Ziehm Imaging GmbH

Sustainability

For us, innovation means more than just state-of-the-art technology

Beyond our mobile imaging solutions, we aim to be pioneers and take responsibility when it comes to sustainability.


Climate neutrality

Health is our foundation. That is why we want to do our part for the health of our planet and the quality of life of future generations, and have been climate neutral at our Ziehm Imaging Global Headquarters since 2019.

What is climate neutrality?

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, is becoming increasingly noticeable and affects us all. One of the foremost causes is the rapidly increasing amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

When the climate is not affected by processes or actions, when there is a balance between CO2 emissions and the sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere, this is known as 'climate neutrality'.

How are we climate neutral?

In collaboration with Fokus Zukunft, we were able to precisely determine the CO2 emissions of our Global Headquarters. With the help of climate protection certificates and by supporting recognized climate protection projects, resulting emissions are compensated.

Projects

We support climate protection projects in developing countries - for a better future.

Malawi: Energy-efficient cooking stoves for people and the climate

As a medical technology company, we attach particular importance to people’s well-being. The efficient technology of the cooking stoves distributed as part of the project not only prevents CO2 emissions: in particular, the generation of health-endangering smoke and, thus, the risk of respiratory disease is reduced.

Self-reliant and local: the local production of the stoves and the use of local materials promote self-reliance among the locals, and represent an important step in the fight against poverty.

India: Clean energy and opportunities for the future

In Siltara, Raipur, clean electrical energy generated from biomass residues is now replacing a portion of the electricity primarily generated on the grid by fossil fuels. The rice husks used for this purpose are sourced from the vicinity of the plant. In addition to an annual reduction of more than 100,000 tons of CO2e, the project helps use resources responsibly and reduces the harmful environmental impact caused by energy production.

It also creates prospects: numerous jobs, improvement in the area’s economy, and new educational opportunities. Investments in a health awareness program and an education program for disadvantaged children are particularly close to our hearts.

The project explicitly opposes discrimination on the basis of gender, origin, religion, sexual orientation or any other grounds.


CONTINUING

Within the framework of our 'Quality Awareness' program, we continuously work on improving our products and processes in order to further expand our sustainable approach going into the future.