Our business activities form the basis of our sustainability journey. We strive to run our business responsibly and offer a great workplace for our people and the next generation of professionals.
Taking responsibility for our environmental and climate impact is an obvious requirement for doing business today and tomorrow. We want to be a responsible business and use our impact to do good. In recent years, we started taking steps to determine where we need to take action to make our business operations more sustainable.
For us, being a responsible business means becoming CO2-neutral, for our own operations and activities (scope 1 and 2 of the GHG-protocol), continuously striving for maximum circularity, sourcing responsibly and creating a sustainable supply chain. We prioritise the areas in which we have the most impact and engage relevant stakeholders to help us realise our ambitions.
We challenge the choices we make, continuously strive to improve the way we work and look for more responsible options. Sustainability demands improvements in the whole production chain, from the raw materials that make our machines and the energy to run our processes and buildings, to how we take care of our employees. But we also motivate the people and partners we work with to do the same and work together on sustainable practices in the chain.
A hub of innovation and creation
Our head office and Dutch production facilities have been under one roof at the Lely Campus since 2013. It’s the beating heart of our organisation. Having our own production facilities is essential for us to be able to react quickly to changing market conditions. To meet our vision of being a sustainable business, we developed new production facilities to run sustainable production. Together, our offices and factory became the most sustainable business complex in Europe.
Durable and energy-efficient machines
In our production development, we look critically at the usage of raw materials and the processes we need for making our machines. Wherever we can, we reduce the use of moving parts to ensure our machines and solutions are prepared for long-term use. By reducing the use of materials, we make the machines more maintenance-friendly and lengthen their lifespan. The machines are durable and use as little energy as possible.
A great place to work
Creating a safe, healthy and inspiring working environment
Although innovative technologies drive our company, we thrive because of our people. They are an integral part of realising our ambitions and moving us forward. Their creativity translates farmers’ challenges into the right solutions. For creativity to flourish, we strive to create a safe, healthy and inspiring working environment in every layer of our organisation. By stimulating our employees’ personal and professional development and making them part of a bigger community, we want to help them become the best they can be.