IHSE, the Lake Constance-based developer and manufacturer of high-end KVM solutions for extending and switching computer signals, received ISO certifications 9001:2015 and 14001:2015. In addition to confirming a functioning quality management system, IHSE thus earned the distinction for high customer satisfaction, adherence to delivery dates and supplier quality.
Energy efficiency and CO2 savings
The ISO 14001 standard confirms IHSE’s target-oriented environmental management, which exceeds the specified criteria in an outstanding manner. For example, IHSE’s new building features the full range of environmentally friendly measures from energy-saving insulation, heating with heat exchangers and supporting concrete core temperature control to energy-efficient LED lighting. There is a large-scale photovoltaic system on the roof of the building, which covers a large part of the energy requirements.
All company cars are being completely converted to electric and hybrid drive. For the newer company cars, the switch to environmentally friendly electric vehicles has already taken place. The same principle will be followed for all new purchases, so that the company fleet will be completely CO2-neutral in the future. The option of charging e-cars free of charge via the existing charging stations and leasing pedelecs via the company will additionally motivate employees to switch to e-mobility alternatives.
Further milestones in terms of sustainability are already being planned, including paperless production and a consistent switch to an ecological packaging concept that includes cardboard packaging from suppliers.
IHSE creates paradise for flora and fauna on company property
In the course of the new construction, IHSE built a unique biotope on the company’s property at the beginning of 2019, including two natural ponds fed by rain and thaw water. The entire flora is composed of autochthonous plants – while completely avoiding the usual exotic plants that do not ideally suit the local ecosystem. This means that environmentally harmful fertilizers, pesticides and other plant protection products can be dispensed with. Above all, the animal world also benefits from this: various dragonfly species, frogs and even newts have already settled in and feel completely at home in the IHSE biotope.
An insect hotel as a nesting aid for wild bees, which are considered endangered, and five honey bee hives support the ecological balance with the nice side effect that honey will soon be produced on IHSE property in addition to high-tech.
IHSE also has its eye on environmental protection beyond Lake Constance: The company supports the reintroduction of the northern bald ibis in Europe by sponsoring the male bird Drako in the Salzburger Land.
We are very proud of this award. TÜV SÜD confirmed a new benchmark for our environmental and quality management system – an ‘A plus with a star’, so to speak. We are happy to take on this pioneering role and are working to expand our sustainability concept even further.
Dr. Enno Littmann