Sustainability is firmly anchored in our corporate strategy and is defined as one of the 12 critical success factors. Our corporate policy, which serves as a guideline for all employees and is implemented by our management, also reflects our awareness of sustainable and responsible behaviour. Our established Code of Conduct and Code of Compliance are binding conduct guidelines for all the employees and business partners. They define sustainability as the foundation for our everyday action and are the basis for our decision-making. The principle of continuous improvement has always been an integral part of our corporate philosophy in the form of our certified integrated management system based on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards and comprehensive occupational health and safety management.
The sustainability strategy of Würth Industrie Service is the result of the analysis of company-relevant focus aspects from the three dimensions of ecology, economy und social affairs. It is also guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. As a first step, a total of four areas of action were identified with 11 focus topics supported by individual targets and key figures, based on our business model and our processes and priorities for Würth Industrie Service. The sustainability activities linked to our sustainability strategy are continuously reviewed and measured against the defined sustainability goals.
We check and measure the consistent implementation of our sustainability strategy against the defined sustainability goals based on the areas of action and the corresponding focus topics. Within the framework of sustainability reporting of the Würth Group, we report on our sustainability goals, measures and achievements based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.
With the publication of our sustainability strategy, we are taking another important step forward and firmly anchoring our conscious, forward-looking and binding actions in our structures based on our corporate values and social commitment.