We are Alliance Member of the Sustainability Initiative Blue Competence. Blue Competence is an initiative of the VDMA for promoting and communication of sustainable solutions for the Mechanical Engineering Industry. Blue Competence stands for the innovation and technology leadership of mechanical and plant engineering in the field of sustainable solutions. On the basis of verifiable criteria, the brand identifies members, participants and partners of the initiative as providers of solutions that improve quality of life, are environmentally friendly, energy and resource efficient and in line with market requirements. The term sustainability is defined as the balance and integration of the economically profitable, ecologically compatible and socially beneficial. As a partner of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative, we are committed to adhering to the twelve sustainability principles of the machienry and plant abus.