Sustainability and Environment
Packaging, recycling and waste prevention
Save packaging: 91,000 kg PE film less
Ten new packaging machines were purchased in 2018. This means a saving of 91,000 kg of packaging film per year since 2019.
It also works unpacked: Delivery of granulate in a silo truck
Since 2019, PP plastic granulate is no longer delivered in bags but by silo truck and blown into the silo through a closed pipeline. This saves approximately 6,500 kg of packaging material and plastic waste (leakage) per year.
Packaging from recycled paper
Member of the Austrian Working Group for Plastics Recycling (ÖAKR)
In 1991, Austria's leading conduit manufacturers founded ÖAKR, a nationwide collection system for used pipes, fittings and plastic pipe scraps left over from laying. Dietzel also participates in this system.
Used pipes, fittings and laying residues made of PE, PP and PVC from the fields of building construction, civil engineering and building services engineering are collected. The leftovers are sorted and cleaned and returned to the production cycle.
Taking back the materials free of charge saves the disposal costs that would otherwise be incurred for plastics that are no longer needed. In 2017 alone, a total of 1,150 t of CO2 was saved through the collection of plastics from the member companies within the framework of the ÖAKR, which corresponds to approximately 5.4 million car kilometres driven.
Certificates and awards
Austrian Eco-label for halogen-free conduits
The Austrian Eco-label has been awarded to products, tourism businesses and educational institutions since 1990. It provides the public with information on the environmental impact of consumer goods through their production, use and disposal.
Since January 2019, it has also been possible to award the eco-label to electrical installation material made of plastic. We are the first manufacturer of electric conduits to be awarded the eco-label for our LSF0H conduits.
Participant of the UN Global Compact
We are a registered participant of the United Nations Global Compact since March 2011. Dietzel Univolt adheres to a corporate mission which encompasses the ten UN Global Compact principles. We believe that professional excellence and our striving for customer satisfaction, highest quality standards, mutual business partnerships, and staff development are intrinsically tied to a corporate code of ethics. Within our scope of influence we follow and uphold The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and The United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
Certification according to ISO 14001:2015