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Sustainability for Life

Innovation for a Sustainable Future

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Like people everywhere, you’re trying to find your path to environmental responsibility. At Oerlikon, our approach to sustainable innovation creates technological inventions that enable industries and their customers — people like you — to do more with less.

Innovation for a Sustainable Future

Our passion is leading advances in materials engineering and developing solutions designed to ensure that living sustainably is central to living our best lives.  
We love the challenge: the chance to push the boundaries of innovation to serve our planet and society. That’s how Oerlikon defines sustainability and how sustainability defines Oerlikon. And we invite you to explore our ideas for building a cleaner and healthier planet.

Our customers are actively seeking means of reducing resource consumption, eliminating waste and lowering emissions of harmful substances. They turn to Oerlikon for solutions that meet these ambitious goals. Our capacity for delivering sustainable innovation reverberates across sectors whose environmental practices have global impact: aerospace, automotive, energy, mining, construction, polymer processing and many other industries. Every positive step we take with them toward a more sustainable planet carries benefits for our environment and all the living beings on Earth.   

It’s no surprise that we have applied these high standards of innovation to our own operations and practices. For several years, Oerlikon has been creating pilot initiatives that we intend to implement company-wide to the greatest extent possible. For example, we are committed to achieving CO2 neutrality in all our locations by 2030 as we have already done at a site in Liechtenstein that provides our blueprint for meeting this commitment. Our goals also include obtaining 100% of our energy from renewable sources and achieving the standard of Zero Harm to People.  

What inspires us to believe we can fulfill such demanding ambitions? 

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Strength and Strategy

The concept of sustainable innovation is at the core of our being as a company, and our people take pride in that commitment and pursue it with passion every day. This is perhaps our greatest strength as a team: Sustainable innovation matters to us. It gives our work and our lives a sense of purpose.  

And that’s been true at Oerlikon for decades, which is why the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) resonated with us immediately. They capture the strategic vision and mission that we have relied on to propel innovation, commercialize key deliverables and become well known for our market solutions.  

We invite you to read our Sustainability Report to learn details of specific initiatives and innovations that are among the highlights of our work.  

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Sustainability is a living principle for Oerlikon, entrenched in the innovations we develop for customers as they seek to become smarter in their use of resources — to achieve more with less.

Dr. Roland Fischer 
Chief Executive Officer


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Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Head of Group Communications