We are meticulous in our approach to governance. Whether we are monitoring and quantifying compliance, managing risk or inviting and engaging in public discourse, our goal is to foster a company
and a credo in support of the principle that innovation goes hand in hand with maintaining customers’ and society’s confidence and trust.
Under our CEO’s active direction and in collaboration with our Board of Directors and its committees
responsible for performance and compliance review, Oerlikon holds itself to the highest standards of economic, environmental and societal performance as well as compliance with laws, regulations, and corporate policies that govern our operations and practices worldwide.
To underscore our sustainability commitment, we have appointed a member of the Executive Committee (EC) as Chief Sustainability Officer, effective January 1, 2021.
Our Chief Sustainability Officer, Georg Stausberg, will be working with the other members of the EC to provide leadership and direction on the sustainability strategy. The Chief Sustainability Officer chairs a Sustainability Management Team, consisting of three subject matter experts on operational and environmental sustainability, health & safety, communications and IR, and the team is supported by other expert functions, such as supply chain, HR, legal and R&D.
Oerlikon is cognizant of the interdependence of economic, social and environmental interests and
seeks to convert this dynamic to a strength that serves its operational and societal objectives. This is a key component of ensuring that we consistently deliver long-term value creation in our daily business activities to the benefit of all stakeholders.