The importance of sustainability for Beyond Gravity.
Global crises such as the climate crisis, the Covid-19 crisis or the war in Ukraine and the associated challenges such as the energy shortage and supply bottlenecks show that globally active companies in particular are exposed to many external influences. But companies can also contribute to solving global challenges and exploit the opportunities offered by ESG (Environment, Social, Governance).
Interview with CEO André Wall
André, compared to other industries, ESG became an issue in the aerospace industry relatively late. Why now of all times?
André Wall: The space industry is central to solving many of the challenges facing mankind, such as telecommunications, satellite-based navigation or climate monitoring and forecasting. Whether it is climate protection, the deorbiting of space debris, sustainable forms of propulsion or reuse concepts for launch vehicles: ESG has gained in importance for the entire industry, especially in recent months and years, and has thus also become the driving force for numerous innovations, changes and also new business fields for the industry.
Hand on your heart: Why is sustainability important to you as CEO, but also personally?
When we launched our new brand Beyond Gravity at the beginning of 2022, we consciously communicated a new corporate vision: For the benefit of mankind. It is clear that we also put ESG at the top of the agenda. My goal as CEO of this company is to contribute to the positive development of mankind and improve life on earth with our products and innovations. As a leading aerospace supplier, we are already at the forefront. This also includes making our contribution to overcoming the climate crisis. And not least, I am a father, which raises my awareness of leaving the planet intact for our children and future generations.