"Caring for the environment and our people is not only a responsibility but a profound opportunity to shape new worlds of work. Together, we pursue our vision – one that combines customer focus, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. In this way, we empower our customers to succeed while contributing to a sustainable (“enkelfähig”) future. By working together, we can create a world where our business not only thrives but also has a positive and lasting impact on the environment and our stakeholders."
+++ TAKKT Group is the winner of the German Sustainability Award 2024 +++
TAKKT wins the 16th German Sustainability Award in the "Investment Goods – Distribution" category and is recognized as a pioneer for its sustainability initiatives. The German Sustainability Award is Europe's leading award for environmental and social commitment and underlines TAKKT's progress in the field of sustainability. The award shows that TAKKT is moving in the right direction to make a valuable contribution to a sustainable future.
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Our Sustainability Strategy
Acting responsibly, focusing on customers and employees, and protecting the climate and natural resources are key elements of TAKKT’s sustainability strategy. As an official member of the UN Global Compact, TAKKT follows the Guidelines for Sustainable Business Practices and adheres to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Therefore, TAKKT is committed to sustainable business practices not only within the company but also throughout the value chain. The goal is to contribute to solving global environmental, social, and economic challenges while considering the needs of present and future generations.
Our vision: bringing new worlds of work to life - by caring about environmental resources, people, and customer success.
The TAKKT vision serves as the foundation for the sustainability and business strategy. The aim is to shape tomorrow’s worlds of work together with TAKKT’s stakeholders. One thing that is not negotiable: they need to be sustainable.
Sustainability has been an integral part of TAKKT's corporate strategy for years. The holistic approach covers not only financial aspects but also social and environmental issues. While Growth stands for economic growth, OneTAKKT aims to achieve a more unified positioning of the Group. Caring represents the third pillar of the corporate strategy and takes into account the interests of all key stakeholder groups as well as material sustainability aspects.
Sustainable business practices are crucial in view of global climate challenges. For this reason, TAKKT is striving to implement a sustainability strategy that focuses on environmentally sustainable, socially just and economically efficient business activities. The focus lies on continuously improving sustainability measures and creating transparency throughout the value chain. TAKKT collaborates with its employees, customers, suppliers, and partners to create a better future worth living in while taking responsibility for society and the environment. TAKKT is convinced that sustainable corporate action represents a clear competitive advantage and can increase the value of the company in the long term.
TAKKT's sustainability strategy comprises three impact areas, which are operationalized and implemented using sustainability indicators and clearly defined targets:
Responsible corporate action considers all facets of the business environment and is a prerequisite for long-term success. The impact areas therefore cover all sustainability topics that are essential for TAKKT and its operations. Within the product impact area, the product portfolio is continuously reviewed and evaluated for various sustainability aspects using a specially developed in-house “enkelfähig” assessment system. “Enkelfähig” products take into account ecological, social, and economic aspects and stand out in the categories of circular economy, climate change, biodiversity, innovation, and profitability. The goal is to increase the share of these products and promote transparency for customers so that they can also take sustainability into account in their purchasing decisions. At the same time, TAKKT is developing a detailed greenhouse gas balance to measure its distribution impact. Having fully recorded Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, TAKKT is currently preparing to calculate Scope 3 emissions. In addition to environmental aspects, TAKKT also focuses on its social impact along the value chain. Together with its suppliers, TAKKT is working on obtaining and maintaining sustainable certifications to be able to increase the purchasing volume from sustainably certified suppliers in the long term.