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Meeting the highest standards


Safety for people and the environment is an integral part of our values and our actions. That is why external experts certify the high standards we set ourselves, which are derived from our corporate principles.

These include the environmental management standard ISO 14001, energy management in accordance with ISO 50001 and quality management, as well as occupational safety and health.


More about our values 

Environment (DIN EN ISO 14001)

To us, this means:

  • To promote the environmental awareness of our employees and contractors in their daily work and to push their commitment to the "Etzel cavern facility habitat".
  • To conduct a public dialogue on environmental protection issues with our environment and to share experiences with others
  • To comply with and apply environmental laws and regulations as a matter of course
  • To consider environmental impacts already during the planning and construction of facilities and to reduce harmful emissions and waste quantities during operation in order to conserve resources sustainably
  • To regularly review our environmental performance in order to achieve continuous improvements.

Energy (DIN EN ISO 50001)

To us, this means:

  • Comply with energy laws and regulations and apply appropriate standards.
  • Monitor and develop the efficient use of energy-consuming equipment.
  • Encourage the purchase of energy-efficient products and services.
  • To carry out appropriate reviews and evaluations, and above all to provide incentives and thus make better use of the technical know-how of our employees, in order to reduce and optimize our energy use.

Health (DIN EN ISO 45001)

To us, this means:

  • To promote the competence and commitment of employees to cooperate in the implementation of the health and safety principles through regular training courses
  • Identify and prevent or mitigate health risks associated with company activities that pose a potential hazard to employees, contractors or the public
  • Conduct medical examinations to ensure that employees can perform their jobs without undue risks
  • Provide health promotion programs to improve employee well-being, productivity and personal safety
  • Conduct appropriate risk analyses of business activities to identify optimization and initiate improvements

Safety (DIN EN ISO 45001)

To us, this means:

  • Provide a safe working environment for all employees and contractors through appropriately designed operating equipment
  • To comply with all applicable laws and, in the absence of such regulations, to act in accordance with appropriate standards
  • To continuously review and develop the safety and environmental performance of the facilities
  • Protect the facilities from unauthorized interference as much as possible and minimize the consequences of unauthorized interference
  • To regularly review the operating equipment and procedures in order to derive measures for the further development of the STORAG ETZEL standards.

Quality (DIN EN ISO 9001)

To us, this means:

  • Identify customer requirements and ensure awareness of them in our organization
  • To consistently apply and enforce legal principles and uphold the principle of equality in our company
  • To present our operations and activities to the public through comprehensive public relations activities
  • To define and regularly review our business processes
  • To maintain an open communication style, promote teamwork, and achieve optimal results through the use of all information, skills, and work resources
  • To establish a continuous improvement process through regular reviews and evaluations of the effectiveness of the management system and its processes.