Deutscher Gehörlosen-Sportverband (German Deaf Sport Association)
For many years VARTA Microbattery supports the Deutscher Gehörlosen-Sportverband (german deaf sport association).
With our help hearing impaired and deaf people are promoted.
We support the participation in competitions, e. g. Deaflympics and European championships in different sportive disciplines and would like to help many athletes on their way to medals.
Our opinion: hearing impaired and deaf people should not be left behind.
Photo: Deutscher Gehörlosen-Sportverband (DGS)
Photographer: Peter Schöler
Hear the World
The best hearing aid device does not work without functioning batteries, but they have to be replaced regularly. Hearing aid batteries are unaffordable to many people in low-income countries and are often hardly available on site.
Since 2010 VARTA Microbattery has been supporting the Hear the World Foundation with power one hearing aid batteries. Our aim is to fill every hearing aid device with life and energy to enable people to hear every day.
Thanks to this partnership the Hear the World Foundation is enabled to provide hearing aid batteries free of charge for every donated hearing aid device.
Photo: Hear the World Foundation
SK Rapid Vienna
For several years the VARTA AG has been sponsoring young footballers. In addition to the international SK Rapid youth competition VARTA AG organizes a football youth competition every year. We want to give young people the basis to achieve their best.
Photo: SK Rapid Vienna
Since 2003 the fiftyFifty taxi drives young people at night home in the Ostalbkreis area. Since then tens thousands of youths have returned home safely. The campaign for traffic safety is very important to us.
Environment & Resources
AT VARTA MICROBATTERY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF CORPORATE GOALS
Responsibility for the environment is manifested throughout the entire life cycle of our products. We place uncompromising demands on environmentally friendly development and manufacture and require our products to be safe and have a long service life, whereby sustainable disposal represents a key factor. Thanks to pioneering technologies, we can reduce any long-term impact on the environment, or even completely avoid it. With our own environmental protection guidelines, we set higher standards than those specified by legal regulations.
SUSTAINABLE – FOR AN INTACT ENVIRONMENT
Only with sustainable concepts for ecologically safe production and environmentally compatible products can the growing need of society for an intact environment be fulfilled. A major contribution to sustainability is made by VARTA Microbattery products due to their innovative technological structural features, design, environmentally compatible use of materials, and efficient, virtually total recyclability. Our certified environmental management system ensures compliance with highly stringent in-house guidelines at every process step.
Environmentally compatible products
We assess possible environmental impacts of our products during product development over the entire life cycle; We strive to conserve resources through economical material use, recyclability and reusability.
Competence and protection of employees
Through information, qualification and incentives the sense of responsibility of all employees for environmental protection is regularly promoted and expanded.
Environmentally friendly production
In production, our focus is on advanced technologies with integrated environmental protection procedures, saving resources and reducing emissions.
We are working with the supplier industry to follow equivalent environmental guidelines. Cooperation with qualified waste disposal companies until final disposal of the waste is a key obligation for us.
We pay attention to the consumption-optimized use of energy and resources in all research and development activities as well as in production.
Reduction of specific energy consumption
We strive to continually reduce specific energy consumption and increase energy efficiency in a continuous improvement process.
Our management ensures that the necessary financial and structural prerequisites for resource conservation are met.
All employees are included in the implementation and execution of the energy management system.
The energy effects of our production processes are examined, assessed and, if necessary, optimized. The focus is on energy efficiency in the development and acquisition of new production plants. The use of new technologies in the production and processing of our products ensures that the energy is used efficiently.