The history of Schur began in 1846 when Johan Wilhelm Schur established his small lithographic workshop in Horsens. Almost 170 years later - still owned by the family with the sixth generation about to join the management. This would not have been possible if we had not taken responsibility for the world in which we live and treated the people connected with the business with respect, honesty and loyalty. Wars, recessions and early deaths in the family were the conditions. However, the employees supported the business as did close customers and suppliers.
Today's global marketplace raises new demands and poses ever growing challenges. However, our focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contributes to ensuring that we will be able to hand over a financially sound and strong business to the next generation in a safe and sustainable society and environment.
Schur's CSR strategy and efforts are closely connected to the company's values and are based on recognised international principles.
Since our first CRS report in 2009 we have had special focus on the areas energy, waste, absence due to illness and accidents. As an overall framework of our continued CSR work, we intend to sign and commit ourselves to the international guidelines for corporate social responsibility, the UN Global Compact, in 2015. Our initiatives are therefore based on the 10 principles which constitute the core of the UN Global Compact. Under the headlines Human Rights, Employee Rights, Environment and Anti-corruption we describe our current status and how the principles are put into practice.
The CSR section on schur.com elaborates on and supplements the statutory report on social responsibility, cf. section 99a of the Danish Financial Statements Act in the Annual Report.