We live sustainability
Focus on our future
DERIX: Sustainable company
Sustainable thinking and action is our guiding principle. We not only focus on sustainability in our timber products, but also on the topics of environmental protection, ecology and the future in all other areas of our work – from our resource-efficient machinery to e-mobility and sustainable finance. Because we are sustainable by conviction.
Whether e-bikes, photovoltaic systems or state-of-the-art technologies – we at DERIX focus on sustainability in all areas of our work. This is how we take responsibility.
DERIX cradle to cradle
The full implementation of the Cradle to Cradle idea is a central goal of our philosophy. That is why we were the first company in the industry to commit to a general take-back of our components. This means that we take back the timber constructions and timber components we have created at the end of the building’s service life, which is defined by the customer, and reuse the timber for any new constructions and components. In this way, we work in a highly resource-efficient and sustainable manner, because the raw material is thus only obtained once and then used again and again.
DERIX CO2 neutrality
Our way of working is efficient and resource-saving. We work with state-of-the-art production facilities that save energy and are very material-efficient. Our new X-LAM plant in Westerkappeln and our new finger jointing line in Niederkrüchten are good examples of the high value we place on the use of state-of-the-art technology. We also focus on efficiency with our organisational structure by applying the RAP principle.
The partnership with GLS-Bank, the world’s first social-ecological bank, is another important component of our environmentally conscious actions. GLS Bank exclusively finances companies and projects that are committed to sustainability and thus take responsibility for our society.
DERIX for future:
Our actions for a better future
“Responsibility” is firmly anchored in our core values. We see it as part of our mission to protect our environment through sustainable action and thus preserve it for future generations. With our internal initiative “DERIX for future”, we design processes and structures within the DERIX-Group to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Together we are always finding new ideas and starting points on how to make our company a little bit more environmentally conscious and ecological – be it through the use of environmentally friendly office materials, the use of the tree-planting Ecosia search engine or office furniture made from X-LAM leftovers.
We are in a continuous development towards e-mobility. Our pool vehicle and some company cars are already e-cars. We will gradually convert our entire vehicle fleet to e-mobility. To avoid duplicate journeys, we organise car pools internally. We also contribute to the cost of e-bikes as part of our employees’ preventive health care. Charging stations for the e-bikes are available at our locations.
Wood is a valuable raw material. That is why we should handle it conscientiously – and avoid any waste. We achieve this not only by using resource-efficient machines, but also by reusing wood scraps. That’s why we work together with the innovative start-up FIX Furniture. FIX designs and builds environmentally friendly and circular houses and furniture from wood. The young company creates high-quality and sustainable furniture from our X-LAM scraps. In this way, we ensure that as much wood as possible is used sensibly and its life cycle is extended, thus protecting the environment and the climate.