The Plus X Award is the world’s largest innovation award for technology, sports and lifestyle. Having existed for 19 years, the award honours companies such as the fischer Group of Companies for their leading edge in innovation. “Your company acts in a future-oriented and sustainable manner with its exemplary commitment, foresight and sense of responsibility”, the statement said.
“Our colleagues prevent waste on a daily basis through the continuous improvement process, also known as the fischer ProcessSystem, making a significant contribution to the sustainability of the fischer Group of Companies”, Christian Ziegler explains. Together with fischer’s cross-departmental sustainability team, he has been committed to showing all members of staff potential sustainable actions for years. An ideas campaign on the subjects of sustainability and the environment was used to gather suggestions on how to be even more resource-efficient across the company.
A mobile phone campaign gave members of staff the opportunity to donate their old smartphones which are used to collect rare earths before they are recycled. Another exchange with representatives of important stakeholder groups was held again this year with the stakeholder workshop, which allows fischer to define fields of action. The stakeholders included customers, suppliers, representatives from the communities surrounding company headquarters and the Freudenstadt district as well as NGOs, national associations, environmental groups and scientists.
The Plus X Award is presented by a jury of international and independent jurors from over 80 industries. With 23 strategic partners and over 700 participating international brands, it is the world‘s largest innovation prize for technology, sport and lifestyle.
fischer has previously won multiple awards for its comprehensive commitment to sustainability. The company was presented with the 2020 German Sustainability Award in the large businesses category, Europe’s biggest and most important award in the field of sustainability. Various projects at the Tumlingen site were furthermore honoured as part of the 100 Companies for Resource Efficiency project.