Sustainability is more than just environmental protection. Sustainability is a principle of action, which is based on sustainable management with resources from ecology, economy and social issues. In addition to nature, we are primarily committed to the people inside and outside our company to act in accordance with the principle of sustainability.
What does that mean at mateco?
We value paperless processes and introduce digital alternatives wherever possible, e.g. when recording pickups from our work platforms. Waste separation is a matter of course in all of our locations. In addition, we have hazardous materials such as oils, lubricants, tires, batteries, etc. disposed of exclusively by certified service providers. For our devices we use bio-oil for the hydraulic drive of the telescopes and only required and permitted chemical cleaning agents are used in the cleaning process of our machine fleet. The work clothing for our industrial employees is rental clothing, which optimizes the entire clothing cycle and is cleaned in an environmentally friendly and water-saving manner. We regularly question our suppliers' minimum requirements in terms of quality, the environment, occupational safety and corporate social responsibility. When purchasing our IT technology, we pay attention to the appropriate environmental label.
When building new buildings as well as our existing buildings, we always check whether we can generate our own electricity using solar systems, e.g. for charging electrical devices. We use energy-saving elements, be it in heating systems or in the lighting technology on our office floors. Wherever possible, we invest in green areas instead of concrete areas.
For us, sustainability means to a very special degree our human resources, i.e. paying attention to our employees. This is why at mateco, occupational health and safety play a key role in sustainability. Mateco GmbH is certified according to the BGHW's “Safe with System” seal of approval in accordance with the industry-specific implementation of the NLF / ILO-OSH 2001 (more on this here). In addition, we offer our employees various measures to promote health and above-average benefits such as Height-adjustable tables, as well as regular instructions on occupational safety (you can find more here).
An ever increasing percentage of our devices (> 60% as of 12/2020) are based on electrical and / or hybrid drives. With the battery-operated devices, we offer a solution that enables emission-free work. For example with the LT 100 E, with which you can work 100% emission-free! Activities in sensitive areas, e.g. indoors or in noise protection zones, can be carried out unhindered. Use in narrow city centers, in shopping centers that you have to drive into (even during opening hours), exhibition halls or industrial halls are no problem with the LT 100 E.
In addition to our LT 100 E, we also offer many other working platforms with electric and/or hybrid drives. All our "green" machines can be found on our electric and hybrid equipment page or simply use our rental assistent and select the drive type "Electric" at point one "Define requirements"!
Nature is close to our hearts! With a sponsorship for six newly founded bee colonies, we are therefore committed to the protection of bees and thus take responsibility for our environment. Why we are doing this? Because the honey bee, which pollinates about 80% of all crops and wild plants worldwide, is massively threatened. Thanks to our support, new habitat for 30,000 bees was created near our company headquarters in Leonberg (you can find more here).
If you have any further questions or advice, please do not hesitate to contact our team at info(at)mateco.de or +49 800 20 11 600 (free of charge).