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Environment and Product Sustainability
The sustainable treatment of resources and the ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector will have a drastic impact on the required electrification and the powertrain mix of the future. Together with the rise of renewable energy carriers, it creates a wealth of different future development options and scenarios. AVL helps in planning the proper energy pathway. With its sustainable design and development, we reduce the CO₂ footprint of the powertrain in all lifecycle stages while considering affordability for the end consumer. We insist on the best possible quality standards in order to continue to increase our commitment towards our customers and the environment, and to provide efficient support.
Sustainability and the preservation and protection of our environment are of great importance to AVL. We are committed to treating the environment with respect and responsibility. Many of our products and services help to sustainably reduce environmental pollution from automobiles and powertrain systems. In addition to complying with statutory regulations and using environmentally friendly equipment and machinery - where economically viable - we demonstrate continuous improvement in site-related environmental protection measures. For this reason, internal processes are continuously monitored and optimized in order to identify and rectify faults and thus ensure the continuous improvement of operational environmental protection. Our employees, but also our suppliers, service providers and trading partners are involved in this process in order to live values such as sustainability and environmental protection across the company.
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Every company that is certified proves to its existing and potential customers that it meets the standard requirements. The advantages of ISO certification are on the one hand legal conformity and on the other hand the implementation of a quality management system which creates regulated processes, defines roles and responsibilities and obliges the company to optimize processes and increase process performance. We have been awarded numerous certifications, which are described below.
The international standard ISO 9001 gives organizations of all types and sizes the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to deliver quality products and services. Quality management systems serve to increase customer satisfaction and improve internal processes.
The international environmental management standard ISO 14001 defines globally recognized requirements for an environmental management system and is part of a family of standards. This family of standards includes numerous other standards for various areas of environmental management, including life cycle assessments, environmental indicators and environmental performance assessments.
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Developed by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.). (VDA), VDA 6.4 covers the requirements placed on suppliers of production equipment to the automotive industry. It addresses individual and series manufacturers with the aim of improving corporate strategy, the value chain, customer satisfaction and the company's continuous improvement process.
Receiving awards is the proof of our emphasis on sustainability and environmental protection. This highlights the effort that we put into meeting our stakeholder's expectations concerning topics related to ecological sustainability, environmentally friendly products and processes, climate protection and reduction of emissions. More information about our received awards can be found below.
klima:aktiv is the climate protection initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT) and is particularly committed to climate protection, the reduction of emissions, energy system transformation and increased efficiency. In 2008 and 2014, AVL was awarded the title "energy-efficient business" as part of the klima:aktiv program and is making a significant contribution to reducing CO₂ emissions and achieving Austria's climate protection targets.
ÖKOPROFIT is a bespoke program initiated by the City of Graz for all Graz companies to use the principles of ecological sustainability as an economic competitive advantage. In 2010 AVL received the ÖKOPROFIT award in Gold 2010 for special achievements in the areas of commitment, communication & network, environmental team, environmental standards and environmental measures. Furthermore, in 2011 the ÖKOPROFIT award for the location Hans-List-Platz 1, 8020 Graz, was awarded to AVL LIST GmbH.
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This Top Environmental Award of Austria is awarded together with the cooperation partner "Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)" to Austrian companies that have developed or are using innovative, environmentally friendly products and processes or offer ecologically effective and sustainable services. The project "Wärmemasterplan AVL LIST GmbH" of AVL LIST GmbH was nominated for the environmental technology award Daphne and was awarded the DAPHNE Excellent Project in 2014.
Energy and Sustainability
The sustainable treatment of resources and the ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector will have a drastic impact on the required electrification and the powertrain mix of the future. Together with the rise of renewable energy carriers, it creates a wealth of different future development options and scenarios. AVL helps in planning the proper energy pathway. With sustainable design and development, we reduce the CO₂ footprint of the powertrain in all lifecycle stages while considering affordability for the end consumer.
Once the ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector are implemented, we will see a drastic impact on the required electrification and powertrain mix. Synthetic and biofuels have the potential to influence this scenario. We use a variety of scenario calculations to find out how the legal requirements regarding CO₂ can be achieved and help you choose the right powertrain concept at the right cost.
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