At the end of December 2019, our Chinese subsidiary Comde-Derenda (Wuxi) Measuring Technologies Co. Ltd. was certified for occupational health and safety management according to ISO 45001:2018. The certification confirms the compliance with the management system for health and safety management which is specified by the directive. Aware of its social responsibility, Comde-Derenda Wuxi highly values health protection and safety at work. Therefore occupational safety and health concepts are integrated in all manufacturing processes and business structures. Active implementation of various measures like regular training programs, planning optimization and consolidation of process management as well as raising the awareness and responsibility for health protection and safety issues of all employees helped to continuously enhance the working environment. In the future, Comde-Derenda will furthermore work on the constant improvement of manufacturing processes and the reduction of risks of injury, accidents, and work-related illnesses to optimize the sustainability of all products.
After establishing a company-wide environmental management system according to the regional standards of Brandenburg, Comde-Derenda GmbH gained the certificate “Brandenburger Umweltsiegel“ at the beginning of November 2019. The certification is awarded in the context of the environmental network “Umweltpartnerschaft Brandenburg”. An important goal of the environmental management system is to reduce the usage of energy and materials and to ensure a careful handling of resources by structured working methods. It should also train all employees for a better perception of relevant environmental aspects and establish a responsible handling of materials and their disposal. Mr. Claus Heuberger from the Brandenburg Ministry for Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture presented the certification on 07th November on the company site. The IHK Potsdam was also taking part. For Comde-Derenda GmbH, the successful introduction of environmental management meant an important step towards a more sustainable production process. In the future, all company departments will further optimize their handling of relevant environmental topics and consistently pursue the aim of the greatest possible environmental friendliness.