We are well aware that a company cannot operate in a vacuum. As a business we carry major responsibilities: not only for the prosperity we generate, but also for managing our natural resources for future generations and for ensuring the fair and just treatment of everyone around us.
We are a family business and we always think in the long term. We believe in sustainable growth, which will ultimately benefit our stakeholders. The three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – provide the framework for our commitment to ensuring our common well-being.
We are a learning company and all our activities are part of a process of continuous improvement. Our efforts related to sustainability are focused on the following SDGs: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12.
Responsible action is more than just a catchphrase for us. We are committed to acting sustainably throughout our entire value chain. This begins with our company’s employees: As a responsible employer we create attractive job opportunities and we advocate equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion. Programs to improve work satisfaction are just as important to us as initiatives that enable employees to reconcile their private and professional life. We offer all our staff members specialized further development and training programs.
We employ around 3,500 women and men under fair and equitable working conditions at our company headquarters in Liechtenstein and in our subsidiaries and branches throughout the world. We believe in recruiting local people in order to benefit the regional labour markets. We prefer to work with local suppliers in an effort to minimize negative environmental impacts.
Actively responding to the requirements of our customers is in our unique Ivoclar DNA. When we design and develop applications for our dentist and dental technician customers we always take the treatment needs of their patients into account.
We are committed to supporting dentists, dental technicians and dental hygienists in developing their knowledge and expertise and in honing their skills to perfection. Our commitment comes in the form of numerous advanced education and training offerings around the world.
We are grateful for our success and believe in giving back. In addition to promoting the further development of our employees, we are passionate about supporting a variety of social and charitable projects, in some instances over a period of many years.
“In many cases sustainability can only be achieved when initiatives become causes and social responsibility becomes a mindset with the objective of making a real positive difference together.”
Christina Zeller, Board Member