The waste heat from the integration and assembly building is being used to heat the company‘s premises at Innovationsstrasse. The photovoltaic system installed in 2014, is highly effective and is now operating at a capacity of 115.3 kWp. An in-house interdepartmental energy team has been implemented to explore additional savings potential in the area of energy consumption.
Frequentis has created an open culture, in which ideas and suggestions are recognised and valued by everyone. A continuous improvement process and active suggestion system are essential components of a functioning quality management system.
The “FREQUENTIS IDEAS” platform has been up and running since 2014: Frequentis employees are asked to proactively generate ideas for improvement, i.e. ideas which could be profitable for the company in the broadest sense or with which existing resources could be used more wisely. This also includes improvements to workflows. Around 10 ideas are introduced per month.
Together with the contributor of the idea, they are evaluated in more detail and processed transparently with a view to potential implementation. One example is “The Launcher,” a tool for the pre-configuration of Frequentis’ information systems (JIRA, JAMA, SAP, DMS, etc.) when creating a specific project in the Frequentis IT landscape. Valuable working time can be saved as a result. The tool was implemented in 2017.
In conjunction with efficient use of resources, Frequentis makes a sustained effort to reduce the use of resources within the company and the use of dangerous materials in production. An annual HSE audit evaluates the measures implemented and recommends new initiatives.
Environmental protection has a significant role throughout the entire value chain, from the selection of materials, through processing to recyclability. Particular attention is paid to reduction of hazardous materials in production.
Power consumption is another important indicator. Over the past few years, Frequentis has succeeded in significantly reducing or maintaining consumption at the same level, thanks to a range of measures, such as free cooling and the use of water pumps and solar facilities.
Frequentis’ contribution to the conservation of resources and sustainability includes the fact that its products and solutions are operated by customers for many years, often decades. In addition, Frequentis provides extensive service and maintenance programmes, such as lifecycle management to support this long service life. Customers can select various service levels, while service teams are available around the clock worldwide.