Acting in a sustainable way means thinking about tomorrow today. For a company, sustainability can only ever be a holistic ambition. Responsible husbandry, farsighted management, holistic employee management, social commitment - all that contributes in its totality to the sustainability of our Group.
It goes without saying that we impose the same standards on our collaborating suppliers and partners as we do on ourselves - far beyond Germany's borders.
Professional recycling of all materials
Numerous materials such as batteries, elastomers and plastics used by REIFF companies are subject to particular waste disposal requirements. As they are neither water-soluble nor permeable to micro organisms, they cannot be broken down naturally.
That is why all waste products generated at REIFF are disposed off in an environmentally friendly way. That means:
we commission certified waste disposal companies to recycle the waste products reliably and expertly. In this way we are making a commitment to the environment and ensuring environmentally friendly recycling.
Recycling at REIFF
REIFF takes care of recycling
Our production processes unavoidably generate waste products and residues. If possible these are sent for recycling.
This is how we obtain secondary raw materials from waste and by products that are no longer needed, thus sustainably protecting resources.
Climate protection writ both small and large
In our day-to-day work as well, we use resources sparingly. For example, we operate solar energy installations on many of our buildings' roofs, work largely paper-free and combine delivery movements wherever possible.
A sophisticated kanban system helps to reduce planning complexity and avoid overproduction.
Durability based on high-quality and environmentally friendly production methods - our products also contribute to climate protection.
Handling hazardous substances
Should hazardous substances prove to be unavoidable even after conscientious deliberation in processing, we hereby guarantee that we will handle them in a responsible and professional manner.
at each stage of processing and storage we will employ state-of-the-art techniques for protecting people and the environment.
For example, floors will receive an additional covering when storing tyres and will be optimally prepared and protected with a view to the safe handling of pollutants.
The health of our approximately 1,620 employees is dear to our heart. Whether in the production plant or in the office: Occupational safety is always a big priority of ours.
We also regularly lay on our own health courses to inform our employees about topics such as relaxation techniques and how to help prevent back pain.
Social justice and equality of opportunity for all are important values when dealing with others. REIFF insists on the equality of all people and accords employees the same rights.
REIFF employs people from a total of 34 countries - people from the most diverse biographical and cultural backgrounds.
We actively champion interpersonal relations, integration and mutual respect with respect to our employees.
Further education and training
As a company group in dynamic markets, we are in a state of constant flux. That also requires the ongoing development of our employees.
We actively foster them - by regular in-house and external training courses and further education and training. Tomorrow's employees also are learning the ropes with us:
more than 100 REIFF apprentices in 13 regulated trades currently have their feet on the first rung of the career ladder.
As a family company based in Reutlingen, REIFF has been part of the Baden-Württemberg scene for more than 100 years. In southern Germany in particular, REIFF is known for its regional solidarity.
For this reason, its social commitment is particularly focused on the region surrounding Reutlingen and the REIFF branches.
REIFF is aware that sustainability is invariably bound up with the care of and conscious dealings with town and country.
For example, REIFF supports local educational and cultural institutions on the ground, such as the Württembergische Philharmonie in Reutlingen. REIFF acts as a benefactor, thus ensuring the cultural and orchestral diversity for generations to come.
This includes support for local sports clubs and SSV Reutlingen 05. The REIFF Group and SSV 05 carry on a mutual partnership tempered over many seasons.
REIFF is also extremely happy with its collaboration with the BruderhausDiakonie social welfare foundation. The social welfare foundation champions handicapped people and offers modified workplaces, a new quality of life and the feeling of being needed. REIFF supports the BruderhausDiakonie and has large volumes of printed matter produced in the company owned printshop.
In the process REIFF provides jobs for people with handicaps in a recognised workshop for handicapped people.
The Chairman of the Executive Board, Eberhard Reiff, was awarded the Federal Republic of Germany's Order of Merit for his exceptional social commitment.