Key figures for sustainability

As part of the update to sustainability report 2016/17, the uvex group switch its reporting interval to match its financial years. This required an adjustment of reporting the key figures in an 12-month interval starting on 1 August and ending on 31 July. 

Note: as part of the ongoing optimisation and harmonisation of the methods used to capture data across our sites and subsidiaries, the published figures may include discrepancies compared to previous reports.

We here only present the parts relevant for the uvex safety group – the more detailed report with information also on other uvex subsidiaries, please head over to the uvex group's website.

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uvex safety group sustainability key figures

Key economic indicators

YearSales in EUR millionChange on previous year
2015/2016287
2016/2017309.58 %
2017/2018333.68 %

Key staff indicators

Employeestotalof whom salaried employeesof whom industrial and trade employees
2015/20161,416921495
2016/20171,508970538
2017/20181,6171,023594

Ecological figures

Hinweis: Direktes Recycling wurde im Geschäftsjahr 2015/16 nicht erfasst, deshalb keine Datengrundlage. Die entsprechenden Stellen sind mit einem "-" markiert.

Schutzhandschuhe – uvex safety gloves

Consumption per pair2015/20162016/20172017/2018change on previous year
Primary energy (kWh)0.3790.4360.4391 %
of which CO2 neutral %0 %59 %100 %
Secondary energy (kWh)0.2990.3050.287-6 %
of which CO2-neutral %100 %100 %100 %
Water (l)3.1523.8753.561-8 %
Total waste (kg)0.0210.0260.0299 %
of which direct recycling %13 %17 %
relative C02 emissions (kg)0.0990.0600.022-63 %

The increase in the proportion of CO2-neutral primary energy is down to the introduction of green gas in January 2017.

Schutzbrillen – uvex Arbeitsschutz

Consumption per unit2015/20162016/20172017/2018Change on previous year
Primary energy (kWh)0.0840.1020.082-19 %
of which CO2 neutral %0 %57 %100 %
Secondary energy (kWh)0.6170.6250.544-13 %
of which CO2 neutral %100 %100 %100 %
Water (l)0.3860.4520.355-22 %
Total waste (kg)0.0270.024-10 %
of which direct recycling %30 %31 %
relative C02 emissions (kg)0.0400.0320.019-40 %

The increase in the proportion of CO2-neutral primary energy is down to the introduction of green gas in January 2017.

Laserschutzbrillen – Laservision

Consumption per unit2015/20162016/20172017/2018Change on previous year
Primary energy (kWh)4.1083.5703.280-8 %
of which CO2 neutral %0 %57 %100 %
Secondary energy (kWh)5.5464.9784.638-7 %
of which CO2 neutral %100 %100 %100 %
Water (l)6.0225.8525.382-8 %
Total waste (kg)
of which direct recycling %
relative C02 emissions (kg)1.2480.5870.238-60 %

As it is not possible to separate the waste at the moment, it is stored at uvex Arbeitsschutz (Fürth site).

Sicherheitsschuhe – uvex safety Cagi

Consumption per pair2015/20162016/20172017/2018Change on previous year
Primary energy (kWh)0.5260.8100.484-40 %
of which CO2 neutral %0 %0 %0 %
Secondary energy (kWh)1.5971.6141.7237 %
of which CO2 neutral %27 %21 %15 %
Water (l)1.0490.7310.598-18 %
Total waste (kg)0.3710.4320.4443 %
of which direct recycling %43 %36 %
relative C02 emissions (kg)0.8370.8740.8983 %

The savings in primary energy consumption can primarily be attributed to more efficient control of building heating.

Gehörschutz – Swedsafe

Consumption per 100 units2015/20162016/20172017/2018Change on previous year
Primary energy (kWh)
of which CO2 neutral %
Secondary energy (kWh)0.3880.3150.3274 %
of which CO2 neutral %100 %100 %100 %
Water (l)0.2030.1700.21024 % %
Total waste (kg)0.0170.0190.017-10 %
of which direct recycling %26 %19 %
relative C02 emissions (kg)0.0120.0100.0100 %

SwedSafe is heated by a heat pump with heat exchanger, so no primary energy is required.

Schutzbrillen und -helme – uvex Kunshan

Consumption per unit2016/20172017/2018Change on previous year
Primary energy (kWh)
of which CO2 neutral %
Secondary energy (kWh)1.3120.912-30 %
of which CO2 neutral %
Water (l)2.6111.319-50 %
Total waste (kg)0.0220.014-35 %
of which direct recycling %96 %87 %
relative C02 emissions (kg)1.0980.763-30 %

Kunshan is heated by electrically powered boilers, so no primary energy is required. At the Kunshan plant, key figures have only been documented since the 2016/17 financial year, so no values can be specified for the previous financial years.

CO2 emissions of uvex safety group (in tons)

2015/20162016/20172017/2018
4,6424,3403,583
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