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 CSR 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 committed 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.
In 2017, Schur has started implementing the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The first step was the adoption of the Sustainable Schur Policy.
These years, Schur is conducting analysis of the work with respecting human rights, including labor rights and global principles for environmental sustainability and anti-corruption in all our companies. Schur’s orderliness and responsible conduct should encompass all stakeholders; employees, customers, suppliers, other business partners and consumers. You can get more information about our CSR work and give comments, input or questions to our initiatives for human rights, anti-corruption and the environment by writing to:
. This also applies if you as a stakeholder should experience or suspect that Schur does not show responsibility in these areas.