Sustainability

We believe that business should be a force for good.
Achieving that takes innovation, collaboration, and a focus on
serving others. It also means leading with our values in the technology we make.
As a family-run business we act in a way that we leave the world better than we found it.

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

Sustainability

Our environmental commitments are as steadfast as ever thanks to decades of initiatives. They support the ongoing
efforts in the area of carbon neutralization, resource efficiency, and water conservation for the well-being of our beloved nature and people.

ecos has a vision

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Net Zero
carbon emission
by 2030
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95%
water reuse rate
by 2025
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No
dependency on fossil fuels
at our datacenters
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Recycling
100% of
manufacturing waste
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ecos has a vision
nature
Net Zero
carbon emission
by 2030
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95%
water reuse rate
by 2025
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No
dependency on diesel fuel
at our Datacenters
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Recycling
100% of
manufacturing waste
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Climate is changing
So should be the way we do business

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident. We believe in delighting our customers with innovative products, but at the same time having a minimal impact on the environment. That is why we received the ISO 14001 certificate for environmental management in 2021. All our current environmental targets & long-term objectives have ISO 14001 as a foundation.

Climate is changing
So should the business methods

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident. We believe in delighting our customers with innovative products, but at the same time having a minimal impact on the environment. That is why we received the ISO 14001 certificate for environmental management in 2021. All our current environmental targets & long-term objectives have ISO 14001 as a foundation.

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Carbon Neutral by 2030

Carbon Neutral by 2030

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Net Zero
scope 1 & 2 direct emissions by 2030
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50%
less scope 3 value chain emission by 2030
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100%
renewable energy usage by 2030
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No
consumption of fossil fuels from organization or transportation by 2030
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Net Zero
scope 1 & 2 direct emissions
by 2030
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50%
less scope 3 value chain
emission by 2030
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100%
renewable energy usage
by 2030
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No
consumption of fossil fuels from organization or transportation by 2030

Our 4 levers for carbon neutrality (Scope 1 & 2):

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Renewal energy

ecos aims to use 100% renewable energy across all its facilities by 2030

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Winds of change

We will buy solar & wind energy from external suppliers to fulfill our needs

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Electrified fleet

All our current diesel vehicles will be replaced with electric vehicles by 2030

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Green workplace

Purchasing more energy-efficient work equipment

Environmental actions beyond immediate influence (Scope 3):

We have set a target to systematically reduce 50% of our upstream and downstream emissions (scope 3). Since the majority of the emissions in this category are produced by third parties, we cannot directly control them. By choosing our partners carefully and auditing regularly we can nevertheless impact these emissions as well.

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Purchased goods & services

› Engage in close dialogue with our
  existing suppliers to develop action plans
  for emission reduction initiatives.

› Obtain data on CO₂ emissions for
  new suppliers before choosing them. 

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Logistics

We will reduce transportation emissions
  by pooling freight and reducing air
  transport.

Suppliers’ proximity to our facility will be
  an important selection criterion.

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Products use

All our products are energy efficient &
  modular. No need to completely replace
  them when the requirement changes.

Aims to further reduce our product’s
  energy consumption when in use.

Our 4 levers for carbon neutrality (Scope 1 & 2):

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Renewal energy

ecos aims to use 100% renewable energy
across all its facilities by 2030

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Winds of change

We will buy solar & wind energy from external suppliers to fulfill our needs

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Electrified fleet

All our current diesel vehicles will be replaced
with electric vehicles by 2030

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Green workplace

Purchasing more energy-efficient
work equipment

Environmental actions beyond immediate influence (Scope 3):

We have set a target to systematically reduce 50% of our upstream and downstream emissions (scope 3). Since the majority of the emissions in this category are produced by third parties, we cannot directly control them. By choosing our partners carefully and auditing regularly we can nevertheless impact these emissions as well.

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Purchased goods & services

› Engage in close dialogue with our
  existing suppliers to develop action
  plans for emission reduction
  initiatives.

› Obtain data on CO₂ emissions for
  new suppliers before choosing them. 

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Logistics

We will reduce transportation
  emissions by pooling freight and
  reducing air transport.

Suppliers’ proximity to our facility will
  be an important selection criterion.

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Products use

All our products are energy efficient &
  modular. No need to completely
  replace them when the requirement
  changes.

Aims to further reduce our product’s
  energy consumption when in use.

Circular supply chain by 2025

Circular supply chain by 2025

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Ecological electronic key management system

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Making fully recyclable products and packaging by 2025

Eliminate single use plastic from products completely by 2025

Further enhancing waste accounting from the current ISO 14001 standards

Sustainable lockers

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Modularity rules! 
Our electronic lockers are modular in nature in order combine them in the best way possible, therefore the exact number of assets can be stored, charged or weighed. Extending the locker system is no rocket science and can be done within minutes.

Space-efficient design 
We do not have the need for dedicated technical compartments. Therefore our electronic lockers save space, weight, material & costs. 

Eco-friendly terminals

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“Built to last” and not built for 2 years. Most of the terminals are made out of plastic in order to reduce cost.

However, only upfront costs are reduced. Over the product lifecycle the financial but also the ecological and CO² costs are higher than our steel & stainless steel terminals.

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50% higher energy efficiency by 2025

Ecological electronic key management system

Making fully recyclable products and packaging by 2025

Eliminate single use plastic from products completely by 2025

Further enhancing waste accounting from the current ISO 14001 standards

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Sustainable lockers

Modularity rules! 
Our electronic lockers are modular in nature in order combine them in the best way possible, therefore the exact number of assets can be stored, charged or weighed. Extending the locker system is no rocket science and can be done within minutes.

Space-efficient design 
We do not have the need for dedicated technical compartments. Therefore our electronic lockers save space, weight, material & costs. 

Eco-friendly terminals

“Built to last” and not built for 2 years. Most of the terminals are made out of plastic in order to reduce cost.

However, only upfront costs are reduced. Over the product lifecycle the financial but also the ecological and CO² costs are higher than our steel & stainless steel terminals.

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Responsible product design
  • Since design is the first step in making the best use of resources across the entire development and production process, we take utmost care of it from the start. 

  • Our aim is to completely remove single-use plastic components from our products with the help of eco-design methodologies and life-cycle analyses (LCAs).  
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Raw material sourcing
  • Suppliers are carefully selected to comply with
    ISO 14001 standards in Environmental & Energy Management.

  • The majority of parts are sourced locally. Thereby emissions from transportation are minimized. Our products use many stainless steel parts that are all originating from energy-efficient steel mills.
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ISO 14001 as basis
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Product manufacturing and waste accounting
  • Negligible emissions during the production process in our factories.

  • Full waste accounting according to ISO 14001 standard is in place. ecos systems is managing, separating, and properly disposing of waste.
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Proper waste accounting
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Packaging and distribution
  • We are shifting from wooden crates towards recycled carton boxes for packaging our products. 

  • No single-use plastics are used in our packaging or in our suppliers’ packaging. We are auditing our distributors methods to further reduce their packaging. 
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Recycled carton boxes
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Sustainable distribution
Product use
  • Our electronic key cabinets use less than 100 KWh per year. That’s less than the most energy efficient washing machine on the market (2022).

  • This is made possible by having developed an energy-saver mode. All non-security relevant functions such as alarms and sensors are using less energy.
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Energy efficient products
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Energy saver mode
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End-of-life
  • Our values as a family-run business are to focus on the long-term. Therefore our electronic key cabinets, lockers, and terminals have a lifetime of ~20 years. See our long-term thinking here: Nursing Services Klasen

  • Repairability is ensured by providing customers with spare parts for up to 10 years.

  • A self-repair possibility is given to our customers as it avoids costly technician intervention and CO² emissions.
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20 years product longevity
Responsible product design
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  • Since design is the first step in making the best use of resources across the entire development and production process, we take utmost care of it from the start.

  • Our aim is to completely remove single-use plastic components from our products with the help of eco-design methodologies and life-cycle analyses (LCAs). 

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No single
use plastic
Raw material sourcing
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  • Suppliers are carefully selected to comply with ISO 14001 standards in Environmental & Energy Management.

  • The majority of parts are sourced locally. Thereby emissions from transportation are minimized. Our products use many stainless steel parts that are all originating from energy-efficient steel mills.
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ISO 14001
as basis
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EU Purchase
Product manufacturing and waste accounting
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  • Negligible emissions during the production process in our factories.

  • Full waste accounting according to ISO 14001 standard is in place. ecos systems is managing, separating, and properly disposing of waste.
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Negligible
emission
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Proper waste accounting
Packaging and distribution
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  • We are shifting from wooden crates towards recycled carton boxes for packaging our products.

  • No single-use plastics are used in our packaging or in our suppliers’ packaging. We are auditing our distributors methods to further reduce their packaging.

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Recycled
carton boxes
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Sustainable
distribution
Product use
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  • Our electronic key cabinets use less than 100 KWh per year. That’s less than the most energy efficient washing machine on the market (2022).

  • This is made possible by having developed an energy-saver mode. All non-security relevant functions such as alarms and sensors are using less energy.
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Energy efficient products
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Energy saver
mode
End-of-life
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  • Our values as a family-run business are to focus on the long-term. Therefore our electronic key cabinets, lockers, and terminals have a lifetime of ~20 years. See our long-term thinking here: Nursing Services Klasen

  • Repairability is ensured by providing customers with spare parts for up to 10 years.

  • A self-repair possibility is given to our customers as it avoids costly technician intervention and CO² emissions.
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Spare parts
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20 years
product longevity

Water use reduction by 2025

Water use reduction by 2025

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95%
reduction of water usage in data center operations by 2024
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95%
of water used in organization will be reused by 2025
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95%
reduction of water usage in data center operations by 2024
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95%
of water used in organization will be reused by 2025

Data center operations

  • New methods, such as increasing supply air temperatures and collecting water from rooftops to minimize water use, are being evaluated across all of our data center operations.

  • Additionally, for nine months on average each year, outside air serves as the principal source of cooling. Only when further cooling is necessary does water come into play.  
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Organizational operations

  • No water is required to internally manufacture and produce our products, and water is only consumed for sanitary facilities. So we are already in a better position to fulfill our commitment.

  • To further save water throughout our value chain, we now intend to collect, analyze and select our suppliers based on their water consumption and recycling strategy.

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Water used for only sanitary
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Water consumption based supplier selection
Data center operations
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  • New methods, such as increasing supply air temperatures and collecting water from rooftops to minimize water use, are being evaluated across all of our data center operations.

  • Additionally, for nine months on average each year, outside air serves as the principal source of cooling. Only when further cooling is necessary does water come into play.

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Rainwater harvesting
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Outside air for cooling
Organizational operations
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  • No water is required to internally manufacture and produce our products, and water is only consumed for sanitary facilities. So we are already in a better position to fulfill our commitment.

  • To further save water throughout our value chain, we now intend to collect, analyze and select our suppliers based on their water consumption and recycling strategy.
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Water used for only sanitary
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Water consumption based supplier selection
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