Taking responsibility - is part of our corporate philosophy. We demonstrate this not only through our daily actions in our dealings with employees, business partners and suppliers, but also through our social commitment.
Eberhard Gerstel Award
Since 2010, the "Separation Science" working group in the German Chemical Society (GDCh) has awarded the Eberhard Gerstel Prize. The prize, endowed with 2,000 euros and donated by Gerstel, is awarded every two years to an outstanding scientist in the field of analytical separation techniques.
The prize was awarded for the first time on March 24, 2010, during the Analytica Conference at Analytica 2010 in Munich.
Further information and an overview of the award winners can be found here.
Property is an obligation. Its use should serve the common good. For family businesses in particular, this philosophy is both an obligation and an incentive. After all, it is our responsibility to leave our children and grandchildren an intact and healthy environment. Climate and environmental protection has therefore been an important aspect of our entrepreneurial activities and our actions for GERSTEL since before yesterday.
The reduction of CO² emissions and the promotion of renewable energies is therefore one of our strategic corporate goals. In addition, we take care to develop environmentally friendly products and continuously check whether raw materials can be replaced by more environmentally friendly, sustainable products.
We have already set the course towards greater sustainability and climate neutrality of our company with various measures in the past:
In 2007, our company's headquarters was built as a new building. The latest standards such as geothermal energy, intelligent lighting control and an energy-efficient lighting control system were installed.
In 2010, we received an award from the Ministry of the Environment of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia within the framework of Ökoprofit.
We take care to use less paper and recycle old paper throughout our operations and in all work processes.
Our machinery meets the latest energy standards. Continuous investment in machinery ensures that we replace old machines.
Our vehicle fleet
Our vehicle fleet is continuously expanded and renewed. As far as possible, we rely on environmentally friendly and energy-efficient drives using electric and hybrid vehicles as well as natural gas-powered service vehicles. All our employees are offered the option of leasing a bicycle for their commute to work.
We are committed to conducting our business worldwide in accordance with the highest moral and ethical principles. Our Code of Conduct is the foundation of this commitment and serves as a guideline for all employees, managers and management in their dealings with each other, with customers, with business partners and with all those who come into contact with us.
In our Code of Conduct, we have set out the expectations we have of employees, of how we treat each other, and of our suppliers. We require our suppliers to also act in accordance with our Code of Conduct and review this accordingly.
We are aware that there are various local customs and laws in the countries in which we operate. We observe and respect these regulations. Where our Code of Conduct conflicts with certain regulations, employees are encouraged to discuss concerns and suggestions with management, who will make an appropriate decision in each individual case.
Read our Code of Conduct here.
Quality Management DIN ISO 9001:2015
Gerstel is a customer-centric company. The customer is at the center of everything we do. This is also reflected in our quality management system. Gerstel has been certified according to DIN ISO 9001:2015 since 1997 and has been regularly audited and re-certified since then.
With the help of our quality management system, we ensure a consistently high quality of our products and services. Part of the QM system is also the consideration of customer requirements as well as a continuous improvement process.
Environmental Management System DIN ISO 14001
With the preparations for the introduction and certification of the environmental management system according to DIN ISO 14001, we document our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our processes, products and services. Certification is planned for 2022.