from our CEO


Dear reader,

I am thrilled to present our sustainability performance in 2022, which represents a significant milestone in our sustainability journey. Bystronic has made tremendous progress on all our initiatives through fully operationalizing and integrating ESG into every facet of our organization.

“We are passionate about creating an impact for a sustainable future with sheet metal and beyond.”

Alex Waser

Our commitment has always been to make a meaningful impact on our company, customers, the environment and our ecosystem. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have identified key material topics to guide our sustainability initiatives. As part of our ongoing commitment to accelerate impact, we have identified five ambitious sustainability targets (baseline 2021): 

  • Emissions reduction: By 2030, we commit to reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42 and Scope 3 by 25% respectively, in line with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
  • Waste reduction: By 2030, we aim to decrease waste by 20%. 
  • Gender diversity: We will increase the proportion of women in management to 25% by 2030.
  • Health and safety: Achieve industry leading health and safety performance by 2030 (TRI ≤ 0.8).

Sustainability serves as a catalyst for change within our organization and industry. Building on our history of innovation, we are dedicated to forging a sustainable future with sheet metal and beyond. Our focus lies in advancing low-carbon technologies, understanding that this benefits not only us and our customers but also society at large. Our objective is to propel our industry towards zero carbon emissions. We actively seek innovative ideas both internally and externally, collaborating with progressive startups to maintain our position at the forefront of sustainability. 
At Bystronic, we are intensifying our efforts to enhance energy and resource efficiency, which is vital in mitigating the escalating energy costs. We are exploring options such as using less energy-intensive materials and designing solutions for extended service lives with reduced energy consumption. In addition, as an innovation pioneer, we are seeing massive opportunities to avoid emissions at our customers, for instance through optimized nesting. 
Our global workforce is central to our sustainability initiatives. Sustainability is not just a strategy but an intrinsic motivation shared by all of us. We take pride in the initiatives proposed and implemented by our employees, each contributing to improving sustainability for Bystronic, our customers, and the entire industry. 
These targets reaffirm our dedication to sustainability, and we are eager to embark on this journey towards a more sustainable future together.

Alex Waser