Our approach to sustainability

Whether it's climate protection, respect for human rights or the well-being of our employees: at DAW, sustainability is firmly anchored in the company. We want to act in a responsible manner and understand ourselves as a reliable partner - for more than 125 years.

Global goals as a guiding framework

The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a comprehensive framework for a better future. They are aimed at governments, society and the businesses. We understand them as mission statements that provide clear guidance. DAW aims to contribute to the achievements of the  goals. 

Our contribution to achieving the goals

DAW focuses on a selection of goals on which the company has a major impact. In doing so, we have identified seven SDGs and selected sub-goals behind them. Three building blocks summarize our approach to sustainability.

Partnerships as a foundation

The basis of our approach is partnerships to achieve our goals. We see ourselves as part of society and together with partners, we can achieve more .Another reason why we are in regular exchange with our stakeholders.

Responsibility in value creation

Whether in our international production sites or in the procurement of raw materials, we want to operate in an environmentally conscious and socially just manner. In this process we initiate innovations that have a positive impact. We also invest  in a sustainable infrastructure locally.

Positive effects

With our products, we actively help shape livable cities and communities. They stand for durability and aim, among other things, to create a healthy indoor climate. Consumers are at the center of everything we do.

Selection of goals


Selected sub-goals

For DAW it means:

17.16, 17.17

We are a reliable partner and maintain a regular exchange with our stakeholders.

8.5, 8.7, 8.8

We invest in our local business sites and respect human rights along the entire value chain.

9.5, 9.b

Research and development for more sustainability are anchored in our core business.

12.2, 12.4

Whether at our production sites, for products or packaging: We want to act in a way that conserves resources.


We take responsibility for climate protection and are committed  to the Paris Climate Agreement.


With our activities, we make a contribution to the health and well-being of people.

11.3, 11.6

We actively create sustainable living environments in cities and communities with our products.