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Blue Competence

The sustainability initiative of the mechanical and plant engineering industry

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Blue Competence is an initiative of the VDMA aimed at promoting sustainability in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. At the same time, the initiative has the goal of informing the industry about sustainable solutions which will lead to new energy concepts, to the efficient use of limited resources, or to an improvement in the overall quality of life.

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Blue Competence is an initiative of the VDMA to promote sustainability in mechanical and plant engineering. At the same time, the initiative aims to publicize sustainable solutions to the industry that lead to new energy concepts, efficient use of scarce resources or an improvement in the quality of life.

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VDMA supports on the way to climate-neutral production

Climate-neutral production is a challenge along the entire value chain and occupies many companies. For this reason, the VDMA has now published a practical guide for the mechanical and plant engineering sector.

VDMA Sustainability Management Guide

Our VDMA practical guide "Living sustainability in the company" has now been published by VDMA-Verlag. It is specifically tailored to the mechanical and plant engineering sector and contains extensive knowledge, tips as well as tools to manage, implement and make sustainability transparent.

Business and human rights: Corporate due diligence enshrined in law

The final form of the Corporate Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) will be negotiated at EU level in 2023. In Germany, the Bundestag has already passed a Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) in 2021.

Publication 1st VDMA Benchmark Industry Materiality according to ESRS

The VDMA publishes the first benchmark for industry-wide materiality in accordance with the European Sustainable Reporting Standard (ESRS) of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

NETZSCH Campus in Waldkraiburg: New benchmark in terms of climate protection

With its new building in Waldkraiburg, NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH is setting new standards in terms of climate protection and sustainability. The global specialist for complex fluid management aims to achieve complete climate neutrality by 2045.

Measures to reduce the climate impact of companies

Have you already calculated your company's climate footprint and defined ambitious climate targets? But what specific measures can a company take to achieve these goals?

VDMA questionnaire for specifying risks in accordance with the LkSG

The VDMA has published a questionnaire on the LkSG, which can be used to further specify potential risks in your own business area and in the supply chain.

Where do companies stand in implementing ESG requirements?

This survey provides an overview of the status of the implementation of ESG issues in the machinery and plant engineering industry and what role they play in business relationships and what trends and further impacts are expected.

Supporting documents for the ZVEI-VDMA Code of Conduct

Here you will find supporting documents to assist you in implementing the contents described in the ZVEI-VDMA Code of Conduct (compliance and sustainability topics) in your company.

Blue Competence Partner Grundfos erhält IKU-Preis 2022

Der Innovationspreis für Klima und Umwelt 2022 wurde dieses Jahr unter anderem an drei Partner der VDMA-Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative Blue Competence verliehen. Einer dieser drei ist die Grundfos GmbH aus Erkrath. Den Preis erhielt das Unternehmen in der Kategorie „Prozessinnovationen für den Klimaschutz“.

Blue Competence Partner SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG erhält IKU-Preis 2022

Der Innovationspreis für Klima und Umwelt 2022 wurde dieses Jahr unter anderem gleich an drei Partner der VDMA-Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative Blue Competence verliehen. Einer dieser drei ist die SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG aus Lauffen. Den Preis erhielt das Unternehmen in der Kategorie „Umweltfreundliche Produkte und Dienstleistungen“.

Blue Competence Partner Kurtz & Co. KG erhält IKU-Preis 2022

Der Innovationspreis für Klima und Umwelt 2022 wurde dieses Jahr unter anderem an drei Partner der VDMA-Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative Blue Competence verliehen. Einer dieser drei ist die Kurtz GmbH & Co. KG aus Kreuzwertheim. Den Preis erhielt das Unternehmen in der Kategorie „Umweltfreundliche Technologien“.

Blue Competence success stories

Blue Competence is an initiative of the VDMA to promote sustainability in mechanical and plant engineering. At the same time, the initiative aims to publicize sustainable solutions to the industry that lead to new energy concepts, efficient use of scarce resources or an improvement in the quality of life.

ZVEI-VDMA Code of Conduct published

With the cross-industry Code of Conduct, the VDMA aims to support companies in implementing compliance and sustainability requirements.

All you need to know about Sustainability at a glance

With the interactive PDF poster "Sustainability Overview", the VDMA aims to provide an overview of the now very complex topic of Sustainability with the corresponding legal requirements for initial, operational implementation.

Web seminar recording: From climate strategy, to climate targets and compensation

In the concluding web seminar of the series "Climate-neutral production" you will learn how to become a climate-neutral company with climate goals and a climate strategy and how to offset your emissions.

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Software offer in cooperation with VDMA

At the request of its members, the VDMA searched for and found a suitable service provider for CSR Management in an intensive process.

Blue Competence

With the Blue Competence initiative, the VDMA promotes the development and implementation of sustainable solutions in plant and mechanical engineering. Ecology, economy and social action go hand in hand.

A brief introduction to Blue Competence

Blue Competence is the sustainability initiative of the mechanical and plant engineering industry.

Exchange with participants

11. we maintain an active exchange with all parties involved.

Sustainability in processes and products

Guiding principle 4: Sustainable thinking and acting is reflected in our processes and products.

Sustainable corporate strategy

Sustainability is an essential component of our corporate strategy

Twelve guiding principles for sustainable action

The 12 guiding principles for sustainability in the mechanical and plant engineering industry are more than just lip service.

Quick check: Managing sustainable customer requirements

In the mechanical engineering sector, there are more and more enquiries about sustainability in the supply chain. To support members in dealing with this, the VDMA now offers telephone advice.

"Conserving resources - securing potential savings".

The VDMA Energy Efficiency Guide addresses arguments from the textile machinery industry on energy efficiency and the often questionable usefulness of machine labels.

Auf den Punkt

Auf den Punkt

Auf den Punkt Zitat Blue Competence

Christoph Klenk

"Anchoring sustainable action as part of a strategy inside the company requires sensitivity and a willingness to critically examine one's own actions."

Christoph Klenk
Christoph Klenk, CEO of Krones AG

Auf den Punkt Zahl Blue Competence

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Guiding principles

provide the mechanical and plant engineering industry with a clear formula for sustainability.

Source: VDMA

Auf den Punkt Zusammenfassung Blue Competence

Summary
A brief introduction to Blue Competence
  • Shaping the world with technology - beyond the day after tomorrow
  • Accomplishing more with fewer resources
  • Taking responsibility

Veranstaltungen & Messen

Veranstaltungen & Messen

Thu. 18.07.24 Thu. 18.07.24

  • Wind Turbines
  • Power Systems

The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems cordially invite you to the online press conference

The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems cordially invite you to the online press conference

Mon. 26.08.24 Thu. 29.08.24

  • Trade Fairs

From August 26 - 29, 2024

From August 26 - 29, 2024

Tue. 27.08.24 Thu. 29.08.24

  • Exhibitions
  • Photovoltaic Equipment

Join South America’s Largest Solar Event which will take place from August 27-29, 2024 in São Paulo.

Join South America’s Largest Solar Event which will take place from August 27-29, 2024 in São Paulo.

Thu. 29.08.24 Thu. 29.08.24

  • ProduktionNRW

Discover the potential of the circular economy using a practical example and the "CIRCO" method. The "CIRCO" method supports companies in developing concrete, circular business models.

Places available

Mon. 02.09.24 Mon. 02.09.24

  • Marine Equipment & Systems

Multiple global crises are increasing the complexity for companies: the right course must be set in a rapidly changing environment. In addition to agility, sustainability aspects are playing an increasingly important role in the successful management of a company - this is particularly true for the maritime industry.

Places available

Tue. 03.09.24 Thu. 05.09.24

  • Exhibitions
  • Photovoltaic Equipment

Join the International Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry - Mexico City, September 3-5, 2024.

Join the International Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry - Mexico City, September 3-5, 2024.

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Weitere VDMA Leistungen

Weitere VDMA Leistungen
Quick Check: Managing sustainable customer requirements
Are you also receiving increasing numbers of inquiries about sustainability in the supply chain? We can help you find the right answer to every question - very simply: with our quick check.
CSR Management: Software Offer in Cooperation with the VDMA
In cooperation with the sustainability startup Verso, we are offering a software-based control and reporting tool for controlling company-internal CSR management.
Technology, environment and sustainability - TUN helps
In the case of legislative changes in the environmental and technical domains or in the interpretation of existing laws, we provide you with advice and support.
FAQ Sustainability Management
Our FAQ module provides detailed answers to the most important questions on how to strategically anchor sustainability in a company.

Partner Companies of Blue Competence

Partner Companies of Blue Competence

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