Interview with CEO Bernd Eckl
Sustainability is part of our corporate strategy for good reason.
CEO of the BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding
We have to be careful about making sweeping statements. But take, for example, the legal requirements for due diligence in the supply chain, sustainability reporting, or the regulation for medium-term energy supply security measures: I have to admit that such complex requirements represent an immense effort for a medium-sized company like us and can leave us paralyzed to some degree. And they weaken us in international competition.
Please don’t misunderstand me: for us, sustainability is not a trend to simply go along with half-heartedly. Sustainability is part of our corporate strategy for good reason and we will consistently align our business group with sustainable criteria over the years to come. I am also personally committed to this course. Nevertheless, it is a matter of fact that the multitude of regulatory requirements are affecting medium-sized companies at a time of major and simultaneous crises.
Long-term thinking and responsible action have been part of the DNA of our family business for almost 100 years now. We face the ethical, social, and environmental issues of our time with an unshakable awareness of our corporate responsibility. To manage this in the long term, economic success is needed.