Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable choices in business operations

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable choices in business operations

Social Responsibility & Sustainable Entrepreneurship

We need energy every day and in the long term it is expected that the demand for energy will only increase worldwide. The challenge is therefore to meet the worldwide growing demand for energy while at the same time emitting less CO₂. The policy of IEO Transformers is aimed at contributing to a future that is livable for the generations that follow us. Climate change and resource scarcity pose urgent problems for those generations.

From professional raw materials and waste management, we work hard on solutions and applications that contribute to the circular economy. At the same time, we have structured our business operations in a sustainable and responsible manner, and we strive to continuously improvement.

Sustainability

IEO has existed as a company for more than 75 years. A lot has changed in that time, at product level, socially and in operational management. But IEO's vision has always been one that is future-proof, be it ecologically, economically or socially. We want to deliver demonstrably distinctive quality, burden the environment as little as possible, and contribute to society.

A sustainable policy presupposes the involvement of everyone. This means that, where necessary, partnerships must be sought with third parties, both within the purchasing and material chains and beyond, to enable this corporate social responsibility.

To embed our sustainability policy, IEO Transformers uses the following principles:

  • Continuity
    Continuity of our activities is essential because, within the framework of our professionalism, we make a substantial contribution to a sustainable energy transition. On the one hand, we therefore strive for profitable business operations, on the other hand, we are committed to complying with legal requirements and our own expectations that exceed statutory requirements.
  • Partner of customers
    We want to be a reliable, valuable partner for our customers. Our goal is to support customers in achieving both their sustainable and economic goals. We want to add value and thus increase customer satisfaction.
  • Innovation
    New sources of energy and new applications ask new demands on our transformers. In addition, increasingly higher demands are made on materials and durability. With customers, suppliers, customers and others, we co-create in order to become more sustainable.
  • Involvement
    Well-informed and committed employees ensure that we perform our role towards customers and society as effectively as possible. As a family business, we involve our employees in the company as much as possible. Our rotation is low, and many employees have been with the company for more than 10 years.
  • Ethics and Integrity
    Our company is part of the international ETS Group of Companies (EGC). We unreservedly endorse the Group's Code of Conduct (Appendix 2). This means that we always comply with laws and regulations. We stimulate integrity in our corporate culture, conduct ourselves fairly towards third parties, and act respectfully. Integrity also applies to quality, the environment and safety. We ensure that our requirements and expectations regarding quality, environment, safety and working conditions are also respected by suppliers, contractors, customers and other partners.

Sustainable choices in business operations

IEO buys its energy green through a local supplier with an interest in the Hazeldonk wind farm. We have also supplied transformers with low losses to both the energy supplier and the supplier of the wind turbines.

For 2021 the intention is to install 2.000 solar panels on our own roof, with a total yield of 600.000 kW per year, which should more than meet our own energy needs. The roof load calculations are currently being made for this.

In the factory, all fluorescent lighting has been replaced by much more efficient LED lighting. 1.000 pieces of 60W fluorescent tubes were replaced by 22W LED lamps.

In addition, the factory uses its own developed ultra-low loss amorphous transformer, which saves 9142KG of CO2 per year.

In addition, a new project is launched every year to further reduce the energy consumption per transformer.

Sustainable chains

Production and trade chains are becoming increasingly complex; the chains often go back abroad. Products or parts of a product are often produced in another country. The responsibility of IEO as a purchaser does not start at the Dutch border.

Knowing where raw materials come from, which (packaging) materials are used, what is happening at suppliers and by whom products are manufactured is important. Working conditions and environmental issues at foreign suppliers also affect our sustainability.

The materials passport provides insight into the data of the components used in the transformer. Knowing which materials are in a product not only improves insight, but we can also better focus on repair, revision, reuse or recycling.

Quality as a measure of sustainability

Our transformers are at least 95% recyclable. That is good and responsible use of our resources. For us, however, that is not the most important aspect in the creation of sustainable products. For us it is more important to make transformers that have a long life. We succeed in this thanks to our exceptional quality. At IEO we focus on quality. Our transformers can easily last about 40 years. With proper use and regular maintenance, sometimes 50 years or more.

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Social Responsibility & Sustainable Entrepreneurship

We need energy every day and in the long term it is expected that the demand for energy will only increase worldwide. The challenge is therefore to meet the worldwide growing demand for energy while at the same time emitting less CO₂. The policy of IEO Transformers is aimed at contributing to a future that is livable for the generations that follow us. Climate change and resource scarcity pose urgent problems for those generations.

From professional raw materials and waste management, we work hard on solutions and applications that contribute to the circular economy. At the same time, we have structured our business operations in a sustainable and responsible manner, and we strive to continuously improvement.

Sustainability

IEO has existed as a company for more than 75 years. A lot has changed in that time, at product level, socially and in operational management. But IEO's vision has always been one that is future-proof, be it ecologically, economically or socially. We want to deliver demonstrably distinctive quality, burden the environment as little as possible, and contribute to society.

A sustainable policy presupposes the involvement of everyone. This means that, where necessary, partnerships must be sought with third parties, both within the purchasing and material chains and beyond, to enable this corporate social responsibility.

To embed our sustainability policy, IEO Transformers uses the following principles:

  • Continuity
    Continuity of our activities is essential because, within the framework of our professionalism, we make a substantial contribution to a sustainable energy transition. On the one hand, we therefore strive for profitable business operations, on the other hand, we are committed to complying with legal requirements and our own expectations that exceed statutory requirements.
  • Partner of customers
    We want to be a reliable, valuable partner for our customers. Our goal is to support customers in achieving both their sustainable and economic goals. We want to add value and thus increase customer satisfaction.
  • Innovation
    New sources of energy and new applications ask new demands on our transformers. In addition, increasingly higher demands are made on materials and durability. With customers, suppliers, customers and others, we co-create in order to become more sustainable.
  • Involvement
    Well-informed and committed employees ensure that we perform our role towards customers and society as effectively as possible. As a family business, we involve our employees in the company as much as possible. Our rotation is low, and many employees have been with the company for more than 10 years.
  • Ethics and Integrity
    Our company is part of the international ETS Group of Companies (EGC). We unreservedly endorse the Group's Code of Conduct (Appendix 2). This means that we always comply with laws and regulations. We stimulate integrity in our corporate culture, conduct ourselves fairly towards third parties, and act respectfully. Integrity also applies to quality, the environment and safety. We ensure that our requirements and expectations regarding quality, environment, safety and working conditions are also respected by suppliers, contractors, customers and other partners.

Sustainable choices in business operations

IEO buys its energy green through a local supplier with an interest in the Hazeldonk wind farm. We have also supplied transformers with low losses to both the energy supplier and the supplier of the wind turbines.

For 2021 the intention is to install 2.000 solar panels on our own roof, with a total yield of 600.000 kW per year, which should more than meet our own energy needs. The roof load calculations are currently being made for this.

In the factory, all fluorescent lighting has been replaced by much more efficient LED lighting. 1.000 pieces of 60W fluorescent tubes were replaced by 22W LED lamps.

In addition, the factory uses its own developed ultra-low loss amorphous transformer, which saves 9142KG of CO2 per year.

In addition, a new project is launched every year to further reduce the energy consumption per transformer.

Sustainable chains

Production and trade chains are becoming increasingly complex; the chains often go back abroad. Products or parts of a product are often produced in another country. The responsibility of IEO as a purchaser does not start at the Dutch border.

Knowing where raw materials come from, which (packaging) materials are used, what is happening at suppliers and by whom products are manufactured is important. Working conditions and environmental issues at foreign suppliers also affect our sustainability.

The materials passport provides insight into the data of the components used in the transformer. Knowing which materials are in a product not only improves insight, but we can also better focus on repair, revision, reuse or recycling.

Quality as a measure of sustainability

Our transformers are at least 95% recyclable. That is good and responsible use of our resources. For us, however, that is not the most important aspect in the creation of sustainable products. For us it is more important to make transformers that have a long life. We succeed in this thanks to our exceptional quality. At IEO we focus on quality. Our transformers can easily last about 40 years. With proper use and regular maintenance, sometimes 50 years or more.