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Sustainability & ecological commitment

We are committed to protecting the environment for ourselves and our children. Our ecological activities are defined in our environmental management system according to DIN 14001 (environment) and DIN ISO 9001 (quality). As a medium-sized family business with 140 employees, KNAUER assumes responsibility.

Some of our ecological activities:

  • Regular creation of an input and output balance for the determination and evakluation of energy and resource flows
  • Environmentally friendly product development, energy-efficient production and shipping with biodegradable packaging materials
  • Certified after DIN 14001 (environment) and DIN ISO 9001 (quality)
  •  Fixed specifications for the development of new products acording to ecological aspects such as low solvent consumption, repairability and longevity of the products
  • Complete modernization of the company building included thermal insulation, new windows, electric blinds and green roof, which resulted in a 50% saving of heating oil
  • 100% green electricity and generation of solar electricity by a photovoltaic system
  • Business travel guidelines from an ecological, economical and social point of view
  • Tips and instructions for clients to reduce solvent consumption during laboratory analysis
  • Environmentally-safe working and production of the devices and HPLC columns, for example by the use of energy-efficient work equipment and reduction of the solvent consumption
  • A life cycle assessment to optimize the manufacturing process and concentrate on electricity-saving components

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  • Ecologically managed, excellent and award-winning company garden. The beautiful, spacious organic garden on the company premises is a place where people, plants and animals can truly feel at home. It is precisely because KNAUER is such a high-tech company that, under the guidance of the organic farmer Olaf Hempelmann, the ecological orientation was put in the foreground when designing the garden. No use of pesticides or insecticides and only selective intervention - this is the philosophy of the beautiful organic garden in Zehlendorf. In addition, some beehives live in the KNAUER company garden and produce honey
  • No plastic bottles in the company, free glass bottles for all employees and a drinking water filter for water of the highest quality
  • Reward for employees travelling by bicycle, public transport or carpooling
  • Bicycle station for employees with covered bicycle parking, bicycle pump and bicycle repair tools
  • Leasing of a "Business Bike"
  • Supporting the county, e.g. with a donation of 40 trees for planting on the streets
  • Paper saving, preferred use of recycled paper snd recycling of single-sided printed paper. Read also the article in the "Robin Wood"
  • Participation in the european sustainability week

5 Questions with...
CEO Alexandra Knauer

KNAUER CEO Mrs. Alexandra Knauer faces unknown questions. An interview about sustainability, our organic garden and bees.

"Nature conservation is an investment in the future. That´s why KNAUER is so commited  to the environment and nature."

(Extract from Mrs. Knauer´s speech on the occasion of the 56th company anniversary, when the new walnut tree was planted in the award-winning ecogarden)

We separate molecules and unite people.

Based in Berlin, KNAUER has been serving the sciences since 1962. We develop and manufacture scientific instruments of superior quality for liquid chromatography systems and components, including:

Analytical HPLC / UHPLC
Preparative HPLC
Fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC)
Multi-Column Chromatography / SMB
Osmometry

We are an established partner in science. Today and in the future.​​​​​​

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