Awareness of the environment and nature
In accordance with our environmental guidelines, we continuously invest in the development of resource-saving products and are involved in numerous environmental initiatives.
ESTA eco+ is our newest flagship in energy efficiency. Thanks to modern control and sensor technology. Our eco+ extraction systems save up to 50 % electricity versus installations with a conventional control unit. In addition, many of our extraction systems are equipped with highly efficient EC fans as standard. The controllable system operation saves energy costs and thus conserves resources. “Clean it instead of throwing it away” is another motto of our product politics: The integrated filter media are mostly cleanable and long lives thanks to the high processing quality. We are also in the position to fit many of our extraction systems with an integrated heat recovery system in order to increase resource efficiency at our customers. As a member of the Blue Competence-Initiative of the VDMA we also underline our commitment for energy-efficiency issues.
As a member of Plattform Umwelttechnik e. V. or the air pollution control initiative ClustAir, we further underline our commitment to energy efficiency issues. This is also evident from the fact that ESTA fulfils all the requirements of the environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015.
We also take ecological responsibility for ourselves. The ESTA sales and assembly centre uses state-of-the-art technologies, including heat pumps and photovoltaic systems. In 2007 we received the “German Solar Prize” for this. Our employees also cultivate a conscious approach to using natural resources and materials. Among other things, the ESTA Guidelines also define regulations for waste reduction and avoidance.
The promotion of young talent was already a high priority for company founder Günter Kulitz in the early 1970s. With a training quota of 20 % and a hiring rate of over 80 %, training work is still the "DNA" of ESTA today.
In addition to our training work, we are involved as a practical partner for school, study or research projects in schools, colleges and universities. Since 2011, we have been active as an educational partner of the Städtische Wirtschaftsschule Senden ( WiSS ). Under the slogan "ESTA & WiSS - a cooperation with bite" there is a wide range of commitments, such as internships, career days, job application training or participation in the nationwide Girls' Day,
where the intention is to introduce girls to scientific professions. The aim of the cooperation is to sustain the "school - business" dialogue over the long term and to offer young people practical support in their career orientation.
In addition, we have already worked with mechanical engineering students from the Ulm University of Applied Sciences and the University of Duisburg-Essen on innovative solutions for some of our development projects, and have designed marketing campaigns with students from the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences.
Good neighbourly relations
Founded in Ulm with company headquarters in Senden, ESTA is deeply rooted in the region. The company fulfills its social responsibility in various ways, e.g. by cultivating an "inclusive" neighborhood.
The stage is set for the second time for four ESTA trainees and 15 workshop employees. Since the beginning of the year, they have been diligently rehearsing for the joint theatre project under the professional direction of a drama teacher several times a month - during working hours, of course. The first rehearsal units have already been completed. The group has already become more familiar with each other from warm-up and introductory games. Everyone has one goal in mind: a joint performance at the summer festival of the Donau-Iller workshops.
The theatre also fits perfectly into the ESTA training concept. It combines and promotes important social and cognitive skills and abilities to help people find their way around in society and the world of work. Through the joint rehearsals, it is intended that all participants should understand their "otherness" not as a flaw, but as versatility, and learn that it is enriching to be "different together".