December 5, 2022 / Press Release

Ensinger publishes its first sustainability report

Self-evaluation on the journey towards socially and environmentally compatible management

Plastics processor Ensinger has published its first sustainability report. The document reinforces the family-owned company’s commitment to a sustainable approach and comprises four areas: Strategy and Processes, Environment, Social Affairs and Corporate Governance. 

“To ensure consistency on our journey towards sustainability, we have decided to also include unresolved issues and recognised shortcomings”, explains Klaus Ensinger, Sustainability Manager. “Our actions should be measurable. With this in mind, this report serves as a self-evaluation in relation to the goals and milestones on our journey towards socially and environmentally compatible management.”

The 40-page sustainability report has been compiled in line with German and international standards. The first chapter details workflows and provisions that ensure sustainability goals are borne in mind during Ensinger’s day-to-day business. The second section deals with questions of environmental and climate protection along with the use of resources. In the third section, the authors look at working conditions and charitable activities, and the concluding part outlines ethical and legal issues in the context of company management.

In the previous reporting year 2021/22, Ensinger calculated the greenhouse gas emissions for its three German sites for the first time and summarised these in a balance sheet. Step by step, its factories and branches abroad are also going to be included in future assessments. From the corporate climate strategy, CO2 reduction targets are derived which Ensinger will soon be submitting to the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) for inspection.

Klaus Ensinger is firmly convinced that sustainable actions can very much be reconciled with today’s challenges. “Engineering plastics contribute to saving weight and therefore fuel, they help avoid the use of lubricant oils and greases and reduce maintenance costs. By this means the polymer materials reduce the ecological footprint of the components in which they are used. A particularly important example of a sustainable product is our insulating profile insulbar RE, which is made from recycled polyamide and ensures efficient thermal insulation in metal window systems.”

You can find Ensinger GmbH’s first sustainability report here:

About Ensinger

The Ensinger Group is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of compounds, semi-finished materials, composites, technical parts and profiles made of engineering and high-performance plastics. To process the thermoplastic polymers, Ensinger uses a wide range of production techniques, such as extrusion, machining, injection moulding, casting, sintering and pressing. With a total of 2,600 employees at 33 locations, the family-owned enterprise is represented worldwide in all major industrial regions with manufacturing facilities or sales offices.

Ensinger sustainability report Front page of Ensinger’s first sustainability report
Klaus Ensinger - Ensinger GmbH Klaus Ensinger, Sustainability Manager of the Ensinger Group
Ensinger Building High-bay warehouse at the Nufringen site. Economic success and a sustainable approach do not have to be in conflict with each other.
solar panels in front of Ensinger building Ensinger is increasingly using electricity from its own photovoltaic installations. The installed power at the German sites is already 750 kWp. This means that from three installations, just under 360 MWh of electricity are generated annually. A further installation with a power of 930 kWp is under construction on the factory premises at the Cham site. 
insulbar profiles Plastic profiles between metal shells insulate the window frame. The “thermal break” was developed by Wilfried Ensinger at the end of the 1970s for the thermal insulation of windows, doors and façades made from aluminium and steel. The advanced insulating profile insulbar RE is made from 100 % recycled polyamide and therefore conserves resources at the manufacturing stage. Compared with conventional polyamide bars, the consumption of fossil fuels drops by 92 %, CO2 emissions by 91 %, and water consumption by 78 % (cf. Environmental Product Declaration).

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Jörg Franke

Ensinger GmbH
Phone +49 7032 819 202


Klaus Ensinger - Ensinger GmbH

Ensinger Building

solar panels in front of Ensinger building

insulbar profiles

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