable society. We firmly believe that companies have a responsibility to our community and are therefore committed to the well-being of our employees and society as a whole.

 

 

Our sustainability management is based on the three principles of sustainability.

These three principles form the base of our strategy and determine our actions in all areas of the company.

Economy

We understand that ODM is not only responsible for its own profits, but also for the well-being of society as a whole. A strong economic performance is therefore not only a goal for us, but also an obligation.

We strive to create long-term value for our stakeholders. Through sound financial planning and transparent business practices, we create trust and stability in our company and in the economy as a whole.

We also recognise that successful economic performance must not come at the expense of others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social

We have a responsibility to our employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. We want to create a safe, inclusive and respectful working environment in which diversity is valued and encouraged. We invest in the well-being of our employees and promote their personal and professional development through fair working conditions, fair pay and continuous training.
We are also actively involved in the community and support social projects and initiatives. We believe in the importance of corporate citizenship and strive to make a positive contribution, be it through donations or partnerships with charitable organisations.
Our social responsibility also extends to our supply chain and our customer relationships. We strive for fair and transparent business practices and are committed to upholding human rights and labour standards along our entire value chain.

Ecology

We are aware of the impact of our actions on the environment and strive to use natural resources responsibly and minimise our ecological footprint. This includes reducing emissions, using energy and resources efficiently, minimising waste and promoting the circular economy.

We strive for continuous improvement and innovation by investing in environmentally friendly technologies and processes. We set ourselves targets to reduce our environmental impact and regularly monitor our progress.

We are also actively involved in our own projects that help to preserve the ecosystem and combat climate change.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

We are committed to responsible and sustainable action for a better future for generations to come.

We follow ethical standards and are committed to fair working conditions, fair pay and a responsible supply chain.

We see social responsibility not only as an obligation, but also as an opportunity to make a positive contribution by promoting social justice, inclusion and sustainability.

 

Our Social Engagement

Every year, we support several social projects in the region through donations or participation in events with a charitable purpose. In 2023 and 2024, these included the following campaigns:

Donation to the Betze Engel in favour of various social projects

Donation to Vor-Tour der Hoffnung e.V.

Donation to the Sterntaler children's hospice in Speyer

Participation in the "Lautrer Lebenslauf", whose registration fees benefit the "Mum/Dad has cancer" project

Donation to Life assistance Bad Dürkheim

Various donations in kind to regional associations

Spendenübergabe Kinderhospiz Sterntaler

Donation to the Sterntaler children's hospice

Spendenübergabe Kinderhospiz Sterntaler

Donation to Life assistance Bad Dürkheim

Spendenübergabe Kinderhospiz Sterntaler

Donations handed over to Betze Engel

Spendenübergabe Kinderhospiz Sterntaler

Donation to Vor-Tour der Hoffnung e.V.

Spendenübergabe Kinderhospiz Sterntaler

Participation in the "Lautrer Lebenslauf" (neon green running shirts)

Our Sustainability Mission Statement

Economic Action

As part of the ASS Group, we have grown continuously since 2019. Our business activities are characterised by transparency, efficiency and sustainability. For us, economic success always means taking responsibility.

Ethical Behaviour

Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations at European, federal, state and local level is a matter of course for us in order to ensure our business success. We do not tolerate any form of bribery and/or corruptibility, the acceptance and/or granting of advantages or insider trading in any form and actively promote our anti-corruption rules to our business partners. We attach great importance to the protection of privacy and data protection. We ensure compliance with applicable data protection regulations and that sensitive data is handled securely and confidentially. We respect human rights, personal rights and the dignity of our employees and all third parties. We are committed to protecting the rights of workers at local, national and global level. We strictly condemn and do not tolerate any form of child labour, forced labour, all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as any form of exploitation.

Social Responsibility

Our regional connections mean that we actively support and strengthen the communities in which we operate. We are committed to the economy in the region by creating local jobs, favouring materials from regional producers and sourcing our food from local farms. We are also involved in various social projects in our region.

Through targeted donations and partnerships, we support organisations and initiatives that are committed to the well-being and development of our community. We firmly believe that community involvement and solidarity form the basis for a strong society worth living in.

Another important aspect of our social responsibility is our contribution to regional economic development. We are actively committed to creating and maintaining jobs in our region. By choosing our location and sourcing materials from the region, we support local companies and help to strengthen the local economy.

 

Employees

The employees at ODM are our most important resource and capital. They make the company's success possible. We offer secure jobs, attractive remuneration and flexible working time models that support a healthy work-life balance. We ensure a safe and ergonomic working environment through regular safety inspections and our integrated occupational safety management system. We also promote health by offering healthy eating options and active breaks. We give our employees space for personal development and to help shape their workplace. Team orientation and the associated sense of togetherness as well as personal responsibility are important in order to be able to identify with the company's principles. We expect our employees to be willing to go above and beyond, to initiate change and to develop and advance the company. Training and further education programmes as well as open communication help us to define and implement common corporate goals. Respect, fairness and collegial behaviour are an integral part of our corporate philosophy and are exemplified by our managers on a daily basis. At ODM, we believe in equal opportunities and reject any form of discrimination.

Resource Management and Climate change

In the provision of our services and the manufacture of our products
we pay attention to energy-saving, resource-conserving handling and processing of materials and consumables. We strive to continuously reduce negative environmental impacts by regularly taking appropriate measures to minimise and eliminate sources of CO² emissions and/or other pollutants as far as possible. We have defined specific measures for this in our environmental protection concept.

ODM is committed to continuously improving resource productivity and energy efficiency throughout the entire value creation cycle and at the same time reducing or eliminating the impact on the environment and climate. We use a life cycle analysis to evaluate energy and resource efficiency. In doing so, we evaluate procurement, production and the expected service life and disposal, reuse and/or recycling. Due to our take-back promise, when disposing of our products we attach particular importance to separating the components according to their disposal categories and obtaining proof of proper disposal from certified waste management companies in order to be able to map a complete product life cycle. Our management approach is based on the ISO 9001 quality management system, while our sustainability and environmental management system is based on ISO 14001 and ISO 26000.

Product Responsibility

We develop first-class audio solutions for our customers challenges. To do this, we seek a wide range of perspectives and constantly develop our products and services in a way that makes us proud. Our mission is to provide our customers with safe, high-quality and reliable products of impeccable quality, with respect for the environment and people. Our products themselves are non-toxic and recyclable due to their nature and raw material composition. Their longevity also helps to conserve resources. We pursue the idea of manufacturing products locally, granting licences and establishing local supply chains. This offers many advantages for the regional economy, the environment and the community.

Customer Orientation

We analyse customer needs through regular exchanges with our customers and needs analyses of our target group. We closely incorporate these into the development and further development of our products. As a loyal and flexible partner, we want to react quickly to changes in demand and offer suitable solutions. We orientate ourselves on the market, take this as a minimum requirement and exceed these requirements with innovative and future-oriented, customised solutions. Through an optimised and well thought-out maintenance and repair process, we guarantee a long service life of the products and the latest state of the art through regular updates.

Supply Chain

We prefer to work with regional or national suppliers. However, due to material availability, this may extend to Europe or beyond in rare cases. We focus on transparency and partnership. We are in close and regular dialogue with our suppliers regarding quality, availability and origin. Compliance with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and due diligence obligations along the supply chain play a central role in this. Due to our flexibility with regard to customer orders, we also expect a high degree of flexibility from our suppliers. Quality and quantity, but also energy efficiency, are therefore of great importance for our procurement process.

Continuous Improvement

ODM is committed to progress and continuous improvement processes in all areas of the company. Customer feedback, internal quality assurance and suggestions for improvement from our employees help us to identify potential for improvement and develop suitable measures. We also look at current, innovative work systems, techniques and methods, such as ‘Industry 4.0’, in order to implement them successfully and thus achieve added value in our workflows and processes.

Sustainability Report

The reports document ODM's sustainability efforts. They contain important facts and key figures from the reporting periods:

 

1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022    ODM Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2022

1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023 in progress...

 

Die Nachhaltigkeitsberichte wurden weitestgehend nach dem CSR-Standard erstellt. Zudem dienen die Sustainable Development Goals der Vereinten Nationen und die 10 Prinzipien der UN Global Compact als Richtlinie zur Erreichung unserer Ziele.

 

 

Life cycle - the life cycle of our products

We want to offer all our customers climate-friendly and recyclable products.

An important condition for this is a sustainable supply chain. This includes not only the procurement of raw materials, but also the processing in our company, the transportation of the products and its use by our customers.

We place great value in the long lifespan and reparability of our products. We also ensure that the use of our products does not have a negative impact on the environment.

An intensive exchange with our manufacturers and suppliers of recycled or recyclable raw materials helps us to continuously optimize our products and their properties.
We also constantly optimize our own production processes wherever possible.

Spendenübergabe Kinderhospiz Sterntaler

PLA from corn starch

Spendenübergabe Kinderhospiz Sterntaler

PLA granulate

Our Certifications And Awards

Management Systems

Quality Management to ISO 9001

Certificate german

Certificate english

Information Management to ISO 27001

 

Occupational Safety Management to ISO 45001

Certificate german 

Certificates and Quality Seals

Silver Medal in the EcoVadis Rating 2024

 

Auszeichnungen

Red Dot Design Award 23/24

 

 

Contact person

Anne Gomez Lauro

Anne Gomez Lauro

Sustainability Management

E-Mail: anne.gomez@odm-gmbh.com
Phone: +49 6356 9621-0