Thinking holistically, developing with foresight, working sustainably.
As a leading manufacturer of special vehicles and attachments, the ASH Group creates economic value while giving regard to ecological objectives and social requirements. Our sustainable business approach is reflected in numerous innovative products and in-house processes.
Thinking ahead and acting in a responsible manner are the main pillars of the economic success of the ASH Group, which is why sustainability is firmly integrated in the corporate strategy throughout the value chain.
In this strategic environment, the three main pillars of the ASH Group’s guiding principle are customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and profitability. Resource-saving products and solutions enable customers to work in an even more effective, economical and environmentally friendly manner. Moreover, the ASH Group attaches great importance to comprehensive customer advisory services, high service quality and efficient spare parts and emergency management. To this end, the ASH Group needs well-trained, motivated and satisfied employees who are willing to take responsibility. Profitability and solid financial management are the basic prerequisites for making investments into new products, production infrastructures as well as the training and continuing education of employees to ensure a healthy growth.
Environmental considerations play an important role not only in product development but also at the individual business locations and in the production. In this respect, the ASH Group exceeds the statutory requirements and aims for continuous improvement. Since 2009, all business locations of the ASH Group have been ISO 9001-certified. The factories and the sales organisations in Holten and Leimuiden (Netherlands) as well as the sales organisations in Peterborough (UK) and Fiume Veneto (Italy) are additionally certified according to the ISO 14001 corporate environmental management standard. In addition, the ASH Group meets ISO 26000, the guideline for social responsibility.
The ASH Group is an important employer, training establishment and partner to local suppliers at its respective business locations. Owing to the regular exchange with associations, community representatives, stakeholders and training centres, the factories of the ASH Group are firmly rooted at their business locations. This is also reflected by the corresponding sponsorship activities.
Sustainability report in accordance with GRI G4
For the report in the 2015 business year, the new GRI G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) are used. GRI is the globally leading standard in the field of sustainability reporting and aims to ensure that companies provide transparent information on their economic, ecological and social activities. The new guidelines place a focus on the key sustainability aspects for the company and on the management approach. The ASH Group’s 2015 Sustainability Report meets the new guidelines of this leading standard.