DÖRKEN protects value. We not only apply our principles to our high-quality solutions. As a family-run company with over 1,000 employees, we also bear responsibility for people, society and the environment. With targeted quality and safety measures at all levels - every day.
DÖRKEN develops products and services that enrich our modern world with long-lasting benefits. Our products and services repeatedly set new standards of the highest technological level and fulfil customer requirements down to the smallest detail.
However, industrial progress is not the only thing that counts today. It is essential that sustainability aspects such as protection of the environment and resources are also taken into account. The DÖRKEN companies are pioneers in this respect and have long focused on the fulfilment and exceeding of all statutory requirements in production, storage and disposal.
The DÖRKEN companies offer products and services that make a difference. To achieve this, all new developments pass through sophisticated processes, at the end of which is comprehensive testing. With us, the effects of every new activity, each new product or procedure is put on the test bench.
Only when we are completely convinced of the benefits and environmental friendliness of a product does it make its way to the customer. Future-capable products need to be two things for us: useful and sustainable!
DÖRKEN Coatings has been awarded the Bronze Medal by EcoVadis, the world's largest provider of sustainability ratings for companies.
EcoVadis has rated more than 100,000 international companies since it was founded in 2007. The company's goal is to provide "reliable, globally recognized sustainability ratings and insights that enable all companies to reduce risk, drive improvement, and accelerate positive impact on our planet and society."
EcoVadis rates companies on 21 corporate social responsibility criteria broken down into four themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.
The DÖRKEN companies participate voluntarily in the EMAS eco audit and are regularly certified according to its strict criteria. The seal of quality of the European Union is the world’s most discerning system for sustainable environmental management and challenges companies to continuously improve their environmental performance.
The business areas of DÖRKEN consistently set themselves ambitious goals in the scope of EMAS and report on their achievement in the annual EMAS environmental statement, which is validated by a state-supervised, independent environmental assessor.
We are currently in the certification process. As soon as we have the new certificate, it will be made available here.
Detailed information on the topic of responsibility and sustainability can also be found in our Environmental Statement, which you can download here.
Currently we are in the process of revision. As soon as the new version is ready for publication, you will find it here.
DÖRKEN is committed to ecologically and socially responsible corporate governance. We expect the same behaviour from all our suppliers.
“Safety is paramount! – this is the motto at each of our production sites. We use high technical standards to protect our production facilities and our environment. To achieve this, we use, amongst others: gas warning systems, temperature and pressure warning systems, flame traps, fire alarm systems and a drainage system that can be uncoupled from the public grid if necessary.
In addition to the purely technical measures, we also think further: we invest continuously in safe and environmentally friendly further developments and regularly train our employees in safety aspects. Consequently, observing all industrial health and safety and fire protection regulations is self-evident for every employee. In addition, all third-party firms that we assign also need to adhere to our high standards and we check their compliance carefully.
Thanks to our safety precautions and our internal quality and safety management, the likelihood of a malfunction impacting the environment is very low. As a company that works with chemical substances, we are nonetheless unable to guarantee one hundred percent safety.
For this reason, we have drawn up an internal and external emergency management system that works closely with the local fire service to specify suitable measures for dealing with malfunctions and limit their impact in the event of an incident. With our works emergency service and the works crisis team we can join with the authorities in tackling possible incidents in a professional manner and averting the impact on people and the environment as best possible.
The use of our quality management system is good for our company, for our employees and for our environment. To meet the goals set by both the authorities and ourselves we work with a system at DÖRKEN that combines and unites specifications regarding quality, safety, environmental protection and fire protection.
By observing strict requirements and consistently setting ambitious goals we have been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 for decades. In addition, all DÖRKEN companies voluntarily participate in the EMAS eco audit, thereby committing themselves to the continuous further development of company environmental protection, including beyond the statutory requirements.
Compliance plays a big role at DÖRKEN and signifies far more than abiding by the law. We embody our values in our daily work, extending beyond a mere written code of conduct. Because theoretical compliance is no use to anyone – it is the practice that is important!
Compliance as a matter of course
In the DÖRKEN companies we embody our values. Not only do we make sure that our employees adhere to guidelines, we also involve them in developing and expanding upon these. And offer designated contacts for all issues concerning fair and friendly interaction.
We not only want DÖRKEN employees to feel at home on the company site.
We are especially happy when we can help families to put down roots in Herdecke and find a true home. This is why for many generations now the proprietor family of DÖRKEN has been involved in the construction of company homes.
This is the responsibility of DELTA Immobilien, which currently rents out over 150 homes in Herdecke to DÖRKEN employees.