STÖBICH Brandschutz: Sustainability

STÖBICH Brandschutz: Sustainability

More sustainable fire protection: today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow

The STÖBICH sustainability strategy

For us, sustainability is more than just saving electricity through LED lighting (we have), electric cars and JobRad (we ride) or product packaging made from 80% recycled materials (which has also long been standard for us).
Our concept of sustainability takes place on your premises:

We already offer our customers options for reducing the use of solid walls with textile fire protection, designing rooms to be open and transparent and making buildings more flexible to use. We are breaking new ground with clever concepts and working on the development of more climate-friendly materials for their future use in our products.

Making construction more sustainable
  • With ➥ textile fire protection systems, which use less steel and reduce the CO2 footprint,
  • that fit perfectly into sustainable and contemporary building concepts and future trends,
  • can be retrofitted in existing buildings, thereby extending the useful life of buildings and conserving resources and
  • weigh less, which means they place less strain on logistics and therefore the environment than massive conventional solutions.
Serving the trends of the building revolution
  • With more possible applications in sustainable buildings such as timber constructions.

➥ Wood City | Helsinki, Finland

Since 2021, Helsinki has been home to the "Wood City" with buildings made almost exclusively of wood. STÖBICH fire protection curtains provide the necessary safety here: installed almost invisibly and retracting fully automatically in the event of a fire.

Developing more sustainable materials
  • With the research and development of more climate-friendly product components (e.g. environmentally friendly curtain materials),
  • the planned use of "green steel", which is intended to further improve the product carbon footprint of our solutions in future and is one of the measures on our reduction pathway,
  • the development of an idea into a structural standard and
  • a mindset that remains open to new, sustainable resources.

We live corporate social responsibility

As an innovation driver and global market leader, we are aware of our responsibility towards people and the environment. Together with other global players, we pursue the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, to which our Code of Conduct also refers. With regard to our corporate responsibility, we have voluntarily committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which comprises three areas of responsibility:

Our conviction

  • Sustainability is firmly anchored in our corporate principles, is part of our corporate strategy and is actively practised by the STÖBICH management, family and workforce.
  • ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and the associated sustainability management have been brought together under a newly created staff unit since 2023.
  • The first steps of the ESG action plan have already been implemented, e.g. determining the STÖBICH CO2 footprint, which we will gradually reduce through various internal and external measures.

Our contribution

  • We take our responsibility seriously, both for society and for our employees. We are making work processes and everything surrounding them more sustainable step by step, for example by packaging our textile fire protection systems in cardboard boxes made from 80% recycled materials.
  • LED hall lighting, JobRad and the expansion of an e-vehicle fleet also signal the sustainable course of our corporate strategy to our employees. We are meeting the growing demand for battery safety with safety solutions for lithium-ion batteries.
  • Improved environmental standards for sustainable construction with textile fire protection systems and reduced use of solid, high-emission building materials, approvals and proof of usability for trends in the building transition and the planned switch to climate-friendly materials such as "green steel" are measures on our CO2 reduction path.

Our social commitment

  • We are committed both regionally and nationally to strengthening education, science, charitable organisations and social projects
  • As a sponsor of research and science, STÖBICH awards and endows prizes such as the Stöbich Entrepreneurship Doctorate Prize and the Kaiser Friedrich Research Prize.
  • As a sponsor, we promote regional projects, local heroes and charitable organisations, from sports clubs to festival organisers. Doing good, both on a small and large scale, has always been important to us.
"Sustainability is very important to us. We have already taken the first steps in product development, but we know that there is still a long way to go."

Janine Stöbich-Uffel, Shareholder