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Statement by the CEO

Why sustainability? Because we take it personally.

At EVVA – as a leading manufacturer of mechanical and electronic access systems in Europe – we contribute where we can significantly shape our world and its positive development. We leverage where we can influence our greatest impacts. Because this is where the greatest power for improvement lies. That is why this sustainability report means a lot to EVVA and to us personally.

To induce lasting change, we must implement sustainability solutions in an economically viable way. Economically, it means focusing on resources and processes to avoid waste and increase efficiency. The rollout of lean management and the use of Kanban systems show measurable success and savings. The high recycling rate is particularly noteworthy. We recycle various materials, even 100% of metal chips, and have already achieved the goal of a recycling rate of 75%.

We were able to achieve further ecological progress last year, for example by drastically reducing gas consumption by 22% compared to the previous reporting period. This was made possible by a new building and a modern heating system. However, electricity consumption rose by 9.8%, but since 2022 the demand has been covered exclusively by green electricity.

Embedding sustainability in all sub-strategies and annual goals and the measurability of our sustainability targets helps us to make the success and savings visible. EVVA will pay particular attention to the requirements of the EU Green Deal and ESG regulations and address the risks of scarce resources in the supply chain and in electricity and gas supplies.

Our new targets reflect their increasing importance. Therefore we have placed even greater focus on emissions/climate neutrality. EVVA plans to be climate-neutral at its Vienna location by 2030 and reduce Scope 3 emissions throughout the entire supply chain by a further 35%. Everyone must be part of the climate solution. That is why we are implementing changes in all areas we are able to influence.

We see it as our clear responsibility to create a stable surrounding for our employees and customers, to be a reliable partner and to contribute to a more peaceful and environmentally conscious society. Lifelong learning, digital training, investing in our youth as a top apprenticeship company, and strengthening our innovation through patents, regular product renewals, and further innovation cycles ensures the economic sustainability of our company. A commitment that pays off: Again we were able to bring home several notable awards. We are proud to have received the Sustainable Digitalisation Award
in 22 and the Energy Globe Award in 23 in the category water – we have saved over 1 million liters of water in our production since 2015.

EVVA is a pioneer in sustainability. As a family business, we think in generations for generations. It is our duty to establish high customer satisfaction and a meaningful business model that is supported by all stakeholders with fewer resource inputs. This is not only a debt we owe to future generations, but already to our own today.

Stefan and Nicole Ehrlich-Adám
managing directors and owners
of EVVA Sicherheitstechnologie GmbH

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