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					Environmental Statement 2011



SICK AG Waldkirch/Reute and SICK Vertriebs-GmbH Düsseldorf,
validated according to Regulation (EC) 1221/2009
Environmental Statement 2011




Contents

    introduction by the environmental management representative        3
    the SiCK brand                                                     4
    SiCK products and their contribution to environmental protection   7
    the SiCK environmental policy                                      8
    the SiCK environmental management system                           9
    SiCK aG – Waldkirch and reute locations                            10
       – Portrait                                                      10
       – Environmental aspects                                         11
       – Environmental figures – Environmental performance             16
       – Environmental objectives                                      22
    SiCK vertriebs-GmbH Düsseldorf                                     24
       – Portrait                                                      24
       – Environmental aspects                                         25
       – Environmental figures – Environmental performance             26
       – Environmental objectives                                      29
    validation                                                         31




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                                        introduction by the environmental management representative



                                   The SICK Group has already             In 2011/2012 the focus was on the introduction of an energy
                                   anchored the development and           management system according to ISO 50001 and EMAS
                                   production of intelligent sensors      (Eco Management and Audit Scheme) at SICK AG Waldkirch/
                                   and sensor solutions in its company    Reute and SICK Vertriebs-GmbH Düsseldorf. This will enable
                                   philosophy with its "Sensor Intel-     SICK to be measured according to objective criteria and
                                   ligence." claim. This extends well     ensure that the issues of energy and the environment are
                                   beyond intelligent products and has    considered appropriately.
                                   become a positive symbol for our
                                   tasks, our processes, our coopera-     In 2011 SICK also continued to promote the expansion of
                                   tion and our external relationships.   photovoltaics on the SICK AG Waldkirch and Reute company
                                                                          premises and invested in new technologies for environmen-
SICK is also involved in a variety of activities beyond the               tally friendly mobility (electric cars, pedelecs). Since January
company's actual business and is continuing the tradition of              2012, the Waldkirch location has obtained its power from
company founder Dr. Erwin Sick, who had already been com-                 regenerative energy sources which also supply the electric
mitted to environmental responsibility over 60 years ago.                 cars and pedelecs.
We continue to view sustainable management and conscious
environmental protections as a requirement for securing the
future of the company – as both an objective and a claim.
We want to achieve this by constantly improving the quality
of our products and business processes and by offering cus-
tomers both top economical as well as ecological solutions.
The basis for this is a comprehensive and certified environ-              Roland Schiller
ment management system. This is flanked by annual changes                 Corporate Quality Management
to the core themes of our activities, which are also precursors           Environmental management representative
to our contribution to environmental protection.                          Member of the management board




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                                                                       tion expertise. Customer desires are viewed as challenges
                                                                       and solutions are developed together with the customer.
                                                                       In the 2011 fiscal year the SICK Group achieved sales of
                                                                       902.7 million euros.

                                                                       Sensor applications – as diverse as the world of industrial
                                                                       production.


                                                                       Factory automation Segment
                                                                       Non-contact sensors for automation technology optimize
                                                                       manufacturing and logistics processes in many areas.
                                                                       They also support manufacturers in almost every sector in
The new generation of light curtains (miniTwin4) protects manual       their efforts to achieve the highest possible quality. This is
workstations in joining systems, offers great ergonomics, is easy to
integrate and supports modern machine design.                          provided by photoelectric sensors, color sensors, inductive
                                                                       and magnetic proximity sensors, camera sensors, encod-
                                                                       ers or other sensors as they record, count, classify and
SiCK Sensor intelligence                                               position items and detect presence, form and position or
                                                                       surface differences. The comprehensive product portfolio
SICK manufactures sensors and sensor solutions for industrial          comprising sensors, controls, and systems for automation
application worldwide to technology and market leaders in              and safety technology is used in many branches, including
factory, logistics and process automation. The company was             the packaging, automotive, machine tools, electronics, and
founded in 1946 and has since developed into an independent,           pharmaceutical industries.
globally active Group with more than 5,800 employees.
                                                                       The SICK name has stood for innovative sensors and system
SICK is a technology Group in the capital goods industry and           solutions for accident prevention and the protection of people
sells its products and services almost exclusively to industrial       for over 65 years.
customers. Regardless of this, the know-how of the creative
minds affects many areas of everyday life. Whether the correct         Photoelectric sensors, light grids, laser scanners and switches
packaging of consumer goods or filling of drinks, online shop-         also monitor the access to weld and assembly robots in
ping on the internet, air monitoring in tunnels or checking-in at      automotive manufacturing. As access protection, they prevent
airports – SICK sensors, safety systems and scanners always            hand injuries on presses and cutting and punching machines.
ensure smooth processing. The overall development of this              Safety goes well beyond the actual product. It ranges from
high-tech company has also been smooth and successful.                 knowledge of technological and legislative backgrounds
                                                                       to correct selection and mounting and user training and
SICK has a global presence with almost 50 subsidiaries and             system maintenance. As real safety is only possible when
participations in more than 30 countries as well as a number           viewed from an integrated perspective, SICK is committed
of specialist representative agencies.                                 to a wide-ranging training program as well as customized,
                                                                       accredited service offers.
The Group's continuous growth is especially due to the constant
product innovations, the intense commitment to international
growth markets, qualified employees and SICK's high applica-




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                                                                          The bar code is the most frequently used identification
                                                                          technology for sorting and controlling palettes and contain-
                                                                          ers in industrial material flow. Stationary and mobile SICK
                                                                          bar code readers have also done their job when luggage is
                                                                          automatically transported to airplanes and arrives safely in
                                                                          one piece at the holiday destination. SICK 2D code readers
                                                                          also ensure that only fully equipped and functional printed
                                                                          circuit boards are installed in PCs.

                                                                          Typical applications of laser measuring systems include
                                                                          the dimensional control of palettes in automated conveying
                                                                          systems and the collision prevention of container cranes in
                                                                          port facilities or the path monitoring of autonomously moving
                                                                          commercial or rail vehicles.
The camera-based 2D code scanner Lector620 detects the 2D codes
lasered onto the engine blocks so that every engine is allocated to the
matching car body and the correct chassis.



logistics automation Segment

The logistics automation segment is tasked with designing
and optimizing the logistics and distribution processes.
The SICK logistics automation segment provides the optimal
solution wherever material flows are to be automated or
where sorting, picking and storage processes need to be
more efficient, quicker and more reliable.

The logistics automation segment provides solutions for the
automatic identification of bar codes and 2D codes as well
as for the identification of items in logistic cycles by using            The camera system Ruler E enables reliable separation of letters and
                                                                          parcels in sorting machines, thus guaranteeing correct delivery.
RFID systems. Height, shape and volume recording with
standardized laser measuring systems are included in this
application segment.




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Process automation Segment
The process automation segment comprises the automation
market for industrial sectors in which predominantly continuous
combustion processes and process engineering in gaseous or
liquid media or bulk goods take place. Within this vast sector,
SICK covers emission- and process-oriented analysis metrology
and process engineering metrology.

As the world's largest provider of environmental and analysis
metrology, SICK is just as committed to monitoring compliance
with the statutory limit values for pollutant emissions in power
plants, waste incineration plants, industrial plants and steel
or cement works, as it is to managing and optimizing technical
                                                                    Safe and reliable dust concentration measurement using the DUSTHUNTER
processes. This is made possible by a complete range of equip-      C200 is essential in coal power stations in order to maintain an optimal
ment for both measurements directly in the gas channel as well      control of the de-dusting process and to protect the environment against
                                                                    excessive dust concentrations.
as for extractive measurement processes. Dust-free air around
the chimney as well as congestion-free road traffic are both also
matters for SICK sensors. Fog measuring devices on numerous
highways warn against visibility impairments and resulting acci-
dent risks. Sensors to control and regulate ventilation systems
ensure clean air, clear vision and safety in vehicle tunnels.




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                                   SiCK products and their contribution to environmental protection




SICK products that help to build efficient
and sustainable processes

Examples
Sustainability and environmental protection are clearly            the labels is able to function without the colored marks
documented as cornerstones of SICK company policy. The             normally required, and this can achieve up to a 5% saving on
development and manufacture of products involves the use           materials for each label. In mass applications, that means that
of innovative production technologies and the economical           up to 1.5 million meters of label material can be saved annually
use of raw materials, energy and water. The sensors them-          on each system.
selves deliver low energy consumption levels but also, by
virtue of their reliability and intelligence, have the potential   SICK sensors are also used in applications involving efficiency
to optimize processes in the machines and systems used by          enhancement through the sourcing of energy from renewables.
end customers. This in turn enables enormous amounts of            One example of this would be the encoder which helps solar
energy and resources to be saved.                                  panels to track the position of the sun, meaning that as much
                                                                   solar power as possible can be obtained. Encoders are also
By way of example, volume measurement systems from SICK            the units that measure the rotor speeds of a wind power
are able to measure packages of any shape or size precisely        system and adjust their rotor blades to reflect prevailing wind
and quickly. For one of the largest logistics service providers    conditions, thereby ensuring optimum "harvesting" of wind
in Germany, SICK has developed a globally unique combined          power. Photoelectric sensors and vision sensors from SICK are
volume measurement and identification system that can              in widespread use assisting resource-conserving manufacturing
be used to achieve optimum utilization of load bay space.          processes and procedures.
This customer set themselves a target to cut their CO2 emis-
sions by more than half by 2020 through the use of SICK            Furthermore, the functional characteristics of SICK products
technology.                                                        can make an important contribution towards environmental
                                                                   protection. Power stations and garbage incineration plants
In customer applications in the labeling process, SICK employs     employ SICK analyzer systems to monitor flue gases. In addi-
a new kind of technology involving the use of markless sensors.    tion, the emission of pollutants can be minimized by optimizing
The special feature of this is that the sensor used to position    process parameters.




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the SiCK environmental policy is anchored in a document together with the quality policy and
applies throughout the Group. the environmental policy was extended in 2011 and 2012.
in particular, the contribution of SiCK products to environmental protection as well as energy
efficiency was specified as an essential element for sustainable environmental protection.




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                                                               the SiCK environmental management system




all German SiCK Group locations and the producing subsidiaries in Hungary and the USa have
been certified according to the environment management system ISO 14001 since 2006.

The objective of our environment management system is to                 Environmental protection training takes place on a regular and
analyze all of the requirements and processes that are relevant          as-needed basis. Environmental processes are evaluated and
for environmental protection and to eliminate or minimize the            prevention measures, as well as measures in the event of a
negative environmental impacts to the greatest possible extent.          hazardous situation, are specified as part of the environmental
The basis for minimizing the negative environmental impacts is           aspect evaluation that takes place in the units on an annual basis.
the evaluation of all the environmental processes, activities and        Emergency situation exercises are performed on a regular basis.
services (environmental aspects). The necessary environmental
objectives and measures are then established on this basis.              Environmental management is a component of the SPM (SICK
                                                                         Process Management) and is integrated into the document
The safe compliance with the legislative environmental provi-            control system of the same name. The conception, introduction
sions and the careful observation of the changes is another              and ongoing development of the management system involves
important objective. An interdisciplinary committee of experts           the preparation of strategic guidelines together with the execu-
examines new and changed legislative and standardized                    tive board, which are decisive for environmentally friendly and
regulations for their relevance to the SICK Group and advises            responsible actions at all levels of the Group. A management
the relevant areas on the necessary steps for implementation.            review to evaluate the system's effectiveness is performed by
Compliance with the relevant standards is also ensured by en-            upper management on an annual basis.
vironmental audits, open and direct dialog with the responsible
authorities and involvement in external specialist committees.                                                 Management Process



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the interdisciplinary tracking of legal requirements.


The following organigram displays the organizational integration of environmental protection at SICK in a simplified way.

                                              SICK AG Executive Board
          Guideline competence
 DIVS     Divisions
 CDs      Central Departments           Environment and Energy Management
 CU       Central Unit                              Representative
                                            Central Department Corporate
                                                Quality Management

                                                                                           Environmental Manager
      Environmental Manager            Environment and Energy Representative
                                                                                               of DIVS and CDs
  SICK Vertriebs-GmbH, Düsseldorf            Environmental Management
                                                                                          SICK AG Waldkirch/Reute


          Energy Manager                                                                       Energy Manager
  SICK Vertriebs-GmbH, Düsseldorf                                                          CU Facility Management
                                                                                          SICK AG Waldkirch/Reute



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Portrait
                                                                  Processes:
                                                                  Besides the indirect units (Human Resources, Marketing,
                                                                  Development, Purchasing, etc.), central production, the logistics
                                                                  center and the assembly processes of the product-generating
                                                                  divisions are also located at the Waldkirch location.

                                                                  Production
                                                                  This includes mechanical metalworking, the paint shop, glass
                                                                  optics, electronic card production and component assembly.

                                                                  Logistics center
                                                                  The logistics center in Waldkirch is the central logistics unit
                                                                  of SICK AG. All of the goods flows stream through the logistics
                                                                  center, from procurement through to warehousing, storage,
                                                                  production and distribution. This logistics center supplies all
                                                                  of the subsidiaries and the European end customers and
SiCK aG                                                           coordinates the global flow of goods.
Waldkirch headquarters
                                                                  Assembly processes
79183 Waldkirch, Erwin-Sick-Str.1                                 The product-generating divisions assemble prefabricated
                                                                  modules into end products. A product-generating SICK AG
Reute plant                                                       division, which does not represent an independent legal
79276 Reute, Nimburger Str. 11                                    entity, is located at the Reute site. This is where prefabricated
                                                                  modules are assembled into end products. The division uses
Employees                                                         the central processes of SICK AG in Waldkirch and is supplied
Waldkirch: 1720                                                   from central production. Besides mounting, the finished end
Reute:     277                                                    products are shipped to customers from the Waldkirch logistics
                                                                  center.

Site description
The Waldkirch site, covering an area of 86,801 m2 is located in
the Unterfelder-Peterskirchle industrial estate near the B294.
The property was historically used for agricultural purposes.
The Reute site is located in the Hundslache industrial estate,
less than 1 km from the A5 and covers 17,293 m2.
The property was historically used for farming purposes.




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Environmental aspects
The production of high-quality and reliable optoelectronic       mental aspects. The statutory requirements of the individual
components requires a number of qualified steps that vary        processes are particularly assessed. A detailed ABC analysis
considerably with regard to their relevance to the environ-      was performed in order to evaluate the relevance at an
ment.                                                            ecological and economic level. The results of the ABC analysis
All of the processes and technologies applied, the raw,          flowed into the environmental objectives and programs and
auxiliary and operating materials, and the resulting emissions   are consistently pursued by the responsible teams.
(waste, waste water and exhaust air) are integrated according    The indirect environmental aspects are also evaluated accord-
to the input-output diagram when considering the environ-        ing to the ABC analysis and are summarized on page 15.




                                                     Emissions                         Heat

  Power
  Water
  Air
  Natural gas
  Raw materials                                                                                                  Products/
  • Steel                          Input                                                                         Services
  • Aluminum
  • Plastics
  • Electronic
    components


                                                                                      Waste
  Auxiliary and                                        Waste
                                                                                      water
  operating
  substances
  • Oils
  • Emulsions                                      Liquid waste                   Waste water
  • Solvent                                        • Emulsions                    • sanitary systems
  • Paint                                          • Solvent                      • Process waste water
  • Adhesive                                       • Chemicals
                                                   Solid waste
  • Chemicals
                                                   • Paper/Cardboard packaging
                                                   • Electronic scrap
                                                   • Metals




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Product development
                                                                                                         (Federal Control of Pollution
The product development process that takes place in Waldkirch                                            Regulation) must be complied
and Reute forms the basis for the use of environmentally                                                 with when painting. The limit
compatible materials and production processes. The product                                               values are monitored based
development process follows a set procedure. One component                                               on a solvent balance. SICK has
of this process is the evaluation of ecological aspects based                                            firmly established the substitu-
on a checklist. The evaluation is performed for every develop-                                           tion of paint and primers in its
ment project. For example, a set specification is that SICK only                                         environment program in order
develops RoHS-compliant products since May 2006. The use of            to minimize the emission of solvents into the atmosphere.
lead, chromium VI, mercury, cadmium and certain brominated             A partial substitution of solvent-based primers with a hydro-
flame retardants (PBB and PBDE) have been avoided in order to          based primer has already taken place. Further substitutions are
comply with the limit values of the RoHS directive.                    planned.

mechanical processing                                                  Glass optics
                                  One of the first steps in the                                         Lenses for SICK sensors are
                                  development process of a                                              produced at the Waldkirch
                                  SICK product is the machining                                         location. This requires a great
                                  of semi-finished products,                                            deal of sensitivity and experi-
                                  extruded profiles and castings                                        ence. The individual steps,
                                  made of aluminum alloys or                                            such as cutting, shaping,
                                  occasionally of steel or plastic.                                     cleaning and vapor deposition,
                                  The technologies applied             are performed by highly qualified specialists. The auxiliary and
                                  (CNC turning and milling,            operating materials used (emulsions, cleaning surfactants,
                                  drilling, grinding, barrel finish-   solvents) are carefully monitored and the waste fraction and
                                  ing, sand-blasting, etc.) are        waste water is properly disposed and controlled. Waste water is
constantly examined for their environmental and occupational           generated from the grinding and cleaning process. The waste
safety aspects. Water-miscible cooling lubricants are used un-         water from the grinding process is conducted through five small
der controlled conditions and their use is carefully monitored.        settling tanks with a total volume of 770 l and fed into the
Machines and equipment are subject to regular maintenance.             sewerage system pursuant to the water provisions in line with
Protective equipment is regularly inspected. All employees must        the permit. The sedimented glass abrasive slurry is disposed of
attend regular training and they are made aware of relevant            properly.
environmental and occupational safety aspects. Mechanical
processing is currently only located in Waldkirch.                     The lenses are cleaned using ultrasound in an alkaline cleaning
                                                                       agent. The waste water produced as a result is disposed of as
Paint shop                                                             waste by an external, certified waste management company,
                                                                       while rinsing water is fed into the sewerage system pursuant to
The paint shop with associated PER vapor degreasing plant
                                                                       the water permit.
located in Waldkirch represents one of the Group's most envi-
ronmentally sensitive areas. The PER vapor degreasing plant
                                                                       A part of the lenses are cleaned with organic solvents. The
is a notifiable plant according to the 2nd BImSchV (Regulation
                                                                       cleaning process falls under the scope of the 31st BImSchV
on restricting the emission of volatile halogenated organic
                                                                       (Federal Control of Pollution Regulation).
compounds) and is subject to regular monitoring. Workplace
measurements have shown that the limit values are complied
with permanently and safely. Solvent-based coating systems
are used in the paint shop. The limit values of the 31st BImSchV




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Compliance with the limit values is monitored based on a             logistics center
solvent balance. The glass vapor deposition system for lenses,
which was commissioned in 2004, means that the interior of           The final step on the path to the customer: The, in part, delicate
the vapor deposition rooms no longer have to be lined with           components are well-packed and sent on their long journey.
aluminum foil. This reduced aluminum waste by almost 50%.            But good packaging doesn't also have to harm the environ-
                                                                     ment. The application of customizable air cushioning made of
                                                                     polyethylene, the use of cardboard packaging made of recycled
Electronic card production                                           material and the use of reusable or returnable packaging
                                                                     from selected suppliers helps SICK to reduce the quantity of
The electronics production, with the capital-intensive SMD unit,     packaging material to be purchased - a contribution to resource
produces electronic cards for the SICK Group and is located          protection and cost optimization. The logistics center is located
in Waldkirch. Its core competency lies in mastering complex          at the Waldkirch location.
processes with a wide range of variants and flexibility as well as
short response times.

The bond process for electronic card equipment was introduced
at the start of 2004 in order to take the constantly increasing
miniaturization requirements into account. The miniaturization
was achieved through the complete removal of the chip hous-
ing. The increased positioning accuracy is an additional benefit.

The bond process includes attaching the chip to the printed cir-
cuit board using an adhesive (die bonding), the establishment
of an electrical connection between the chip and the printed
circuit board by an ultra-fine aluminum wire (wire bonding) and
the protection of components and connections against environ-
mental influences by a cover (glob top).
                                                                     administrative areas
Until 2005, soldering only took place with lead-containing
solder and was therefore the most environmentally relevant           The administrative areas located in both Waldkirch and Reute
process in the production of E-cards. Lead-free soldering has        are also considered when determining the environmental
been in place at SICK since 2006 and it is now ready to be           aspects. Although there are no large and energy-intensive
used in new developments. The amount of lead-containing              systems in these areas, approx. 50% of SICK's overall power
solder is reduced every year.                                        requirements are used by computers, screens, lighting, copiers,
                                                                     printers, etc. in the offices. This area is subject to constant
                                                                     optimization with regard to the latest technologies.
Final assembly
Precise joining of individual parts and the use of internally        Hazardous goods warehouse
developed testing technology ensure the high quality and reli-
ability of SICK products. The use of ultrasonic welding technol-     The auxiliary and operating materials such as paint, solvents,
ogy means that large quantities of adhesive no longer have to        thinners, oils, emulsions, etc. required in production are stored
be applied when joining plastic housing. As all work steps are       in a specially approved hazardous goods container. The hazard-
subject to constant monitoring, the reject rates and therefore       ous goods container is located in Waldkirch and is equipped
also the disposal quantities of electronic scrap are extremely       with a collection basin that absorbs all of the escaping sub-
low. Final assembly is performed in Waldkirch and Reute.             stances in the event of a leak.




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Disposal station                                                    This will introduce a CO2 settlement model that provides a
                                                                    monetary incentive to select a low-emission vehicle.
All waste that arises during production is stored at the relevant
disposal station in Waldkirch and Reute in accordance with
the official regulations. This includes paper, cardboard, scrap     the trip to work
metal, electronic scrap and various special waste (emulsions,
solvents, paint, adhesives, oil, etc.). The waste is exclusively    The goal of the employee initiative "Environmentally friendly
removed by certified waste management companies.                    trip to SICK" is to make the trip to work more environmentally
                                                                    friendly than ever before at both locations. The commitment
                                                                    to motivate as many employees as possible to form carpooling
new buildings                                                       teams or to switch to public transport and travel by bike has
                                                                    received particular attention: In 2010 SICK AG was awarded
SICK is a rapidly expanding company with a growing need for         the ÖKO-VERKEHRSSIEGEL (ECO-TRANSPORT SEAL) by the
production and office space. Good insulation, intelligent heat-     Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and Emmendingen districts.
ing and ventilation technology, shading, cooling and building
technology can save huge amounts of energy over the building's
service life and therefore significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
For this reason, at SICK, it is mandatory for all planned new
buildings to be subjected to energy optimization by an external
energy consultant.


Business trips




SICK is a global company. Business trips between the indi-
vidual locations, in particular to and from the headquarters
and Waldkirch, are often unavoidable. Business trips are            Dorothea Sick-Thies has also donated six pedelecs to reduce
replaced by telephone or video conferences wherever possible.       the use of cars even further. The electric bicycles can be used
If business trips are necessary, these are executed in the most     by employees for private purposes.
environmentally friendly manner possible. SICK also uses new
technologies in this regard. Four electric Smart cars, which
are supplied with green power, have been in use at the SICK
Reute and Waldkirch locations since July 2011 to cover the
short distances between subsidiaries. Dorothea Sick-Thies,
the youngest daughter of the company founder Erwin Sick and
who actively supports the issue of environmental protection
and sustainability in the SICK Group, financed the four electric
cars. Another step towards minimizing CO2 emissions will
be taken by the introduction of the "Green Car Policy".

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Presentation of the key environmental aspects from the above description




                                                                           Energy consumption




                                                                                                                                     of hazardous sub-



                                                                                                                                                         legal compliance
                                                                                                                 area utilization
                                                                           Co2 emissions




                                                                                                                                                                            Environmental
                                                                                                                                     Use/Emission
                                                                                                protection
                                                                                                resource




                                                                                                                                                                            relevance
                                                                location




                                                                                                                                     stances
      Environmental aspect            Environmental impact


 Direct environmental aspects

                                   Impact on the
 Product development               production process           W/R             C                  C                                      C               C                     a
                                   Material use

 Painting                          Emission of solvents         W                                                                         C               C                     a

                                   Use of partially
 Soldering                         lead-containing solder       W               C                                                         C               C                     a
                                   Energy consumption

 Glass optics                      Glass cutting slurry         W                                  C                                                      C                     B

                                   Use of cooling lubricants,
 Mechanical processing                                          W                                  C                                      C               C                     B
                                   energy consumption
                                   Surface sealing/
 New buildings                                                  W/R             C                                 C                                       C                     a
                                   energy consumption
 Building management               Energy consumption           W/R             C                                                                         C                     a
                                   Escape of hazardous
 Storage of waste and
                                   substances in emergency      W                                                                         C               C                     B
 hazardous substances
                                   situations
 indirect environmental aspects

 Business trips                    CO2 emissions                W/R             C                                                                                               a

 Logistics                         CO2 emissions                W               C                                                                                               a



                                                                                                                                         legend
                                                                                                                                    High environmental
                                                                                                             a
                                                                                                                                    relevance
                                                                                                                                    medium environmental
                                                                                                             B
                                                                                                                                    relevance
                                                                                                                                    low environmental
                                                                                                             C
                                                                                                                                    relevance
                                                                                                             W                      SiCK aG, Waldkirch
                                                                                                             r                      SiCK aG, reute


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  Environmental figures – Environmental performance

  Environmental development:                                                           Key figures
  SICK is a company with constantly increasing sales and                               An important requirement for improving environmental
  employees. The exception to this was 2009. This reflected                            performance is meaningful figures. So-called key indicators
  a slump in sales caused by the economic crisis.                                      were established in accordance with the EMAS III regulation.

                                                                                       The gross value added was selected as the reference value
                          Sales* and employee development
                                                                   millions of euros   in order to compare environmental performance as the
   Employees
                                                                   600                 company grows over the years.
         2400
         2200
                                                                   500
         2000                                                                          Gross value added includes the total goods and services
         1800
         1600                                                      400                 produced at the market prices achieved – after deducting all
         1400                                                                          the intermediate consumption – and is therefore the value
         1200                                                      300
          100
                                                                                       that is added to the intermediate consumption by processing
          800                                                      200                 (Definition Federal Statistical Office 2009).
          600
          400                                                      100
          200
            0                                                      0                                           Gross value added*)
                     2008            2009       2010        2011                          millions of euros
                    Sales (millions of euros)                                             200
                    Employees
                                                                                          150

  Economic and ecological success do not have to contradict                               100
  each other. In contrast: Increasing sales, employee numbers
                                                                                            50
  and the expansion of the market presence provide additional
  opportunities to increase the sphere of influence of environ-                              0
  mental protection. The improved environmental performance                                          2008            2009           2010              2011
  is illustrated by the following diagrams.                                                         Gross value added (millions of euros)


                                                                                       *) A separate representation of sales and the gross value added
                                                                                         is not possible for the Waldkirch and Reute locations.




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Key indicators:

According to EMAS III, key indicators were established for the                          Absolute consumption has risen with the exception of the crisis
following areas: Energy, materials, water, waste, biological                            year in 2009. Environmental performance has improved with
diversity (sealed surface) and emissions.                                               regard to gross value added.


       Key indicators                                                                           2008            2009            2010              2011

                         Energy (mWh)                                                             17,833         17,591            18,381              18,472
                                                                                  Waldkirch       16,467         16,100            16,806              16,862
                                                                                     Reute         1,366          1,491             1,575               1,609
                                                                       Gas fraction (MWh)           8,171          8,201             8,577              8,009
                                                                                 Waldkirch          7,496          7,420             7,777              7,160
                                                                                     Reute            675            781               800                849
                                                                    Power fraction (MWh)            9,662          9,390             9,803             10,463
                                                                                Waldkirch           8,971          8,680             9,029              9,703
                                                                                    Reute             691            710               774                760
                         material (t)**)                                                                                                                3,523
                                                                                  Waldkirch             –*)             –*)              –*)            3,200
                                                                                     Reute              –*)             –*)              –*)              323
          input




                         Water (m3)                                                               29,902         27,836            27,887              29,406
                                                                                  Waldkirch       28,464         26,336            26,212              27,415
                                                                                     Reute         1,438          1,500             1,675               1,991
                         Waste (t)                                                                     559             409             531               603
                                                                        hazardous waste                 23              16              21                32
                                                                    non-hazardous waste                536             392             510               571
                         Sealed surface (m2)                                                                                                           28,113
                                                                                  Waldkirch             –*)             –*)              –*)           23,598
                                                                                     Reute              –*)             –*)              –*)            4,516
                         Co2 emissions (t)                                                          8,027          7,861             8,210              8,501
                                                                                  Waldkirch         7,432          7,230             7,534              7,823
                                                                                     Reute            595            631               676                879
          output




                         Gross value added (m)                                                       138          106.8             154.4              171.6

                         Energy (mWh/millions of euros)                                              129             165               119               108
                         Gas (mWh/millions of euros)                                                   59              77               56                47
                         Power (mWh/millions of euros)                                                 70              88               63                61
          input/output




                         material (t/millions of euros)                                                –   *)
                                                                                                                       –   *)
                                                                                                                                        –   *)
                                                                                                                                                          21
                         Water (m3/millions of euros)                                                217             261               181               171
                         Waste (t/millions of euros)                                                                                                       6

                         Sealed surfaces (m2/millions of euros)                                        –   *)
                                                                                                                       –   *)
                                                                                                                                        –   *)
                                                                                                                                                         164
                         Co2 emissions (t/millions of euros)                                           58              74               53                50
*)
      The figures were initially determined in 2011 as part of the EMAS introduction.

**)
      Note on calculating the material utilization:
      At SICK the material utilization corresponds to the quantity of products dispatched. With the exception of CNC production
      and glass optics, only prefabricated parts and modules are assembled. A calculation of the tonnage is only possible with an
      unreasonable cost/benefit ratio due to the multitude of parts that are stored in various units in the system.



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Power
With the exception of the crisis year of 2009, efficient pro-                      Power and gas consumption
cesses and good capacity utilization have allowed us to reduce   MWh/millions of euros
                                                                 180
the total annual power consumption with regard to the gross
                                                                 160
value added                                                      140
                                                                 120
                                                                 100
                                                                  80
                                                                  60
                                                                  40
                                                                  20
                                                                   0
                                                                          2008         2009          2010          2011
                                                                        Power consumption per gross value added (MWh/millions of euros)
                                                                        Gas consumption per gross value added (MWh/millions of euros)




Certified green power
Certified green power has been used at the Waldkirch plant
since 01/01/2012. Waldkirch accounts for approx 60%
of the SICK Group's total power requirement in Germany.

At least 90% of the power originates from regenerative energy
sources while a maximum of 10% is generated by a cogenera-
tion system. 17% of the national average power consumption
is generated from renewable energies. This will allow about
450 t CO2 emissions to be prevented every year in the future.




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Photovoltaics
                                                                                        Installed photovoltaics capacity
A total of 975 m² of photovoltaics were installed and operated         kWp
by external investors on SICK roofs in Reute and Waldkirch in           180
2011. SICK has provided a total area of 1375 m². An installed           160
                                                                        140
capacity of almost 170 kWP generates approx. 160,000 kWh
                                                                        120
of power on SICK AG roofs every year.                                   100
                                                                         80
                                                                         60
                                                                         40
                                                                         20
                                                                          0
                                                                                 2008            2009           2010         2011
                                                                              Waldkirch logistics capacity     Waldkirch component H capacity
                                                                              Reute RP and D capacity

Co2 emissions
This considers the CO2 emissions that are caused directly                                        CO2 emissions
                                                                       t/millions of euros
or indirectly by the energy consumed (power, gas).
                                                                       80
                                                                       70
A concept for the calculation and reduction of additional CO2          60
emissions for 2012, e.g. that are caused by business trips             50
(air/ rail) and logistics (indirect emissions), is in progress.        40
                                                                       30
                                                                       20
                                                                       10
                                                                         0
                                                                                2008            2009            2010          2011
                                                                              CO2 emissions per gross value added (t/millions of euros)


Solvent emissions
The long-term goal is to replace solvent-based paints and                                     Solvent emissions
                                                                         t
primers with water-based coating systems. While primers have
                                                                       5.0
already been partially replaced, the paints are currently still in     4.5
the qualification phase. The solvent emissions are below the           4.0
limit value of 5 t/annum for the paint shop and 1 t/annum              3.5
                                                                       3.0
for the glass optics area in accordance with the 31st Bundes-          2.5
immissionsschutzverordnung (Federal Control of Pollution               2.0
Regulation), i.e. no further measures would be necessary.              1.5
                                                                       1.0
                                                                       0.5
                                                                         0
                                                                                2008             2009            2010             2011
                                                                              Glass optics solvent           Paint shop solvent




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  Waste
  Waste is classified as hazardous (h) and non-hazardous (n.h.)                                                                                2011
  waste in accordance with the Abfallverzeichnisverordnung           Waste for recycling (t)                         Classification            603.0
  (Waste Catalog Ordinance).                                         Recyclable waste material                           n.h.                  153.5
                                                                     Paper/Cardboard packaging                           n.h.                  201.0
  Predominantly non-hazardous waste is generated.                    Waste wood                                          n.h.                   62.2
  Paper/cardboard packaging is the largest fraction of               Waste glass                                         n.h.                    2.0
  non-hazardous waste (33%).                                         Metals                                              n.h.                   86.3
                                                                                                       Aluminum          n.h.                   21.0
                                                                                                    Ferrous scrap        n.h.                   25.9
  Machining emulsions (cooling lubricants) are the largest
                                                                                                     Other metals        n.h.                    3.1
  fraction of hazardous waste at 59%.
                                                                                                         Alu chips       n.h.                   35.0
                                                                                                      Other chips        n.h.                    1.4
                                                                     Solder skimmings                              n.h.                          0.4
                                                                     Electronic scrap                              n.h.                         22.4
                                                                     Grease separator                              n.h.                         18.7
                                                                     Glass abrasive slurry                         n.h.                          4.4
                                                                                                  TOTAL non-hazardous                          570.8
  recycling rate                                                     Waste water ultrasonic washing system          h.                           2.6
                                                                     Paint and varnish waste                        h.                           0.2
  Fortunately the majority of the waste can now be recycled.
                                                                     Waste adhesive                                 h.                           0.7
  The recycling rate is currently 99.7%.
                                                                     Machining emulsions                            h.                          19.2
                                                                     Waste oil                                      h.                           0.2
                                                                     Solvent (halogen-free)                         h.                           5.3
       Recycling rate
                                                                     Aerosol cans                                   h.                           0.3
                                                                     Absorbents and filter material                 h.                           1.6
               3.2; 0.53 %
                                                                     Fluorescent tubes                              h.                           0.2
                                                                     Perchlorethylene                               h.                           2.0
                                                                                                        TOTAL hazardous                         32.1
                                                                     Waste for disposal (t)                                                      3.2
                                          Waste for recycling (t)
                                                                     Waste water cleaning system SMD               n.h.                          3.2
                                          Waste for disposal (t)
                                                                                                           TOTAL waste                         606.2
                                                                     Other waste for recycling
                                                                     Biowaste: Green waste (m³)                    n.h.                           102
                                                                     Electronic scrap: Monitors (units)             h.                             19
              603; 99.47 %                                           *) Waste is only generated in Waldkirch.




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Water
At SICK, fresh water is consumed by production and the
                                                                                           Water consumption
employees themselves (sanitary waste water). There is no          m3/millions of euros
individual main consumer. The fresh water consumption             300
was able to be further reduced with regard to the gross           250
value added.                                                      200
                                                                  150

                                                                  100

                                                                   50

                                                                    0
                                                                           2008          2009          2010          2011
                                                                         Water consumption per gross value added (m /millions of euros)
                                                                                                                     3




Soldering
Products have been developed in conformity with the RoHS                                           Soldering
                                                                   %
regulation and soldered without using lead since 2006.
                                                                  100
However, lead-free solder cannot currently be completely           90
removed as there are still components that cannot withstand        80
the higher temperatures of lead-free soldering.                    70
                                                                   60
The diagram shows the development of the share of lead-free        50
                                                                   40
and lead-containing soldering material. Overall, the share of      30
lead-free soldering material has increased from 68% (2010)         20
to 83% (2011).                                                     10
                                                                    0
                                                                                    2010                            2011
                                                                          Lead-free fraction     Lead-containing fraction




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  Environmental objectives
  Environmental objectives 2011

                                                   Environmental impact
                                                                                            Substitution of hazardous substances
                                          consumption CO2 emissions




                                                                                                                                   Environmental awareness -
                                                                      Resource protection




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Responsible person
                                                                                                                                   Communication
                                          Reduce energy




                                                                                                                                                                                                             Location
   No.      Environmental objective                                                                                                                                        Measures                                                                Achieved

                                                                                                                                                               Introduction of 6 pedelecs                    W/R          VO                       Achieved
   1     Promotion of environmentally
         compatible mobility                       C                                                                                      C
                                                                                                                                                               Introduction of 4 E-Smarts for
                                                                                                                                                                                                             W/R          VO                       Achieved
                                                                                                                                                               use in local traffic
         Compensation of CO2
                                                                                                                                                               Introduction of the Deutsche Post
   2     emissions when sending                    C                                                                                                                                                          W         CP/UM                      Achieved
                                                                                                                                                               Go-GREEN project
         letters and advertising
                                                                                                                                                               Introduction of an E-Learning course on     W/R          QM/HR                      Achieved
                                                                                                                                                               the issue of environmental protection, etc.
                                                                                                                                                               Environmental protection as part of the
         Improvement of internal                                                                                                                               introduction seminar for new                  W/R        QM/HR                      Achieved
   3     and external communication                                                                                                       C                    employees
         in environmental protection
                                                                                                                                                               Environmental brochure as a supplement
                                                                                                                                                                                                             W/R         COC                       Achieved
                                                                                                                                                               to the Annual Report 2011
                                                                                                                                                               Accession to the VDMA's                       W/R          VO                       Achieved
                                                                                                                                                               "Blue Competence" sustainability initiative
         Reduce energy consumption
   4     from existing modular                     C                                                                                                           Improvement by using roof insulation           W          FM                        Achieved
         buildings
         Reduction of packaging
                                                                                                                                                               Conversion of 5 additional suppliers
   5     material in the receiving                 C                       C                                                                                                                                  W           LO                       Achieved
                                                                                                                                                               to circulation containers
         area

         Reduction of the freight                                                                                                                              Optimization of the freight volume
   6                                               C                                                                                                                                                          W           LO                       Achieved
         volume                                                                                                                                                for shipments to Australia and China


         Substitution of solvent-based                                                                                                                                                                                                             Partially achieved
                                                                                                                                                               Start qualification for the color blue
   7     paints with low-solvent                                                                         C                                                                                                    W          CUT                       —> Quali cation
         paints and hydro paints                                                                                                                                                                                                                   continued in 2012

                                                                                                                                                               Implementation of ISO 50001                                                         in the timetable
         Introduction of an energy
   8                                               C                                                                                      C                    requirements, project start                   W/R         UM                        —> Continued in
         management system
                                                                                                                                                               October 2011                                                                        2012

   Legend
   W     SICK AG, Waldkirch   R      SICK AG, Reute



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Environmental objectives 2012 – 2014
                                                           Environmental impact




                                                                                           hazardous substances
                                                        energy consumption/




                                                                                                                                                                          Responsible person
                                                                                           Substitution of
                                                        CO2 emissions


                                                                              protection
                                                                              Resource
                                                        Reduced




                                                                                                                                                             Location




                                                                                                                                                                                               2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                             2014
  No.               Environmental objective                                                                                      Measures
           Substitution of cleaning agent                                                                         Procurement of a new cleaning
    1      perchlorethylene for component                                                         C               system - substitution with modified         R           CUT                         C      C
           degreasing                                                                                             alcohols
                                                                                                                  Consideration of optimal dimensioning
           Reduced energy consumption
    2                                                          C                                                  and energy recovery as part of              R           CUT                         C      C
           in component degreasing
                                                                                                                  new procurement
                                                                                                                  Qualification of the color blue                         CUT                  C
                                                                                                                  Reduce solvent emissions by 900 kg
           Substitution of solvent-based                                                                          by introducing the color blue                           CUT                         C      C
    3      paints with low-solvent paints                                                         C               as hydro paint                              W
           and hydro paints
                                                                                                                  Qualification of other standard colors
                                                                                                                  (potential to reduce the solvent                        CUT                         C      C
                                                                                                                  emissions: 500 kg)
                                                                                                                  Procurement of a briquette press for
    4      Reduced consumption of emulsions                    C                 C                                                                            R         CUEng.                        C      C
                                                                                                                  aluminum chips
           Reduced energy consumption                                                                             Energy optimization as part of the
    5                                                          C                                                                                              R           CUT                         C      C
           in paint drying                                                                                        New purchase of a paint dryer
                                                                                                                  Use of lead-free solder in
                                                                                                                  production                                            CUE/DIV                C      C      C
           Reduction of the lead fraction in our
    6                                                                                             C                                                           W
           products                                                                                               Qualification of components for
                                                                                                                                                                        CUE/DIV                C      C      C
                                                                                                                  lead-free soldering
           Introduction of an energy management                                                                   Implementation of ISO 50001
    7                                                          C                                                                                             W/R        UM /FM                 C
           system                                                                                                 requirements
                                                                                                                  Integrated assessment of all
           Preparation of a climate protection
    8                                                          C                                                  CO2 emissions and opportunity              W/R        UM/VO                  C
           strategy to reduce CO2 emissions
                                                                                                                  for reduction
           Implementation of energy optimization                                                                  New building in Waldkirch C-Nord            W           FM                                 C
    8a                                                         C
           for new buildings from 2012                                                                            New building in Reute                       R           FM                          C      C
           Improvement of the energy balance                                                                      Roof greening for all new modular
    8b                                                         C                                                                                             W/R          FM                   C      C      C
           for all new modular buildings                                                                          buildings
                                                                                                                  Power generation from regenerative
                                                               C                                                  energy sources at the Waldkirch location    W           CP                   C
           Reduction of CO2 emissions                                                                             Red. CO2 emissions by 6,000 t
    8c
           caused by power consumption                                                                            Power generation from regenerative
                                                                                                                  energy sources at the Reute location        R           CP                          C
                                                               C
                                                                                                                  Red. CO2 emissions by 480 t                 R           CP                                 C
                                                                                                                  Establishment of monetary
   8d      Introduction of a Green Car policy                  C                                                  incentives to purchase fuel-efficient      W/R        UM/HR                  C
                                                                                                                  vehicles
           Introduction of hazardous substance                                                                    Target-Actual comparison,
   9                                                                                              C                                                          W/R          UM                   C      C
           management                                                                                             project-based implementation

 Legend
 W       SICK AG, Waldkirch        R   SICK AG, Reute




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Portrait

SiCK vertriebs-GmbH:
Düsseldorf distribution center
40549 Düsseldorf, Willstätterstraße 30

Employees 2011:
278


Site description
The distribution center is located in the industrial estate in
the district of Heerdt in Düsseldorf. Three stories of an office
building with a total area of 4.500 m2 have been leased.


Processes:
• Marketing
• Sales
• Service and support




Sales engineers act as local competent contact partners for our
customers. Industry specialists offer their application know-how
in their field of expertise, while application specialists advise on
solutions to their application.




Field service and support ensure the availability of your
machines and systems.

A 40 person service team is part of the international
service and provides integrated support for your system:
This prevents downtimes and optimizes processes.




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Environmental aspects




                                                                 Energy consumption
                                                                 Co2 emissions



                                                                                      protection
                                                                                      resource
 Environmental aspect                    Environmental impact                                      Environmental relevance

 Direct environmental aspects

 Administration                          Paper consumption                               C                           C

 Heating                                 CO2 emissions                C                                              C

 Power                                   CO2 emissions                C                                              C

 Water consumption                       Water                                           C                           C

 indirect environmental aspects

 Business trips                          CO2 emissions                C                                              a


                                                                                                           legend
                                                                                                      High environmental
                                                                                            a
                                                                                                      relevance
                                                                                                      medium environmental
                                                                                            B
                                                                                                      relevance
                                                                                                      low environmental
                                                                                            C
The main environmental impact of SICK Vertriebs-GmbH is                                               relevance
not caused at the location itself (purely an office location),
but by CO2 emissions resulting from business trips (indirect
environmental aspects). Business trips are generally traveled
by car, rail or air.

The environmental objectives are derived from the main
environmental aspects in order to minimize the environmental
impacts.




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Environmental figures – Environmental performance

     Key indicators                                                                            2008              2009              2010                 2011

                              Energy (mWh)                                                            499               415               322                    337
                                                                       Gas fraction (MWh)             316               238               146                    145
                                                                     Power fraction (MWh)             183               177               176                    192
       input




                               Water (m3)                                                             980               919               685                   701
                               Waste (t)                                                                 9                13                12                    13
                               Co2 emissions (t)                                                      189               167               145                   156
       output




                               Gross value added (millions of euros)                                   31                23                28                     36

                               Energy (mWh/millions of euros)                                          16                 18                11                       9
       input/output




                               Gas (mWh/millions of euros)                                             10                 10                  5                      4
                               Power (mWh/millions of euros)                                             6                 8                  6                      5
                               Water (m3/millions of euros)                                            31                 39                24                    19
                               Waste (t/millions of euros)                                             0.3               0.6               0.4                    0.4
                               Co2 emissions (t/millions of euros)                                       6                 7                  5                      4


note:
According to EMAS III, it is possible to leave out certain key indicators if they do not have any environmental relevance. For SICK
Vertriebs GmbH, as a pure distribution location without any production areas in the leased rooms, neither material efficiency nor
area utilization (biological diversity) is of any significance. These two figures have not been determined for this reason.




Waste
                                                                                                                                                          2011
SICK Vertriebs-GmbH leases a part of a building and shares                             Waste for recycling (t)                   Classification
the waste containers for paper and recyclable waste material
with other tenants. The disposal costs are apportioned on an                           recyclable waste material               non-hazardous               7.7*)
annual basis. Quantities are therefore not able to be recorded
                                                                                       Paper                                   non-hazardous               3.8*)
separately.
                                                                                       Old files                               non-hazardous                  11
Old files are disposed of separately for reasons of data protec-                                                               total non-hazardous 22.5
tion, as well as electronic scrap that originates from the return                      Electronic scrap                          hazardous                       2
of devices or components from the service and repair area.
                                                                                                                                      total hazardous 2.0
                                                                                                                                         total waste 24.5
The recycling rate is currently 100%.
                                                                                      *) Calculation of the waste quantity from the allocated disposal costs
                                                                                         (landlord's annual statement)




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Energy consumption
The occupation of the new building with a better energy stan-                          Power and gas consumption
                                                                   MWh/millions of euros
dards has resulted in reduced energy consumption since 2010.       20
The use of a water-fed ceiling cooling system means that an air-   18
conditioning system is no longer required to cool the building.    16
                                                                   14
                                                                   12
                                                                   10
                                                                    8
                                                                    6
                                                                    4
                                                                    2
                                                                    0
                                                                           2008           2009        2010          2011
                                                                         Power consumption per gross value added (MWh/millions of euros)
                                                                         Gas consumption per gross value added (MWh/millions of euros)




Emissions

Location                                                                                    CO2 emissions
                                                                    t/millions of euros
The CO2 emissions generated on location have also reduced by        8
the same extent.
                                                                    6

                                                                    4

                                                                    2
                                                                    0
                                                                           2008            2009           2010             2011
                                                                         CO2 emissions per gross value added (t/millions of euros)



Business trips
The majority of the CO2 emissions are generated by car busi-                        Kilometers traveled per invoiced
                                                                   km                    customer service hour
ness trips to visit customers.
                                                                   18
The figure "kilometers traveled per service hour" is set as the
                                                                   16
indicator for the emissions generated by these business trips.
                                                                   14
The target value of 16 km per service hour has been complied
                                                                   12
with since 2010.
                                                                   10
                                                                    8
                                                                    6
                                                                    4
                                                                    2
                                                                    0
                                                                           2008             2009             2010            2011
                                                                          Kilometers traveled per invoiced customer service
                                                                          hour
                                                                          Target value




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  Water consumption
  Water consumption was able to be further reduced with regard
                                                                                        Water consumption
  to gross value added.                                          m3/millions of euros
                                                                 45
                                                                 40
                                                                 35
                                                                 30
                                                                 25
                                                                 20
                                                                 15
                                                                 10
                                                                  5
                                                                  0
                                                                         2008           2009        2010          2011
                                                                       Water consumption per gross value added (m3/millions of euros)




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Environmental objectives

Environmental objectives 2011
                                            Environmental impact
                                             Energy consumption
                                             CO2 emissions



                                                                  protection
                                                                  Resource
                                             Reduced




  No.             Environmental objective                                                 Measures                               Objective achieved
             Service: Reduction of fuel                                                                               Result: 2011:
             consumption and kilometers                                        Optimum route planning                 15.2 km/working hour
   1         traveled per working hour              C                          Use of navigation as standard
             to 16 km/working hour                                                                                    Objective achieved

                                                                                                                      Paper consumption was reduced by
             Reduction of paper                                                Dispatch of standard offers by
   2                                                                                                                  14% compared to the previous year
             consumption by 5%                                       C         e-mail
                                                                                                                      Objective achieved
             Recycling of printer
                                                                               Separate collection and return
   3         cartridges and toner                                                                                     Objective achieved
                                                                     C         to suppliers
             cartridges

             Reduced use of packaging                                          Recycling of incoming packaging
   4                                                                                                                  Objective achieved
             material                                                C         for internal Sick dispatches

                                                                               Use of motion detectors in WCs         Result:
             Reduced power consumption
   5                                                                           and stairwells                         2010: 616.6 kWh/employee
             per employee
                                                                               Automatic switching-off of copiers     2011: 614.6 kWh/employee
                                                    C                          via timer
                                                                                                                      Reduction of 0.32% compared to 2010
                                                                                                                      Objective achieved




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  Environmental objectives 2012 – 2014


                                                    Reduced energy consumption




                                                                                                                                        2012


                                                                                                                                                   2013


                                                                                                                                                               2014
       No.             Environmental objective                                                             Measures
                                                    CO2 emissions




                                                                                 protection
                                                                                 Resource




             Introduction of an energy management                                             Implementation of requirements acc.
       1     system                                          C                                                                            C
                                                                                              to ISO 50001
                                                                                              Establishment of monetary incentives
       2     Introduction of a Green Car policy              C                                when purchasing fuel-efficient              C
                                                                                              vehicles

       3     Recycling of printer cartridges and                                              Separate collection and forwarding to
             toner cartridges                                                       C         recycling company                           C          C          C

       4     Reduced use of packaging material                                      C         Recycling of incoming packaging             C          C          C

                                                                                              Reduction of the number of test reports
                                                                                                                                          C
                                                                                              sent to customers in paper form
             Reduce paper consumption in the
       5     service area by 25%                                                    C         Use of electronic signatures
             compared to 2010                                                                                                             C
                                                                                              Application planning with the
                                                                                              international service tool IST              C

             Reduction of CO2 emissions                                                       Power generation from regenerative
       6     caused by power consumption                    C                                 energy sources                                         C




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                       SiCK aG
                       Erwin-Sick-Strasse 1
                       79183 Waldkirch
                       Germany
                       Tel. +49 7681 202-52 82
                       Fax +49 7681 202-32 00
                       www.sick.com




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