This protection of the environment is a cornerstone of Hermes' commercial policy and a key component of our corporate responsibility. As early as the 1990s, Hermes introduced uniform standards and processes across the whole of the group in order to assure the high standard of environmental protection.
The compliance with national and international laws and regulations is one of the most important principles of Hermes' environmental policy.
Hermes was consequently the first European abrasives factory to pass examination on the basis of voluntary certification, being certified as long ago as 1995. In 2002, the system was expanded to include occupational health and safety and Hermes quality management to form an integrated management system which is applicable all over the world..