Our vision for the future and our claim
In the year 2030, we will be a major stakeholder, shaping the region and ensuring greater quality of life.
We are partners for our members
We are in dialogue with our members, and know their requirements and needs. We act cost-consciously, in order to keep the fee contributions of our members within reasonable limits, and utilise these fees efficiently in pursuit of the aims of the company. We utilise further financing options such as subsidies in order to finance our Projects.
We perform our statutory tasks using modern plant technology
In the interests of integrated water management, we operate proactively utilising cutting-edge technologies. We develop strategies as a response to climate change, and have solutions for the wide range of water management challenges. We use regenerative energies and exploit the potential from wastewater, with the aim of optimising energy utilisation and costs.
We provide innovative services out of social responsibility
for the entire region, e.g. urban development, ecology and education projects. Together with our core business, this allows us to generate added value and improved quality of life for the population, ensuring sustainable regional development.
We are a flexible, fast and capable organisation with efficient structures and processes, competent employees and strong subsidiaries
We set ourselves apart through our strong internal networking and constructive collaboration. We continuously work to improve our organisation. In order to fulfil our social responsibility towards our employees and to ensure their productivity in future, we operate a comprehensive health Management system.
We employees work in a reliable and family-friendly environment, and identify with the aims of the company.
For us, sustainable development means:
We want to meet the needs of both current and future generations. The focus of our public services is on wastewater disposal, flood risk management, stormwater management, improving the ecological condition of bodies of water, and waterbody maintenance. As the background to this, we always have an eye on maintaining our natural environment and nature as an end in itself.
It is important for us that we can contribute to an economically productive, socially balanced and ecologically positive development. This is demonstrated by the conversion of the Seseke and Emscher system. This will result in all of these waterways being wastewater-free by 2021, has remained affordable, provides ecological benefits, can be experienced in many locations from riverbank paths, and is publicly recognised. Our facilities improve the quality of life in the Emscher-Lippe region – with effective technology and acceptable operating costs. The work of our employees and resource preservation are efficiently supported with new technologies.
Sustainability is a central principle of how we perceive our duties, an established component of our integrated management system, and the touchstone for our decisions. The fields of sustainable development activity that are essential for our associations are determined by us together with our members and employees. We achieve this through our regular member and employee surveys, and involve our committees. When developing objectives and implementing measures, we rely on interdisciplinary and cross-institution communication and collaboration. Through the regular analysis of target achievement, we are able to identify successes and failures, investigate causes, and improve ourselves. The decisive factor for us here is that we make what we have achieved visible for everyone, appreciate our achievements, and thus generate motivation for further steps into the future. The associations want to lead the way with good examples.