Our commitment to effective sustainability
Brugg Cables pursues a challenging vision: we want to be the most sustainable company in our industry. This goal defines how we operate on a day-to-day basis and the way we’ll develop in future – promoting responsible use of resources and sustainable economic success.
Achieving this demanding goal means actively facing up to current challenges: not just the climate change, but also the transition to a new energy mix and the growing scarcity of natural resources. In our actual day-to-day business, our actions are characterised by five core values: quality and responsibility, partnership, independence and future viability.
Our Sustainability Report 2022 is online
To ensure the quality of its products and services in terms of consistency, reliability and compliance with performance specifications during every step of the job, Brugg Cables applies a process of self-checking, process monitoring and overviews using innovative technology and rigorously applying all the elements in its quality system. We also consider it very important to use high-quality raw materials.
Every cable undergoes routine testing before it leaves the factory. In the medium and high-voltage range, we also measure factors such as the absence of partial discharge under a high electrical load. Our in-house test requirements are more stringent than the standards in some regards. The following measurements are performed on each individual length of cable and checked for compliance with the standards:
- Insulation resistance (1 kV cables only)
- Conductor resistance
- Dielectric losses
- Voltage testing and measurement of partial discharge
All cables undergo special type testing in accordance with the standards. These sometimes quite labour-intensive and long-term tests are performed in our high-voltage laboratory.
Brugg Cables has set up its own testing laboratories for long-term quality assurance testing, development projects and testing during manufacturing in accordance with VDE 027.
Our company has had ISO 14001 environmental certification since 1998. We are committed to using environmentally friendly technologies and materials in the areas of marketing, development and production, and support suppliers and contract partners in promoting environmentally friendly products and their disposal. We optimise work places and surroundings from an environmental perspective and promote the practical and careful use of natural resources.
We achieve our environmental policy objectives by focusing on the following key topics, in particular:
- Consumption of fossil fuels (oil/gas)
- Electricity consumption
- Fresh water consumption
- Waste (normal and special waste)
- Emissions (CO2)
- Observance of legal requirements in accordance with Swiss environmental legislation (URCH)
Occupational safety and health policy
Occupational safety, health and quality of life are essential elements of our corporate policy. We promote responsibility for work with a focus on safety among our employees by providing information, motivation and training. In this way, we want to ensure that we meet all relevant occupational safety and health requirements and the provisions required by law.
Occupational safety and health objectives
We have put the appropriate accident-prevention measures in place to achieve a steady reduction in the number of accidents. Our occupational safety measures are also aimed at eliminating accidents caused by hazardous situations on our premises or as a consequence of technical faults in our systems, machines and buildings. We satisfy the requirements of the current standard.
Environmental, occupational safety and quality management are integral elements of all our processes and constitute obligations for all employees. We place particular emphasis on quality assurance measures in activities leading up to the manufacturing phase, particularly in terms of thoroughly grasping the customer’s needs, and ensuring accurate details for product manufacture at the implementation stage. We also consider it very important to use high-quality raw materials.
Checking and actively directing our safety measures ensures the safety of our employees and upholds our responsibility for health and quality of life.
Brugg Cables is certified according to the occupational safety and health standard ISO 45001.
Collaborative arrangements and partnerships
We aim to work together with our suppliers as partners on a foundation of fairness, and choose our partners based on quality, costs and time. Our partner entities must satisfy Brugg Cables’ compliance standards in terms of their ethical values and responsible use of resources.
Further information is available on our Supplier Portal. You can also register on our SRM platform there.
Brugg Cables since 2017 has been positively rated by Bisnode D&B Schweiz AG a provider of Swiss and international economic information – rating certificate with risk indicator 1.
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