Corporate responsibility

Actively shaping the future

Actively shaping the future

We stand for mutually beneficial, sustainable solutions.

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We acknowledge our social responsibility and make our contribution to sustainable development. Our involvement in the economy, ecology and social affairs is underpinned by our values and our culture.



Our goal: reducing energy consumption

We regard research and development as crucial. Countless patents are testament to our desire to innovate.

We have created many products and solutions over the last 90 years. All help the user to use energy efficiently, to save space, costs, and time and to use new processes and materials. From an early stage we chose to pursue regenerative energies and pioneering technologies and to implement them in new products and solutions.

Environmental management

Environmental management  

Our goal: environmentally friendly production

A careful, conscientious approach to using resources informs all that we do.

We use rainwater wherever we can. We use geothermal energy and heat recovery to heat our buildings. We generate solar energy for our manufacturing halls with photovoltaic systems. Our careful use of compressed air in machine building, lead-free manufacture and recycling of materials lessen our environmental impact.


Responsibility for family and society  

Responsibility for family and society

We acknowledge our social responsibility by enabling sound, self-financed growth of our company and thereby creating safe jobs.

In projects such as the Aubikom project, we focus on furnishing disadvantaged young people and migrants with the necessary skills for education and training. We provide support for education and training for young people at an early stage. We enable our employees to pursue lifelong learning with our extensive development program and offer family-friendly working models.

We are also involved in the community beyond the factory gates. We support charitable initiatives and promote art, culture, and sport through sponsoring.

Commitment from conviction

Global Compact logo  

Commitment to social responsibility

Our Code of Conduct provides the central guidelines for our everyday operations. In addition, we have voluntarily affiliated ourselves with major initiatives which support responsible engagement with people and the environment.

United Nations Global Compact

Since 2005, we have participated in the Global Compact initiative of the United Nations with the aim of shaping globalization socially and ecologically.

ZVEI – Code of Conduct

The Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) has recommended an industry-wide code of conduct regarding social responsibility, good working conditions as well as social and environmental compatibility. We support these measures.


Description Language Updated
The PHOENIX CONTACT Group Code of Conduct [E-Paper] English 17.03.2020
ZVEI – Code of Conduct [PDF, 1.44 MB]
Code of conduct for corporate responsibility
English 03.07.2018
Global Compact Report 2018 [PDF, 0.92 MB]
Annual report on Corporate Responsibility at Phoenix Contact
English 02.09.2019
Conflict resources [PDF, 3.4 MB]
Phoenix Contact Executive Board statement
English 01.09.2015

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Angela Josephs

Angela Josephs

Senior Director Public Affairs