Environmental declaration

Eco-friendly waterborne coatings systems are the cornerstone of our company’s success. This is why environmental protection, in an ecological and economic sense, is one of our most important company targets. It is our obligation towards future generations, our fellow citizens and neighbors to protect the environment.

Based on these principles, Hemmelrath has been expanding its environmental management system throughout the past years. In February 2008, this environmental management system has been certified according to the standards of EMAS and ISO 14001.

As part of the EMAS certification, an environmental declaration is issued every year. You can request the environmental declaration by contacting:

Mr. Holger Wendel

Quality Manager International

E-Mail: h.wendel@hemmelrath.de
Phone: + 49 (0) 9372-136-0


Hemmelrath strives to reach the highest quality and environmental standards with ist products and production processes.

For decades, Hemmelrath has been certified according to various quality standards (ISO 9001, QS 9000, VDA 6.1). In 2002, the comprehensive quality standard of the automotive industry, ISO/TS 16 949, was introduced at the plants in Germany.


„ÖKOPROFIT“ company Hemmelrath

Locating and realizing cost saving potentials through environmental protection – that is the main goal of ÖKOPROFIT. The project is borne by the INITIATIVE BAYERISCHER UNTERMAIN and designed for local companies. It offers possibilities to save costs through improved energy efficiency and operational environmental protection and to verify the adherence to work-safety and environmental protection regulations through legal checks.

Hemmelrath was already involved in the first ÖKOPROFIT round in 2001/02 and has since then been a member of the ÖKOPROFIT club.

In 2018, an independent reviewer once again certified Hemmelrath’s environmental management confirming its great results.

Hemmelrath Lackfabrik GmbH receives Medal
of Bavarian State

“Hemmelrath Lackfabrik GmbH is an organically grown family business that not only safeguards jobs in Germany while focusing on environmental protection, but also creates new jobs. Hereby, the company proves very impressively that ecology and economy are not polarizing goals but can complement each other to everyone’s benefit.” This statement was part of the laudatory speech during the award ceremony of the Medal of the Bavarian State for Accomplishments in Environmental Protection and Health at the Residenz München in 2007.
The two former managing directors Dr. Markus Hemmelrath and Mathias Hemmelrath were awarded with this highest honor of the Free State of Bavaria and were presented the medal by the Bavarian State Minister for Environment, Health and Consumer Safety, Dr. Otmar Bernhard, during the ceremony on November 19.

Quality and environmental policy

Principles of our environmental policy

Eco-friendly waterborne coatings systems are the cornerstone of our company’s success. This is why environmental protection, in an ecological and economic sense, is one of our most important company targets. It is our obligation towards future generations, our fellow citizens and neighbours to protect the environment.

Our company strives to maintain and continuously improve the implemented environmental management system based on ISO 14001:2009 and EMAS in order to minimize and prevent environmental pollution.
In our company, we want to check and if necessary reduce the consumption of resources per produced unit with the help of adequate measures regularly. This applies to water, energy and also waste water, particulate emissions, noise emissions etc.
Furthermore, we check regularly if the usage of hazardous substances can be avoided or if substitute material can be used. These steps are taken during the definition and evaluation of our company goals (also see further below).

Compliance with legal regulations is our obligation. We work closely with the responsible authorities.

We communicate our environmental policy to all persons and organizations who work for us or who our company is working for. Moreover, our environmental situation and improvements thereof are being documented in an environmental report. The company board decides if and which important environmental aspects will be communicated externally.

Principles of our quality policy

Focal point of our quality policy is our customers‘ satisfaction combined with the target of achieving a defined economic result.

Our company policy is based on the following principles that are binding for all of our employees:

Our organization is reliant on our customers. Therefore, it is our goal to understand current and future customer needs and to fulfill our customers’ requirements to continuously increase customer satisfaction.
Our company board, in consultation with senior management, create an organization that promotes the achievement of targets which have been derived from our company mission and vision. They create an internal environment in which employees can focus entirely on the achievement of these targets.
Our employees are at the core of our organization. Their participation allows us to use their abilities for the benefit of our organization.
The targets that we have set can be achieved more effectively when our activities and the resources are being steered as processes.
Identifying, understanding and managing linked processes as a system contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of our organization regarding our target achievement.
Our constant goal is the continuing improvement of the overall performance of our organization. Therefore, it is every employee’s task to participate in this process.
Our decisions are based on the analysis of data and information.
Our suppliers are reliant on us and we are reliant on them. We strive for a relationship with mutual benefit.
The conduct guidelines of our Code of Conduct must be observed.