SUSTAINABILITY & CSR

Responsibility for generations to come.

The harmony of economy, ecology and social responsibility has been an integral part of Feldhaus' corporate culture for generations. We define sustainable development as the instrument to achieve long-term growth and in doing so we feel responsible, beyond the manufacture of bricks, to create and preserve living spaces. We aligned our corporate social responsibility accordingly: Socially responsible and actively following ecological principles. For our employees, partners, customers and for the entire region.

Environment

Following clear environmental goals for all business areas, Feldhaus conducts all activities in an elaborate and sustainable manner. We permanently focus on investments for reducing energy consumption, resource preservation and renaturation. Resources are used responsibly and, in many cases, we go beyond the legal requirements. This includes the commitment to an environmentally friendly procurement ranging from the entire supply chain to business partners. 

  • decarbonisation
  • preserving resources
  • renaturation

These measures ensure that our customers receive environmentally compatible products.

Humans & society

Feldhaus is actively commited to health and safety on the workplace. To do this we pay attention to social and coporate standards and continuously work on developing them further. We mainly focus on the areas of social conditions, safety at work, site as well as environmental management.

Business practices

Feldhaus promotes a value-oriented corporate philosophy which is not only based on quantitative, economic values but also on qualitative values such as moral-cultural, social and other non-financial ones. Acting responsibly and fairly is encouraged and achieved by employees who identify themselves with the corporate values and principles and independently recognise the right actions.

Production

Finding the balance between social, economic and ecological factors is a challenge. Optimally using resources throughout the entire development and production process already starts in the field of product design when choosing the right materials, reduced use of materials and lower emissions during production.

Even during production Feldhaus corners prove their particularity: As Feldhaus corners don’t require a supporting brick, valuable raw material is saved. Material that doesn’t meet the quality requirements is returned to the production process. The innovative production method was awarded particularly environmentally friendly by the German Federal Environmental Foundation.

  • Thin bricks and corners are directly extruded in the required mould and not cut.
  • Use of exclusively non-labelled natural additives.
  • Low-waste production with comparatively small primary expenses.
Awarded by the
GERMAN FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION
Supported by funds of the
EFRE & STATE OF LOWER SAXONY (SER)
INNOVATION

Clay brick - a completely natural product.

Feldhaus actively contributes to nature and resource protection. After having exhausted a clay deposit, the landscape remains “unwounded”. We rather have the pit filled in entirely and then create water biotopes developing a greater diversity of flora and fauna than on the former farmland.

Thanks to a process we developed we have been able to save large quantities of clay during the production of corners since 2001. Previously corners had only been produced as part of a full brick with a predetermined breaking point generating 85 percent waste. This was terminated by introducing an extrusion process.

This process allows us to produce almost six times the amount of corners with the same amount of clay. These technical innovations point out Feldhaus’ success in the market.

Feldhaus Corners