Corporate Responsibility

Our code of conduct

We live and act in the here and now while thinking ahead to our future. We work on realities where others formulate visions.

Thinking ahead

We all bear responsibility – not only for the society we live in today, but also for the generations to come. That’s why we take our entrepreneurial responsibility towards society seriously and are committed to addressing economic, ecological and social issues. Our world revolves around innovative energy storage technologies that provide people with electricity for their mobility, for transporting all kinds of goods and for shaping their personal and professional lives.

We strive to offer the best technological solution to all our customers in each of our nanoFlowcell industry sectors. Owing to our strong commitment in everything we do, we are known and appreciated as a reliable partner that creates (added) value.

Tackling the tasks that face us

Our dependency on fossil fuels and vehicles with internal combustion engines has become one of the greatest challenges of the modern day, and one that must be addressed.

We are aware that mobility and the supply of electricity are fundamentals of life in our society. Therefore, we see our task as making mobility and the supply of electricity safe, sustainable and environmentally compatible.

Our lean and efficient corporate structure, our unwavering commitment to quality and the holistic, systemic and networked way we think and act enable us to bring technological innovations to production maturity faster than others, placing us at the forefront of modern flow cell research.

Through our expertise in energy storage and energy conversion, we improve people’s lives today while also creating lasting value for future generations. We develop technologies that help protect the environment and people’s health and contribute to a high quality of life and increased personal safety.

Our nanoFlowcell technology and bi-ION energy carrier make mobile energy – and thus electric mobility – not only more environmentally compatible and sustainable, but also safer, more comfortable and more affordable – on land, on water and in the air.

Our understanding of sustainability

Our aim is to change the world by who we are, how we think and what we do. Sustainable and responsible business practices as well as social responsibility are deeply rooted in our corporate consciousness.

By conviction

Our work has an impact on the future of entire industry sectors. We therefore don’t just work on present-day challenges, but also explore trends and the direction they are taking.

With our products, technologies and services, we are contributing to sustainable and environmentally compatible energy storage and energy transportation. Our nanoFlowcell technology makes applications safer and more affordable while increasing their efficiency and ease of use.

In the automotive industry as well as many other key industries, we are making substantial contributions to society – for example, by offering a mobile energy source to drive electric motors or back-up energy systems to bridge blackouts in the energy grid, or by supplying energy to off-grid homes and communities.

We strive to strike a balance between economic, ecological and social factors in everything we do. When we develop new technologies and products, we always follow our sustainability principles and even refine those principles further so that we can offer our customers an attractive portfolio that meets their high ecological and social expectations.

Responsible and sustainable business practices will make our company stronger because we translate them into concrete goals and work instructions that apply across all functions and at all levels of our company. This permanently challenges us to reconsider established practices and to gear our business activities to the creation of concrete value.

Stakeholder dialogue

Our company’s stakeholders comprise our customers, shareholders and employees, society as a whole, as well as our partners and suppliers. We treat all of them honestly and fairly.

Transparency

Public perception of our company is determined to a large extent by our behaviour and the way we present and portray ourselves. We base our conduct on ethical principles and shared values, and behave with integrity in our dealings with shareholders, business partners, colleagues and the general public.

Dialogue with customers and interested members of the public takes place within the scope of wide-ranging activities such as motor shows and trade fairs, congresses, seminars and other events. We also maintain an ongoing dialogue with our business partners by means of development partnerships, and with the scientific community through joint research projects.

Climate protection requires initiative

Our innovative nanoFlowcell technology enables environmentally compatible and sustainable electric mobility – so the consumption of fossil fuels in internal combustion engines can soon be a thing of the past.

Having the courage to change

Comprehensive environmental protection is a requirement that we place on all of our products and technologies – and it is also an integral part of our ecological and social responsibility as a company. We invest in research and development of technologies that will help eliminate carbon dioxide emissions.

The use of our innovative energy technology promotes environmentally compatible and sustainable electric mobility, so that the consumption of fossil fuels in combustion engines may soon be a thing of the past.

And our nanoFlowcell technology also contributes to climate protection outside the automotive industry – wherever electric motors replace combustion engines or where nanoFlowcell is used as an energy storage solution instead of generating energy by means of fossil fuels.

Climate protection and sustainable business practices play an important role not only in the use of our products, but also in the production of our technologies: nanoFlowcell and its complementary bi-ION electrolyte solution are produced without the aid of scarce raw materials. Both are made from materials that are plentiful on earth and, moreover, are extracted and recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. They are also both free of substances that are hazardous to health or the environment.