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There’s a mindset that we regard as quintessentially Oerlikon. Our achievements in sustainable innovation are one part of the equation, but the relationships that foster those innovations play a significant role in that success.

Our culture is one of collaboration — with our customers, with the industries we serve, and with one another. Oerlikon’s capacity for listening to customers, understanding the challenges they face and working closely with them to find the right solutions has propelled us to our market leadership positions.

We take equal pride in our record of success in attracting employees who are remarkable not only for their expertise and experience, but also for their commitment to working as a team to improve living conditions on our planet. This Oerlikon mindset is visible in every R&D advance and every solution we bring to market, and it’s a source of tremendous pride in our company as a whole and our people as individuals.

Our targets

Our targets

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 17 United Nations SDGs are at the heart of the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and define the world we want. Fulfilling these ambitions will require effort from all sectors in society — and business has a very important role to play in the process.

We embrace that framework not just because it appeals to our aspirations as global citizens, but because it is fully aligned with our approach to researching, developing and commercializing innovation.

At Oerlikon, we affirm both the ideals and the necessities of each of the 17 United Nations SDGs. Given the nature of our processes and operations, we can have a greater impact on some SDGs compared to others. We have therefore prioritized our corporate SDGs in line with where we can generate the greatest public good and make the greatest difference both in our practices and in our impact on the planet and the society as a whole. 

Transparency guides our decision making and our accountability. Read on to learn about our commitment and how we govern innovation for sustainability.

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Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Head of Group Communications

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