If you want to grow and move forward, you must set goals and compete against others. Which is why we seek certification and take part in competitions.
Schöck was named "Architect's Darling" in Gold in the category of "Balconies and terraces". This award is presented every year by construction network specialists Heinze. Winners of the coveted award were determined through a nationwide survey of architects in 2015 – chosen by the key decision makers in construction. A total of around 1,800 architects and planners were interviewed on more than 200 manufacturers and brands in the construction industry.
In 2013, Schöck ranked second for the Ludwig Erhard Prize in the category of "SMEs" in recognition of its overall business excellence approach tailored to the model developed by the "European Foundation for Quality Management" (EFQM). Patron of this German prize for business excellence is the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. Schöck had already earned the recognition of the competition's jury back in 2009 and 2011. In 2009, the quality of Schöck as a company was "Recognised for Excellence", while the next award in 2011 recognised our overall approach to business excellence.
When the prizes were being given for "Produktinnovation Praxis Altbau", Schöck scooped an award for its system solution for energy-efficient balcony connections in old buildings. The award was won for the innovative solution for retrofitting balconies. The competition was organised by Bundesarbeitskreis Altbauerneuerung e.V. (BAKA), Messe München GmbH and DOCUgroup with Federal Minister Tiefensee acting as patron. The awards were presented at Bau 2009.
Schöck ranks among the 100 most innovative companies in Germany's SME landscape. As one of the award winners in the "Top 100" innovation competition, Schöck was praised for its exemplary innovation management, its inspiring and innovation-friendly top management, and its fruitful innovation climate. The jury's opinion of the "Top 100" companies: "They adopt a more consistent and professional approach to achieving their innovation targets compared to the average SME. That makes them more successful. They grasp innovation as a fundamental corporate goal that transcends all areas of the company."
TOP JOB is a seal of quality, certifying that the HR efforts of Schöck are outstanding in the German SME landscape. Each year, the University of St. Gallen uses benchmarking to determine the 100 best employers, who are then awarded the coveted TOP JOB seal of quality, just like Schöck.
The sustainability of a building can be measured by calculating the environmental performance of each element. Environmental Product Declarations – EPD for short – provide the data on which the ecological building assessments are based. The EPD contains details about the environmental performance of the construction product – from production through to disposal. For Schöck Isokorb® XT/T type K an EPD environmental product declaration is available for architects and engineers. It was issued by Institut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU).
The aim of ISO 50001 is to continuously improve the energy footprint of companies and organisations, to optimise their energy efficiency and energy utilisation, and to reduce costs. Schöck has developed an environmental strategy that applies throughout the group and which describes the company's commitment to responsible energy management and to optimising the energy efficiency of the company's plants and systems. An energy management system has been put in place and certified in accordance with ISO 50001.
Schöck consciously invests in health and safety at work. Top priority is given to preventing injuries and illnesses. A health and safety management system is in place with the aim of preventing work-related injuries and illnesses, and generally protecting the health of the staff in the workplace. Regulations are defined in various guidelines and standards that have been certified in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001.
Schöck adopts an overall approach to environmental protection, with an environmental strategy aimed at reducing emissions, waste and wastewater, and specific efforts to promote environmentally conscious behaviour among the staff. Environmental aspects – the conscious use of materials, consumables and production processes – are considered as early as the product development phase. The company never loses sight of the issue of environmental compatibility throughout a product's entire life cycle, right up to and including the use of the products. The environment management system at Schöck has been certified in accordance with ISO 14001.
European ISO 9001 certification confirms the superb quality of Schöck products and services. The entire organisational structure and workflows throughout the company were documented and examined to ensure the superb quality of all products, processes and services. The aim was to make all processes reproducible, traceable and measurable. The uppermost aim of validating all processes in house and externally was to significantly raise the satisfaction of our customers, partners and staff.